Delicious Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For You
You’ve probably felt guilty every time you’ve eaten any of these delicious foods. All of these have certain misconceptions about them but in reality, are actually really good for us. Here are some delicious foods that are surprisingly good for you.
Eggs are rumoured to make cholesterol levels skyrocket and lead to heart diseases. However, an egg a day has plenty of benefits for us all. Your fave breakfast of omelettes or scrambled eggs are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are full of proteins, Vitamin D, minerals and have vision and brain fostering qualities. Contrary to popular belief, it is the yolk which is the healthiest part of the egg so enough with the egg-white diets.
Tip: Eggs cooked in excess oil and butter with cheese and sausages are not going to provide you with the above health benefits.
It has a bad reputation of stunting growth and causing heart diseases and cancer but caffeine addicts need not fret as coffee has a number of health benefits that outnumber its risks. While multiple cups of coffee may cause insomnia and other problems, a cup or two in the day can help lower the chances of diabetes, cancer and depression while being rich in antioxidants. Like we needed another reason to run to the nearest Starbucks anyway!
Tip: Avoid consuming multiple cups of coffee a day, especially with a lot of sugar.
It may be loaded with calories but the fact that it is decadently delicious and good for you can overpower that. It is loaded with fiber, proties, Vitamin E, and potassium. Also, peanuts lower your risk of heart diseases, cholesterol and other chronic problems. Go on, slather on a layer on your morning toast and indulge without the guilt.
Tip: Avoid the kind that is high in sodium and sugar.
Forget all those calories and acne-related problems and have a bite of some dark chocolate. It is rich in antioxidants to increase blood vessel flow and also helps reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Tip: It is healthy in small quantities like one square of a chocolate bar and not the entire bar which will just lead to weight gain.
This is the best news ever for wine aficionados, red wine is actually good for you. It helps protect against heart disease, high cholesterol and artery damage. It’s also loaded with antioxidants. So go home and unwind with a glass or two, your body will thank you.
Tip: This doesn’t mean going on wine binges with your ladies. Moderation is key. Too much of anything is bad, especially when it comes to alcohol.
Pasta has been deemed high on carbohydrates, but these are complex carbohydrates which release energy slowly and help you eat less in the long run. It also provides you with a good dose of fiber and proteins. Authentic pasta is cooked in olive oil which has a load of health benefits including being good for the heart. Forget those diets and grab some Italian tonight and eat to your hearts content.
Tip: Avoid adding oodles of sinful cheese to your pasta dish.
Never feel guilty about binging on popcorn again- it is one of the healthiest snacks around! No other snack food is as rich in antioxidants and fiber as popcorn is. It is also high in antioxidant substances called polyphenols which are also present in fruits and vegetables. Don’t worry about indulging in a delicious tub of popcorn the next time you hit the movies.
Tip: Avoid the added butter and salt. Also, microwave popcorn is not at all healthy compared to the air-popped kind.
Go ahead and indulge yourselves. Also, don’t forget to snack on these foods to beat the heat.