10 Products and How Much of Them You Actually Need to Avoid an Overdose and Stay Healthy

We may consume bread, eggs, bananas, and milk every day, but still, we forget about recommended portions we need to have. While trying to get more vitamins and minerals, we may overdose and harm our health even more.

We at Bright Side did some research on what healthy daily amounts of everyday food should look like, and we hope this knowledge will be useful for you.

1. 2 bananas per day

Bananas provide the body with vital nutrients and fiber. It’s okay to have 2 bananas per day as a snack. They may reduce bloating, control appetite, and replace processed sugars. Experts also say that bananas are not enough for breakfast. At first, they’ll give you a quick boost, but soon you will feel tired and hungry again.

2. 7 eggs per week

It’s risky to eat many eggs, especially for people with heart disease. Specialists recommend up to one egg a day for most people and fewer for people with high blood cholesterol. If you’re generally healthy, 7 eggs per week should be fine.

3. 1 teaspoon of salt per day

Adults should eat no more than 6 grams of salt a day — that’s around 1 teaspoon. And this amount should include all salty food that you consume, including cheese, salami, and chips.

Be careful about how much salt you give to kids:

  • 1 to 3 years — 2 g of salt a day
  • 4 to 6 years — 3 g of salt a day
  • 7 to 10 years — 5 g of salt a day
  • 11 years and over — 6 g of salt a day

4. One and a half tablespoons of olive oil per day

One and a half tablespoons of olive oil per day will be a great bonus for your health. Be careful how you consume it. When olive oil is cooked at high heat, it loses its benefits.

5. 6 teaspoons of sugar per day

Researchers suggest consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day for most women. Men can eat up to 9 teaspoons.
If you drink one can of a sugar-sweetened drink per day without cutting back on calories elsewhere, you can gain up to 15 pounds over 3 years.

6. 3 cups of milk per day

Dietary guidelines recommend that adults should drink 3 cups or 732 ml per day of milk to get the most benefits and avoid problems. However, be careful if you’re intolerant of it.

7. 3 cups of black tea

9 different studies suggest that drinking 3 cups of black tea on a daily basis reduces the risk of stroke. Still, be careful with this beverage and the amount of caffeine you ingest if you have insomnia or other individual contraindications.

8. 4 cups of black coffee per day

Several studies suggest that drinking 4 cups (945 ml) of coffee a day is safe for most healthy adults. People who drink up to 4 cups of it daily have a way lower chance of developing any kind of liver disease. However, it doesn’t mean that you need to start drinking it if you don’t tolerate it or have other medical issues.

9. 1 orange per day

One orange can provide enough vitamin C for one day. Eating it in large quantities may give you gastrointestinal symptoms, so avoid eating oranges at night.

10. 6 slices of bread per day

Dietary guidelines say that a “healthy” 1,800 to 2,000-calorie diet can include 6 slices of bread a day. This includes up to 3 slices of “refined-grain” white bread.

What food or drink can you not imagine living without? What do you usually eat for breakfast?

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