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Do you ever start eating something delicious and midway start feeling guilty about your unhealthy food choices? Say no more. There are five ingredients below that will make your food choices healthier while also satisfying your tastebuds. You’d think they are unhealthy but are not!
Ghee is a staple in every Indian household. It’s hard to forget the days when your grandmother would stuff multiple spoonfuls of ghee into a roti. As kids, we poured a ton of ghee onto anything we ate, from rice to roti, even bread. It put a desi twist on any food and we could never get enough.
As we grew, we were always told how this delicious touch of flavor was unhealthy and that it was an unnecessary fat. The opinion became so popular that individuals started eliminating this product completely from their diet.
However, recent studies have shown that the fat present in ghee does not break down easily thus reducing the risk of cell damage. Moreover, ghee also aids in faster and more effective digestion.
So, the next time you are looking to make your food a little more delicious, don’t hesitate to add a generous spoon of ghee.
Potatoes have, from time immemorial, given us multiple mouth-watering dishes to savor. It’s hard to think of any other vegetable that has contributed so much in satisfying the human palette. The vegetable has gained so much public recognition that multiple fan pages have emerged through time in its appreciation.
Although it has received much criticism for being nothing but a ball of carbs, this vegetable is contributing to your nutrition in more ways than you recognize. Potatoes are a rich storehouse of Vitamin C, so much so, that half of your daily recommended intent is fulfilled by a single medium-sized potato. It also houses vitamin B, potassium, and various minerals. It should be a crime for such a vegetable to be healthy.
Carbs: simple and complex carbohydrates
Carbs have been a question of debate for decades now. There are enough no-carb and low-carb diets on the list to induce fear in anyone that’s looking to lose weight or reduce sugar intake. However, carbs are a widely misunderstood food group. The fight is not against carbs as a whole, it’s certain types of carbs.
There are essentially two types of carbs: Simple and Complex. Simple carbs are broken down easily by the body, while it takes more energy to break down complex carbs. And your answer is right there. Since simple carbs take less energy, they get broken down faster, thus leading to an excess of stored insulin.
Carbs like sweet potatoes, black beans, whole fruits, and more are complex enough for your body to use enough resources to break them down.
When we think cheese, we think unhealthy. How many of us have had conversations that go “Cheese is healthy”?. The answer is little to none. We have constantly been exposed to the idea that we need to stay away from cheese for good health.
Don’t go dismissing cheese yet. There are certain kinds of cheese that you can consume without worrying about it being unhealthy. You just have to choose the right kind to enjoy a guilt-free meal. Cheese usually contains protein and calcium. It can even aid in weight loss and avoiding heart diseases.
Cheese like Mozzarella, Feta, cottage cheese or paneer, is a source of protein that is required by the body.
Coffee has been linked to various heart conditions and hindering blood pressure for many years. It has been a popular villain in the hot beverage category. Many people shy away from having even a single cup of coffee a day with the fear of it affecting their balance healthwise.
If you are someone that can’t get to work or even imagine beginning your day without a cup of coffee, here’s some good news for you. According to research by WHO in 2016, coffee was removed from the list of carcinogenic foods and was considered to have certain possible health benefits. In fact, it is recommended to have a normal serving of 3 to 4 cups a day added to a healthy and balanced diet.
Next time you’re enjoying a good cup of coffee, go get another one guilt-free.
Consuming carbs, fats, or caffeine is not something you should be worried about, as long as you moderate your consumption and be conscious of what you eat.