3 Foods With a ‘Bad Reputation’ That Are Actually Good for You

There are many foods around today with a bad reputation which we have been told not to eat at one point or the other. Of course, there are reasons, but some of these foods are actually good and beneficial for the body. Although they may have some qualities that are legitimately bad for you, sometimes these bad qualities are actually overrated and not as bad as they are made to appear. Below are some of the foods in this category.

1. Eggs

You have probably been told several times about the large amount cholesterol in eggs, especially in the yolks. Eggs may contain fat, but what many people fail to realize is that it also contains dietary cholesterol and not saturated fat that increases the risk of several heart defects. A lot of people have stopped eating eggs as a result of this and they do not know how much they are missing out on the other benefits.

Another thing to consider is the kind of foods you eat your eggs with. If these meals have a high fat content, the problem might be from them and not the eggs. Eggs are a rich source of proteins and studies show that they also help to control the appetite much better than high-carb breakfasts.

2. White rice

It is true that rice has a high glycemic index, but that doesn’t make it a bad meal. It is only risky when you eat it on its own, but how many people eat white rice alone on a regular basis? That’s rare. You can eat your white rice with other vegetables and get everything balanced. Contrary to what some people think, brown rice isn’t better than white rice. Studies show that white rice have a lot of essential nutrients, since it is enriched with the nutrients that are lost during processing (this is common in all white rice sold in the United States).

3. Frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables have been considered bad and less nutritious since they are frozen, which is simply not true. Studies show that frozen vegetables have just as many nutrients as their fresh counterparts, as they are picked and processed at the peak of freshness. These vegetables are a great option to have in the winter months when you can’t easily get fresh vegetables. They are also known to be low in calories and having a high fiber content.

Now that it’s clear that these foods are actually good, despite their bad reputation, you can now return to eating them with peace of mind.

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