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Monday, December 7, 2015

Yes, Too Much of a Good Thing Can Actually Be Bad For You -- Check Out These 5

Yes, Too Much of a Good Thing Can Actually Be Bad For You -- Check Out These 5
Doing things that are good for you is, well, good. But as with most things in life, you can overdo it. This also applies to health-related issues. In moderation, it's good, but overdoing it can be bad for your health.

Don't overdo these 5 health practices

  1. Vitamins - vitamins in general may be good to supplement for what you miss in foods. But, don't overdo it. According to Tim Byers, MD, associate dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, "Trials using four or more times the levels found in a healthy diet, meaning four times the 'daily value,' have tended to show excess cancers." Don't exceed 100 percent of the daily value when it comes to vitamins.
  2. Brushing your teeth - yes, it's good to brush your teeth after every meal, but make sure you are doing it right. How? Don't brush too hard, and use a soft bristle toothbrush. Otherwise, you can actually damage your teeth.
  3. Too much fiber - fiber is good but only 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men is sufficient. Too much fiber can cause bloating and gas.
  4. Exfoliating - exfoliating is scrubbing the skin to remove dead skin cells, dirt and oil. But Joshua L. Fox MD, dermatologist and director of Advanced Dermatology in New York City, warns, "However, too much scrubbing can make skin dry and irritated." It's best to take it slow to see what your skin type can tolerate.
  5. Health bars - health and fitness snack bars contain nutrients that can boost energy. But that doesn't mean you can eat as many as you want. According to a recent study in the Journal of Marketing and Research, eating too many fitness bar can actually add weight, so go easy on the snack bars.

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