The Healthier Side of Somewhat ‘Unhealthy’ foods!

While we seem to think that some of our daily staples are somewhat ‘unhealthy’ in terms of the calories piling up uncomfortably and fat content that makes weight loss even harder, it is not always so. In fact, there is some reason to cheer as these foods may not always be harmful. On the contrary, they are found to be quite rich in nutrients.

 

Eggs

Eggs are usually avoided due to cholesterol inducing yolks. However, they are rich in vitamins A, vitamin B and minerals like iron and zinc.They are rich in high-quality protein that aids in building muscle strength. They make us feel fuller, and energetic, for a healthy and improved metabolism and can help us maintain a healthy weight.

Eggs are naturally rich in Vitamin D which helps build stronger bones with the help of calcium.

 

Coffee

Coffee is not all that ‘unhealthy’- it does provide immunity against heart disease, cancer and even Type 2 diabetes, as per research reports. Caffeine present in coffee is linked to boosting one’s moods. Black coffee is usually low on calorie count, without the addition of milk or cream.

Adding a few sprinkles of cinnamon improves the taste of coffee and does away with its bitter taste.

Cinnamon, rich in manganese, calcium and iron has a number of health benefits – it can positively impact blood sugar levels, digestion and boost immunity ; it also provides protection against heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer, when taken in higher amounts.

Butter

A bit of butter does no harm. In fact, it contains a bounty of nutrients – vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as essential minerals like manganese, chromium, iodine,zinc, copper, and selenium. A certain amount of fat is required by the body to help with the nutrient absorption process. Organic butter or those made from grass-fed milk are healthier choices. Butter is linked to improved cardiovascular health, improved bone health, and cognitive functioning.

However, the presence of unhealthy fats does carry health risks with it that are best avoided with moderate amounts of consumption.

 

Milk

Milk is one of those complete foods that can really boost your health.. organic versions include rice milk, almond milk, coconut milk, and soy milk. Milk is good for muscle growth, being rich in proteins. Also , it is associated with:

Skin health and complexion: Having milk regularly is good for the skin; it makes us look younger – the presence of proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants can help repair and nourish the skin.

Stronger bones and teeth– The calcium present in milk works wonders for bones and teeth, more so with Vitamin D.

Improved immunity

 

Potatoes

The all seasons favorite – potatoes, may be somewhat rich in fats – however, when consumed in moderation, they can be really useful.

They are associated with improved digestion and have anti inflammatory properties. In addition,they provide relief from high blood pressure, arthritis and help to prevent some kidney disorders.Potato juice is a good treatment for burns, bruises, sprains, skin problems, ulcers.

Potato skins are rich in potassium that can improve metabolism, neural functions, and help to maintain steady blood pressure levels.

Potassium aids in metabolic processing of various nutrients like fats and carbohydrates.

Thus, it is of immense value in extracting energy from the nutrients that are consumed.

 

With inputs from internet and print sources

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