4 posts tagged healthy foods
So Glad to Eat You Again! (4 Foods Off the Nutritional Blacklist)
Over the years, we’ve all had favorite eats hit the healthy-food blacklist, but thankfully, some of them are making a return. In fact, recent research has not only redeemed once-taboo foods such as steak, eggs (yolks included), and peanut butter but also found that when eaten in moderation, some of them may actually help you conquer the scale.
Eggs: Although a single egg yolk contains nearly the recommended daily limit for dietary cholesterol, it is the most nutrient-rich part, packed with zinc, iron, vitamins A and D, and choline, which may help reduce breast-cancer risk. Plus, the yolk contains nearly half of an egg’s hunger-quashing protein, which is why white-only omelets aren’t as satisfying.
Bananas: Higher in calories than most fruits, bananas were considered carbs that packed on pounds.
Coconut Oil: Because it’s high in saturated fat, coconut oil was demonized by dieters.
Red Meat: Beef had a reputation for contributing to heart disease and wide waistlines.
Peanut Butter: This sandwich staple has been shunned as high-fat and high-cal.
The 125 Best Packaged Foods for Women (AKA grocery list makeover)
It’s likely that more than half of your grocery budget goes to foods that come in a bag, box, or can. But scan a typical ingredients panel and you’ll see that what you’re really paying for is a lot of added fat, sodium, and chemical preservatives.
To help you get more nutritional bang for your buck, our team of pros did a supermarket sweep for the buys that are as beneficial for you as they are for your wallet. Our list is broken down into categories like breads & cereals, frozen meals, condiments, pasta & rice, drinks, and dairy. Get shopping!
#23: Popcorn, Indiana All-Natural Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn
All the hot-buttered satisfaction of carnival kettlecorn in five simple ingredients, with no preservatives and just a hint of tongue-tingling flavor.
Per serving (2 1/2 cups): 130 calories, 4.5 g fat (0 g sat), 21 g carbs, 115 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein, 7 g sugar
Print the whole list of the 125 best packaged foods!
Photo: Mitchell Feinberg
#1: Almonds and Other Nuts (With Skins Intact)
Superpowers Build muscle, reduce cravings
Fights Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure
See the other 11 foods here.