Here’s How These 9 Foods With A Bad Reputation Can Be Made A Part Of A Healthy Diet
While dieticians have instructed you to give up on these foods if you want to lose weight, the temptation to make you want to eat them never seem to cease.
As long as you incorporate these so called ‘unhealthy’ foods into your diet in a healthy moderation, you will be able to maintain a healthy diet.
Carbs of all kinds
Gone are the days when people still consider carbs such as pasta as the enemy; especially since we are now well aware of the fact that whole grain carbs have been part of a healthy human diet for quite sometime now.
As long as you’re sticking to unrefined/unprocessed carbs current research shows that getting get up to 50-55% of calories from carbs is good for your health and can help you live longer.
Whole eggs with egg yolk
The longstanding myth that egg yolks are downright dangerous due to its ability to increase undue cholesterol levels in the body, has been deemed a myth. In fact, it not only doesn’t spike your cholesterol levels it also helps reduce your overall cholesterol in the long run.
Up to 2-3 is now advisable to eat on a daily basis. In fact, eating one egg a day can help keep heart diseases at bay.
Unlike most ‘refined’ carbohydrates, which are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, pasta has a low glycemic index, meaning it causes smaller increases in blood sugar levels than those caused by eating foods with a high glycemic index.
Pasta consumed in small quantities along with other low-glycemic foods as part of a low-glycemic index diet is what led prevent weight gain or even a loss in weight.
Oils, such as coconut oil and ghee have a long history of being demonised off late but were a mainstay of most Indian households for generation. They are now making a comeback due to the unique properties that they hold.
Multiple studies have shown a very little association between saturated fat and heart disease.
While it’s now slowly becoming a well-known fact that drinking alcohol in moderation may have several health benefits, some alcohols are more beneficial than the other. If you’re sucker for numbers the Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that a moderate consumption amounts to having one drink per day for men and up to two drinks for women every day.
Medical researchers have found out that two alcoholic drinks are way too effective than a paracetamol.
Just like butter, cheese is also high in saturated fat and calorie content. But, it is also rich in nutrients, calcium, vitamin A, B12, riboflavin, zinc, and phosphorus. It also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a good fat, according to latest discoveries, found in animal protein and dairy that has been linked to cancer prevention.
Chocolate and whole milk: A glass of chocolate and whole milk has the perfect carbs to protein ratio (3:1) and is a good post workout recovery drink. It also replenishes bone-building calcium and sodium to restore electrolyte balance. Go with dark chocolate, if you are still unsure.
It not only improves concentration and stamina, but a recent research has revealed that it helps prevent diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Just don’t overdo it, 3-5 cups are optimum as it may have some side effects like insomnia, jitters and anxiety.
Although labelled as fattening, bananas sometimes play a healthy role when you are trying to shed pounds. They are rich in potassium and provide antioxidants, vitamin C and fibre. Banana eaters also experience a shift in dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for elevating your mood.