9 Healthy Foods You Better Eat in Moderation In 2024

Even though tuna is protein-rich and goes nicely with sandwiches and salads, too much is harmful. Why? Mercury. Too much canned tuna may cause visual, muscle, and pregnancy issues since it has more mercury than most seafood.

Canned Tuna

The key is that he's consuming handfuls. 160–190 calories per ounce. More than that in a day will make the crunchy treat unflattering.


Quinoa, formerly fashionable and health-conscious, is now mainstream—and we love it! Only one whole grain has all nine essential amino acids, making it a great vegan protein source.


It's simple to see why North American houses have had it for 131 years. In its purest form, almond, peanut, and cashew butter include protein, fiber, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Nut Butters

Acidic fruits like tomatoes and oranges have a lower pH than other vegetables. Acidity disrupts stomach pH, making heartburn and acid reflux more likely.


Lean meats like chicken and beef provide nutrition, but they also include insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), which increases cancer risk and aging. Everything on this list need moderation.

Lean Animal Proteins

A dieter's BFF, extra virgin olive oil is almost a miraculous weight reduction medicine. Regular consumption may raise blood levels of serotonin, a hormone that regulates satiety, and adiponectin, which breaks down fat. 

Olive Oil

Dates are a dried fruit with fiber, B vitamins, and health-boosting minerals, Rumsey says. They're naturally sweet and may substitute part or all of the sugar in many desserts. 


"This healthy mix of nutrients means that beans are digested slowly, which keeps you full and satiated long after a meal," he says. Since beans and legumes are high in calories, portion management is essential.