5 foods that aren’t as unhealthy as you might have thought

As we make our daily food choices, we tend to categorize them into healthy and unhealthy diets. But are you sure what you’re eating is healthy and what you’re avoiding is unhealthy? With so much information circulating, we often get confused and make mistakes with our diet. A common dietary mistake is to give up certain foods completely. What you need to understand is that a diet can be considered healthy when there is the right balance of each type of nutrient and compound on the plate. In this article, we’ll walk you through some common foods that we tend to avoid labeling «unhealthy»; but the truth is, they are not as bad as you think. You heard us right! Now, are you curious about the foods we are talking about? Then get ready, as we will soon put an end to all your confusion. Read on.
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Here are 5 «unhealthy» foods that are actually healthy:

1. Potatoes:

Available in all cuisines of the world, potatoes are probably the most versatile vegetable imaginable. Unfortunately, they often fail to earn a place in most of our healthy diet regimens. I wonder why? It is because of the starch content that makes people think that potatoes will make them fat and unhealthy. But did you know that the truth is exactly the opposite? Potatoes contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and a good amount of fiber. When consumed in the right amount, you can enjoy all these benefits along with great taste. If you’re reconsidering potatoes in your diet, here are some recipe options for you. Click here to find out more.

2. White Rice:

Today, as people turn to healthier lifestyles, white rice is gradually being replaced with brown rice, millet and more. While we don’t deny the health benefits of millet and brown rice, that doesn’t diminish the goodness of white rice. White rice is gluten-free, provides a lot of energy and can be easily digested. These factors make it a perfect option to add to your balanced diet, but obviously in moderation. We also have some delicious rice recipes for you to try at home. Click here to find out more.
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3. Chocolate:

Let’s make it clear once and for all: chocolates don’t hurt. But yes, you have to choose them wisely to enjoy the benefits. Chocolates, especially the dark ones, contain antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, calcium, and many other nutrients that make them good for an energy boost, uplifting mood, and sustained energy throughout the day. We’ve also debunked some common confusing myths about chocolates. Click here to learn more in detail.

4. Egg Yolk:

Do you throw those golden yolks while eating eggs? If yes, then stop doing it now! Egg yolks are rich in vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium and other essential nutrients. When eaten in moderation, egg yolks, along with egg whites, provide wholesome goodness in both health and taste. We’ve compiled a few healthy recipes that include the full egg for you to try. Click here for details.

5. Coffee:

Excessive consumption of caffeine is considered bad for your health, which is why many of you prefer to avoid it altogether. But a Harvard University report says, «For most people, moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy diet.» According to the report, about two cups of coffee a day are linked to lower risks of diabetes, heart problems, depression and liver problems, just to name a few. Now that you know that coffee isn’t all that unhealthy, let us teach you how to brew it perfectly. Click here to find out more.
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