7 Bad Foods
Some foods just have a bad reputation. These foods are considered "bad" because they contain sugar, fat, caffeine, or cholesterol.
But, the fact of the matter is that these foods are good for you. There is a new trend developing that includes these "bad " foods in your diet.
Peanut butter contains polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats.
The former helps to raise good HDL levels, and the latter lowers LDL levels.
Peanut butter is thought to be bad because of its fat content.
Avocados contain the same type of fats and therefore are heart-healthy.
They also contain lutein and glutathione which antioxidants.
A chemical called beta-sitosterol is found in avocados and helps to lower cholesterol levels.
The fat in avocados is good for you.
Coffee contains caffeine. It makes people nervous.
Did you know that 1 - 3 cups of coffee daily can help reduce the risk of diabetes by 54% in men and 30% in women?
You will also be 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
Grape juice is high in sugar.
Grape juice contains flavonoids that help antioxidants to work longer in our bodies.
Vitamin E levels increase in the plasma, and platelet activity decreases, reducing blood clotting. So, why worry about SUGAR?
Potatoes contain saturated fats and carbs when served as fried food.
But, potatoes are a great source of :
and......kuko amines. There is great potential for lowering blood pressure by eating potatoes. So, why not try a baked or boiled potato today?
Eggs are high in cholesterol. But, dietary cholesterol does not raise cholesterol levels. Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin. They also contain sulfur. Sulfur is good for your hair and nails. Choline is also found in eggs.
Why not try a hard-boiled egg today? Remember, frying increases saturated fat levels........... not the egg.
I love chocolate.
But chocolate has a bad rep because it contains. Actually, only 1/3 of the fat content is bad for you. Oleic acid and palmitic acid are good fats. Stearic acid is the 1/3 bad fat. Chocolate also contains flavonoids and antioxidants. Serotonin is found in chocolate, which is an anti-depressant. The caffeine is not so great in large amounts, but it is a stimulant along with theobromine.
Sometimes, a little "pick me up" is what you need to get through the day.
So, now you know about the "Seven Bad Foods".
Really, not so bad after all.