4 Types Of Vegetables You Must Never Eat, And Why.
Everyone knows it’s vital to eat your veggies, but not all are created equal. In fact, there are some that you might want to steer clear of as they can cause bloating, weight gain or inflammation.
Here are the top vegetables to avoid and why.
According to a study by Harvard University, you’ll want to omit this entire category if you’re looking to lose a few pounds. Researchers looked at fruit and vegetable consumption of more than 133,000 American adults and found that those who ate more starchy vegetables put on pounds, while those who limited their intakes actually lost weight. Starchy vegetables include potatoes, corn, peas, winter squash, and yes, sweet potatoes. Many tout the health benefits of sweet potatoes, which are full of vitamins and fiber, however, they might be best eaten in moderation.
Kale, broccoli and cauliflower are practically life-saving foods, right? Yes, while these veggies have loads of fiber, are low in calories and provide plenty of nutrients, they can also cause bloating. “Humans don’t possess the enzyme to break down raffinose, a complex sugar commonly found in cruciferous vegetables,” clinical nutritionist Jennifer Cassetta, CN, MS, told EatThis.com. “So when these vegetables get to the lower intestine, they’re fermented by bacteria and produce methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen, which leads to gas.”