Everyone these days is very health conscious and anything which does not meet the “healthy food guidelines” is considered forbidden. Read on to know about the 7 food preparations that are actually healthy but you perceived them to be unhealthy.
For the breakfast, people eliminate many food preparations based on their perception of good and bad. Here are 7 foods that do not really qualify to be forbidden as they are actually not bad for your health.
Pancakes and waffles. Grains have a very bad reputation but instead, they offer many vital nutrients to our body as they are an important source of fiber, B vitamins, and many other micronutrients. So, you don’t have to skip cereal based breakfast preparations completely. Pancakes and waffles are also a medium to incorporate fresh fruits in to your diet when added to the batter or as a topping. Whole wheat flour and almond meal are other healthier options to prepare these breakfast dishes.
Eggs. There has always been a mixed opinion regarding the consumption of eggs. Be it egg white or whole, eggs are undoubtedly the cheapest and most versatile medium to incorporate the highest quality of nutrients in the diet. Eggs are rich in B vitamins, vitamin D, iron, selenium, zinc, and copper.
Salt. When eating healthy, you do not have to stop using salt as it is necessary for adequate nutritional intake. Iodine present in salt is required for thyroid hormones, which controls the metabolism of our body and various other functions. Just use it sparingly within the healthy food guidelines.
Cheese. Dairy based foods offer vitamin D, calcium and other nutrients that are vital for our health. Some variations of cheese contain health beneficial microorganisms that can protect teeth and control the growth of cavity causing bacteria in our mouth.
Potatoes. Potatoes, when eaten with the skin, are a good source of B vitamins, potassium, iron, and magnesium. Even sweet potatoes are a healthy food option that you can include in your diet.
Peanut butter. Nut butter such as peanut and almond butter is a good option if they do not contain a high quantity of added salt, sugar, and hydrogenated oils. Peanuts as such are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), B vitamins, vitamin E, which are associated with a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, and colorectal cancer.
Avocados. This fruit is loaded with vitamin C and K, fiber, and potassium. It is also rich in MUFA that protects the heart, repairs cellular damage, and regulates and produces hormones.