Why is it that so many delicious and healthful foods have gotten such a bad reputation? Blame it on the sensational headlines in the media. In fact, when it comes down to it, loads of advertised bad food reputation are based on a one-sided story, old wives’ tales or outdated research, yet many people who looking to eat healthier are shying away from foods that are actually quite good for them! Here are some of the “unhealthy” foods that are actually good for you! Check what you are missing.
1| Canned Vegetables
Canned veggies have earned an undeserved reputation. Yes, many types are high in sodium, but don’t discount them completely. You can purchase low sodium varieties and/or rinse your canned veggies in a colander before your meal to remove much of the excess sodium. And most nutrition experts agree that the vitamin and mineral content of fresh, canned and even frozen veggies are all about the same–not less nutritious as once thought. Canned vegetables are inexpensive, easy, and a great fallback when you haven’t been able to restock your kitchen with the fresh stuff.
Another healthy protein source is shrimp. With a reputation as a “high cholesterol” food that is deep-fried more often than not, it’s easy to see why people want to avoid it. But eating foods high in cholesterol is just one of many factors that affect your cholesterol levels. It’s great in stir-fries, pasta and straight off the grill, but avoids deep-fried shrimp to keep this choice a healthful one.
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