Vivian Wortkoetter, Staff Writer
Some foods are known for being unhealthy, but there are several that are healthier than you think. There are several kinds of foods that provide nutrients you may not know about. Check out the foods below and don’t be afraid to buy them compared to their alternatives.
It contains Omega-3 fatty acids that promote heart and body health.
Includes a slight acid, but it won’t add acid to your body’s pH.
Can improve swallowing ability.
Increases feelings of fullness.
No effect to bone health.
Good source of:
Vitamins (eye health and metabolism and nervous system benefits)
Iron (blood health)
Manganese (Wound healing and metabolism health)
Good source of fiber, especially if they’re whole grain.
Only considered healthy if used in moderation.
Rich in fat-soluble vitamins
Healthy saturated fats
Lowers heart attack risk in compared to margarine.
Good protein, fiber, vitamin and healthy fats.
Good for the heart
Lowers chances of diabetes
Good for bone health
Helps with weight loss
Beef jerky is high in protein and doesn’t raise insulin and it’s good for the heart.
Doesn’t hold many calories if you don’t soak it in butter.
Fiber (100% whole grain)
Increases immune function
Maintains healthy blood production
Increases skin and hair health
Improves cellular growth and repair
Improves brain development
Reduces body inflammation
Low in fat
High in Omega-3 fatty acids
High in protein
High in Vitamin D
Helps the heart
Can improve sleep quality
Iodine, protein, selenium, B12, iron, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, magnesium, omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants are rich in shrimp.
Good quality protein
Iron, zinc, B12, and selenium benefits
A nice cup of black coffee can work wonders to the body.
Promotes brain activity
Two cups of coffee can cut post-workout muscle pain up to 48 percent.
Lowers risk of diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and alzheimer’s disease.
Less risk of heart disease
Helps your body absorb more lycopene (from the tomatoes).
Packed with protein
Loaded with antioxidants
Provides more energy than whole milk
Men could eat 1 and a half cups of ice cream and women could eat 1 cup of ice cream every day and it still be considered healthy.
Stimulates the brain
Good vitamins and minerals
Gives you a reduction in appetite
Dark chocolate helps the heart (in moderation)
Modulates healthy blood flow
May lower inflammation
Is a prebiotic
Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
Lot of calcium, zinc, protein, phosphorus, B12, and Vitamin A
Cuts heart disease risk
Cheese fat may be better for us than butter fat.
Though whole wheat bread remains better for you, it doesn’t mean that white bread isn’t all too terrible for you, according to recent studies. They discovered that it depends on the person that which white bread negatively affects and they discovered that there’s only long-term difference between whole wheat and white bread. They said that if you prefer white bread over whole wheat, it’s not going to effect you as bad as some rumor about.