7 Unexpected Foods That Can Damage Your Body

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As long as you're eating everything in moderation, there's really no such thing as a "bad" food. It's fine to eat sugar, salt, and even junk foods every now and again. But in order to feel your best, it's also a good idea to be aware of all the ways different foods can impact your body, and the effects they may have over time.

"Food is medicine, and yet, food can also be one of the biggest contributors to chronic health problems," Dr. Will Cole, a functional medicine practitioner, tells Bustle. Many of us know not to go overboard with junk food. "But food triggers can be much more subtle than fast food French fries and super-sized sodas," he says.

Different foods impact people in different ways, which is why it's important to pay attention to how you feel after eating. Are you bloated? Nauseated? Tired? Then whatever you had may not be what your body needs, or it may even be a sign of an allergy or intolerance.

That said, some foods aren't great for anyone in high quantities, as they can cause inflammation, or lead to other health issues, like heart disease or leaky gut syndrome. So you may want to think twice about making them a big part of your lifestyle.

With that in mind, read on below for some foods that can hurt your health, according to experts.