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If you are trying to eat healthier, then you’ll have probably heard about some foods being “bad” for you, regardless of the way that you cook them. This is not always the case, and sometimes the foods that are labelled as being unhealthy do come with their own share of benefits. Here’s a most wanted list of “bad” foods…
A lot of people talk about red meat being unhealthy because it is really high in saturated fat. On the flip side, it offers a ton of nutrients, protein and iron. If you avoid it altogether then there’s a high chance that you’ll be depriving your body, which can lead to exhaustion and even depression if you have a drop in your iron levels. If you want to help avoid this from happening, you might consider eating at least one portion of red meat per week.
Potatoes are very starchy, and they are often used to make things like hash browns and chips. This has given them a reputation for being unhealthy, but there are ways for you to prepare potatoes without frying them. It should also be noted that potatoes contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, especially when the outer layer is eaten, not to mention that they are a fantastic source of potassium. If you want to eat more potatoes, then consider boiling them with the skin on and fill up a quarter of your plate. You can also bake them or broil them with fresh herbs.
There are so many milk alternatives on the market right now, and it’s safe to say that the dairy aisle is now overly crowded. So many people are tempted to explore other options because they feel as though cow’s milk is bad for them. The truth is that cow’s milk has been studied for decades and it also contains nine nutrients that are essential to the human body. Other milk products can contain added sugar too, so this can be a concern.
Eggs have been vilified in the past because they contain a large amount of saturated fat. Recent studies have shown that egg yolk doesn’t have a negative impact on your cholesterol and that they are a rich source of protein. Eggs are one of the most inexpensive foods as a source of protein. They will benefit your eye-health, cognitive function and even your immune system. If you want to incorporate more eggs into your diet then consider adding them to a stir fry, boiling them or even scrambling them. Some people use eggs as a weight loss diet but diets should be well rounded with main different types of foods and enough calories for your body type. If you are concerned about gaining weight as the result of eating too much fat or if you have a severe eating disorder, it may be worth visiting a counseling center so you can change your attitude towards food in a healthy manner.
Peanuts have had a bad rap for quite some time about their nutrition worthiness because people believe that they have a high fat content and they contain a lot of calories. You do need to remember that peanuts contain healthy fats, which can actually help you to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the body. They are also a brilliant source of fiber and protein too, so if you want to eat them, you can without worrying about any negative effects if you do not have an allergy to nuts.
These “Bad” boys of the food world aren’t so bad after all. Just keep in mind portion control, what your dietary goals are, and enjoy foods with consideration of your health in mind.