You may have heard it from a parent or a friend, but the most of us know the feeling. When someone tells you that a certain food is bad for you, how do you react? You might instantly take their word as gold and immediately associate whatever food it is with a negative reputation. Unfortunately, most of the people who tell us these things in passing are not physicians or dietitians.
There are quite a few foods out there that are not as bad as we might think they are. Whatever you eat should be enjoyed in moderation, but there are foods out there that constantly get a bad rap that you might want to include in your diet. Check out these foods that are actually good for you:
Eggs With The Yolk
We’ve all heard the back and forth about the health benefits or disadvantages of eggs, especially their yolks. Here is some good news for egg lovers, eggs can actually be good for you. Research has found that saturated fat and not dietary cholesterol (found in eggs) is a culprit for heart disease. Eggs are packed with nutrients like vitamin D, protein, phosphorus, riboflavin, choline and selenium.
Not only is coffee great for giving you a kick in the pants to get you through the workday, but it also has some health benefits too. Did you know that coffee is one of the main sources of flavonoids in the United States? According to recent studies, coffee may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. Choose organic, shade grown and sustainable coffee whenever you can.
If you’re a pasta lover then this is great news! You may have heard that pasta is not the best for you and can lead to weight gain. Pasta with white durum wheat has a glycemic index of 45 to 50, which is very low. Consuming pasta won’t spike your blood sugar levels. Pasta is healthy in moderation. Eat about two cups of cooked pasta with vegetables and a tomato-based sauce for a healthy meal.
We’ve all heard about how bad alcohol is, but it can actually be healthy when you drink it in moderation. One drink a day for women, and two drinks for men each day can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Remember not to drink any more than that otherwise, the benefits will be counteracted.
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