Did you stop eating a certain food because someone has told you that it was bad for you? Some products get bad reputations which they do not really deserve because of incorrect information. The truth is, quite a few of the foods you may think are bad may actually be beneficial for you. Find out more about not so bad foods.
Japan is one of the healthiest nations enjoying white rice at most meals. Plus, studies have found that those who eat rice are also less likely to be overweight. White rice has more essential nutrients than brown one due to fortification. It may surprise you to hear that the brown rice’s bran layer contains phytic acid, an anti nutrient that makes minerals such as iron and zinc hard to absorb. In addition, brown rice contains higher levels of arsenic than white one.
In addition to containing caffeine that helps you get alert, coffee is one of the main sources of flavonoids. They are known to protect cells from the natural negative effects associated with aging and help improve heart health.
Coffee helps reduce the risk for diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. What is more, studies have found that athletic performance benefits can be seen with moderate amounts of caffeine. Experts seem to agree that moderate amounts of coffee that is about three cups per day, can have modest health benefits without evidence of health risk. Try to choose organic coffee, whenever it is possible.
If you quit up white pasta because of a high glycemic index, think again. Pasta made from white durum wheat, has a glycemic index of 50- considered to be low. It means eating pasta won’t cause a quick spike of blood sugar and will keep you feeling fuller for a long time. The secret is to keep portions to no more than a cup cooked. Believe it or not, this is a recommended serving size of pasta. For a more filling and balanced meal, prepare pasta with seafood, vegetables or lean protein like chicken and top it with a tomato based sauce rather than a cream based one.