You probably read conflicting food reports in the media all the time. So, wouldn’t it be nice to just read the truth about food. Well, why us here at Life’s a Peach are no nutritionists, we do know a little bit about food. So, we’re taking a look at the so-called healthy foods that are actually good for you.
Dairy products were once deemed unhealthy, despite the fact they are actually good for your body. Products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and butter are jam packed with protein and calcium – nutrients your body actually needs. Like with anything, dairy should be consumed in moderation, as some items can be high in saturated fat per portion. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, dairy really isn’t that bad for you at all.
You have probably heard that eggs are bad for your cholesterol. Well, guess what? They actually might not be. Research undertaken over the last 20 years has found that a normal consumption of dietary cholesterol has had little impact on a person’s blood cholesterol levels.
What you might not realise is that eggs are a natural source of protein, vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy fats. So, they’re not that bad for you at all. Omelette, anyone?
All you carb lovers can rejoice in the news that potatoes aren’t too bad for you. While they might be high on the high glycaemic index, they are full of vitamin C, B vitamins and some trace minerals. How you prepare your pots will also determine how bad it is for your body. For example, if you cook and cool your potatoes, you will increase the amount of resistant starch, which reportedly resists a gut’s digestion, which can have a rather positive affect on a gut’s bacteria.
Are you looking for a healthy snack? Nuts might be the perfect option. We know what you’re thinking, “nuts are bad for you, aren’t they?” Well, not all nuts are bad for you. The next time you feel a little peckish, we recommend picking up some raw nuts, which contain plenty of protein, healthy fats, dietary fibre and micronutrients. Raw nuts are also low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. The British Journal of Nutrition recently reported that consuming raw nuts could reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to grab a glass of milk, make an omelette or a jacket potato and treat yourself to a handful of raw nuts – and it will all aid your body!