You will be surprised by the benefits of these foods that can often be left out of your menu
Many people believe that a balanced diet means stop consuming various foods. But that’s not how it works, after all, restrictive diets cause binge eating – which can be even worse than simply consuming an adequate amount of food.
In addition, it is very common for people to be afraid to consume certain foods because they think they will harm their health. With that in mind, we’ve listed some that are generally frowned upon, when in fact you shouldn’t be afraid to consume them. It’s time to end certain myths!
Contrary to what people think, the egg is not responsible for the increase in cholesterol and it can, yes, be consumed on a daily basis, since it is a very nutritious food.
The egg is rich in vitamins A, D and E, in addition to having essential minerals for the body such as zinc, selenium and magnesium. Its consumption helps in the weight loss process, aids brain performance and contributes to eye health.
Another advantage of the egg is that it is a very versatile food, it can be prepared in many ways and inserted into the cuisine through many delicious recipes.
There are many myths about margarine. But after all, do you know how it is made? It is a mixture of milk, water and vegetable oils extracted from fruits and seeds.
Margarine is a source of good fats such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats of the omega-3 and omega-6 types, which help fight bad cholesterol, LDL. As a source of fats derived from vegetable oils, margarine can be part of the diet, if consumed in moderation and within a balanced diet. In addition, it is a product that is often indispensable in cooking because it brings more flavor and versatility to recipes thanks to its creamy consistency, being easier to spread and mix with other ingredients.
And one more tip: when choosing which product to consume, take a look at the nutritional table. Today there is already margarine with up to 80% lipids, that is, more than half of good fats from vegetables in the composition, in addition to margarines free from trans fat.
It is important to clarify that the majority of margarines on the market have not been containing trans fat for many years, which has proven to be harmful to health. And that happened thanks to new technologies, which allowed the removal of the partial hydrogenation process that causes trans fat. Therefore, it is important to always seek a quality brand and reference in the market, in order to ensure that it is of high quality and does not contain trans fat.
Just think of a hamburger that many associate with fast food, feeding the popular imagination that it is a bad food for health. However, hamburgers made with homemade ingredients can be on the menu regularly.
When preparing your homemade hamburger, opt for lean meats such as duck, for example. And instead of frying it, how about roasting it? So you can guarantee all the benefits of this food.
Have you ever heard that sweets are not good for your health? Only not all sweets play this role of villain. This is the case with peanut butter, which is tasty when it is beneficial.
People often say that peanuts are part of the oilseed group, due to their high fat content. However, it is a legume and almost 50% of its fat is omega-9, which helps regulate cholesterol.
Half of the peanut butter is made up of this good fat and the other half is a sum of protein, carbohydrate and fiber. Therefore, this food is a great ally for those who practice physical exercise and also for those who are in the process of losing weight.
Do you know when you feel like eating a roll and you deprive yourself? You don’t have to go through this anymore, after all, bread is a food that is always present on the table of Brazilians.
Bread can be a healthy food, as long as you make it yourself. Wholegrain, rye or oat breads are great options for the diet, as they are rich in fiber that contribute to the regulation of digestive function.
Avocado is seen as a caloric food and an enemy for being a fruit rich in fats. There is a big mistake. It does contain fats, yes, but they are of high quality and act in reducing the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.
In addition, it is a fruit rich in nutrients such as calcium, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus and others. Thus, the avocado can be inserted into the diet without fear, helping those who are in the process of losing weight, improving performance in training and even working to combat constipation.
Cheeses can be combined with food when chosen correctly. There are healthy options that bring benefits to the diet and are sources of calcium and protein.
It is easy to choose the best option on the market shelf, just pay attention to the color of the food: the more yellowish the greater the amount of calories. When buying a cheese, prefer options such as minas, ricotta or cottage cheese, for example. That’s because they are high in protein and low in fat.