There are some foods that have bad reputations but are okay to eat. Here’s how to spot them
Pizza has a bad reputation because once you have that, you usually eat the unhealthy type made of white crust, lots of cheese and high fat meat toppings. If you make a pizza at home from scratch, you can use a whole wheat crust, fresh vegetables cuts and add as much or as little cheese as you like. This increases the amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals while lowering calories and saturated fat to give you a healthier pizza.
Peanut butter gets a bad rap because it is very high in fat. If you are on a diet, a food that is high in fat will add a lot of calories to your daily intake. Peanut butter is however high in healthy (unsaturated) fat. These fatty acids have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Although you should not eat whole jars of this stuff, having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is very healthy.
Eggs get a bad reputation because they are high in cholesterol and has little saturated (bad) fat. If you have a cholesterol problem, you should stay away from foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. If you are otherwise healthy, eggs provide a high amount of quality protein and low in calories. If you are concerned about fat, you can buy eggs laid by hens with modified diets that are lower in saturated fat than traditional egg.
Since beef is high in saturated (bad) fat, many people stay away from it. Beef is also high in good quality protein and iron. You can buy lean ground beef that has as much fat as ground turkey. Lean ground beef is also usually cheaper and tastier than ground turkey. You can also try organic meat if you are concerned about hormones and antibiotics found in meat products.
Low carb diets labeled bread as unhealthy because of the high carbohydrate content. Carbohydrates come in two categories: good and bad. Bread can be made of good or bad carbs so lumping all the bread in the poor category is as stereotypes. If it is made from 100% whole wheat flour, it is good. Whole wheat flour is high in fiber and nutrients while white flour is not. . . This applies to all foods made from flour with snacks and pasta
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