Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What's Bad is Good

You now how some people tell you not to eat certain foods because they're bad for the health. It isn't necessarily true. Some “bad” foods actually turn out to be good for the health if you know how to choose them.

Here are some three examples of “bad” but good foods:

  • Chocolates. They're sweet and have a lot of fat. The milk chocolate kind, that is. Dark chocolates contain something that'll do you good – flavanols. These are antioxidants that have a blood-thinning effect which is good for your heart.
  • Beef. Beef is high in cholesterol and saturated fats. Not really good for the heart. But if you're wise about your beef cuts, you've got yourself a low-fat goldmine of protein and iron which are good for muscle building and circulation respectively.
  • Eggs. Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol, which can be bad for the heart. But eggs are actually very filling. Eating it with a toast makes you feel fuller longer than having a bagel of equal calorie count. Also, eggs contain compounds that lower one's risk of blindness-causing eye damage.

Well, now that you know these things, can you still call these things bad foods?

Written By: Abbey Grace Yap

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