In this health-conscious, gym-hitting world, people tend to get so particular as to what food is healthy, what will keep them in shape. Anything too delicious is assumed to make you fat and looked upon with suspicion. Shattering this myth, here are 7 healthy foods you thought were unhealthy.
1. Peanut Butter
Not all fats are unhealthy for the body. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats reduce cholesterol level and prevent heart disease. This super-spread contains all the right fats, proteins and fibre that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also keep you healthy.
2. Egg yolks
Saturated fat, not cholesterol level, is the actual culprit behind poor health. These golden orbs are devoid of saturated fats and rich in protein, vitamin D, riboflavin along with numerous vitamins and minerals.
Yes, your fries and chips are not unhealthy, provided they are not deep fried. They contain potassium and fibre, must-haves for balanced electrolyte and blood sugar levels in the body. Besides, sweet potatoes have several health benefits.
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Rich in unsaturated fats and almost all the essential vitamins; A, B, C, D, E and K, avocados are probably more healthy than the diet chart you’ve been following for the gym.
Though not a food, coffee also deserves redemption. Under appropriate amounts, it shields you from aging effects and improves cardiovascular health. Some caffeine also gives you the kick to work longer and harder.
6. White rice
This one can be approved even from Japan. While the processing of rice does lead to loss of nutrients, but still people having white rice faceless weight issues.
Popcorns make a perfect movie-time munch snack for a reason. They are packed with whole grains and antioxidants, while also reducing your calorie count. Just forego the butter, add a pinch of salt and you are all set to go.