To eat or not to eat! That’s the question. Food is deliciously comforting, which makes it extremely difficult to stick to a healthy diet in the middle of all the donuts, hamburgers, cookies, meatballs, pies, cupcakes, pizzas, ice cream, and the list goes on and on.
While the previous foods are known to be unhealthy, which is true, there are other goodies that are mistaken for being bad for your health. You will be surprised once you find out the great health benefits these underestimated foods have.
It sounds like a happy ending when the food you love is actually good for your health!
We are quite aware that butter has one of the worst food reputations out there and that almost everyone will tell you to avoid it at all costs. It’s actually known to be too bad it’s almost a sin. This might surprise you but did you know that butter is healthy?
I mean the real butter! It is surprisingly high in fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. Do stop trying to avoid butter (the real one,) it’s not that scary after all. Just make sure to consume it moderately.
Good news for every coffee lover (including myself!) Our black magic drink has a surprisingly wonderful amount of health benefits.
However, it should be noted that more than one cup of coffee a day can impact your health negatively; it may increase your risk of developing heart problems and anxiety. Remember, the less sugar or cream, the better for your waistline!
Unless you are allergic to peanut, peanut butter is not as bad as many people think it is. Actually, peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and other nutrients, it’s got the good fat, and may even help lower your risk of coronary heart disease as well as help you lose weight.
How bad or good it is for your health depends on the way you use it. To reap the most benefits, make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar and the lowest sodium content!
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can ever eat, yet many people avoid it because they worry about the fat content. The truth is the type of fat that’s found in avocados is the good, beneficial one that helps your body absorb antioxidants and impact your overall health positively.
Did you know that avocados can give you more potassium than bananas? Moreover, this awesome fruit is rich in nutrients and loaded with fiber. According to one study, individuals who eat avocados tend to be healthier than those who don’t.
Carbs make you feel guilty and bread seems like the biggest sin. However, the great whole wheat bread is healthier than you may think as it’s packed with many overlooked nutrients, including antioxidants, B vitamins, fiber, minerals, protein, and plant compounds which help your body prevent many diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammation, and cancer.
Furthermore, fiber-rich foods can lower your risk of obesity since they’re so filling and can prevent overeating as well as support healthy digestion. So next time you’re craving bread for breakfast, pick the whole wheat kind and your health will actually be grateful!