Lindy’s 7 Healthy Foods Once Considered Unhealthy
In this age where we are being constantly told which food is healthy and which is not, it can be quite a task where it comes to keeping up with which foods are healthy and which are not. Here is Lindy’s list of the healthy foods that were once considered unhealthy.
7 Healthy Foods Once Considered Unhealthy
Eggs. Believe it or not, but for a long-time egg were actually considered unhealthy for your heart. If you go to see, an egg contains a whopping 185 mg of cholesterol. For a long time,it was believed that dietary cholesterol had a big role to play where it came to the body’s cholesterol levels.
Thankfully, that misconception has long since been cleared and we can all enjoy our eggs in whatever way we wish. In fact, eggs are a really excellent source of proteins, healthy fats and minerals.
Dairy. Can you imagine not having things like milk, butter and cheese in your diet? Well if you’re vegan you can, but for most people, it’s simply incomprehensible. There was a time, however, when dairy products got a bad rap. However, the regular consumption of dairy products is really not an issue if your overall intake of calories and fat is healthy. Needless to say, your dairy choices should be lower in fat. There are great things in dairy like the high protein and calcium content, so why should we stay away from it?
Raw nuts. These have also had a reputation in the past for being a kind of food that can be avoided. This,of course, is because nuts are high in fat and calories. However, according to a recent study that was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, you will see that eating raw nuts reduces death from all causes, cardiovascular disease and even sudden cardiac death. There are plenty of good things that raw nuts include, and these include proteins, healthy fats and micronutrients. In fact, even the nut butters, like peanut butter that is consumed by millions of Americans every single day, is a great source of nutrition. There is even recent evidence that has shown that people, who have replaced processed meats with peanut butter, have shown increased weight loss.You might also wish to check out our article on healthy food statistics and limitations
Avocados. Now who would have thought that the very food that is highly sought after these days was actually considered unhealthy at one point in time? Yes, it was in the low-fat diet fad period, that people actually considered avocados unhealthy because of their high fat content. However, the fat content includes those monounsaturated fats that are fats that are actually god for your health. Besides, avocados are packed with vitamins and minerals that include potassium, magnesium and folate. Add to that that the fact that they also have a higher satiety value, which means you will feel fuller for longer.
Potatoes. Just like avocadoes, potatoes too got a bad name in the past. Needless to say, that would be because of their high starch content. The thing you need to know about the potato, though, is the fact that it is a powerhouse of potassium, offering around twice as much of this critical mineral per serving than the banana does. Believe it or not, but it is also fat and cholesterol free. If you eat it fried, however, it’s another story. That’s why you need to steer clear of those French fries; however, that doesn’t mean that you keep all potato variations at bay. Also, potatoes are great for building your muscle glycogen stores after you work out.