Are you sitting down? Because I’ve got to share some news with you that may be upsetting. Then again, it may make you very happy.
You see, the many health experts who “write” articles and show up on talk shows… well, they’ve been lying to you. For YEARS.
Now maybe some of them meant well and they were just very uninformed. But the fact remains that for years you have been told that certain foods are good for you and certain foods are bad. And while, in theory, that statement is correct, too many foods have been placed on the naughty list when these foods are actually VERY GOOD for you.
Now before I get to the list of 5 foods that are delicious and actually VERY GOOD for you, I want to warn you that many of the foods on this list are chock full of saturated fat.
Did you faint?
Remember I told you you’ve been LIED to. New science is pointing to the TRUTH about saturated fat. It is NOT the enemy we were told it is. On the contrary, it is actually very good for you and won’t cause you or your loved ones to have a heart attack.
For decades we were told to stay away from animal fats our ancestors ate, like lard and butter, and instead use man-made vegetable oil. And for decades people have gotten fatter and sicker.
It’s time we all learn the truth: If nature made it, it’s good for you. If man made it in a factory somewhere and spent a TON of money on advertising (propaganda) to convince you it was the healthier choice, it’s not good for you.
With this in mind, here are 5 foods that are so delicious they seem like they’re bad for you, but they’re actually GREAT for your health:
Life is better with cheese. If you agree with that statement, then you’ll be happy to know that cheese is very good for you. To start, cheese is incredibly nutrient dense. Did you know it takes an ENTIRE CUP of milk to produce one single slice of cheese? You begin to understand all of the nutrients that are in that single slice. Nutrients like calcium, selenium, phosphorous, B12 and protein. As an added bonus, cheese also contains beneficial fatty acids that have been linked to the reduction of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Whole Eggs
Talk about a food that has been absolutely villainized over the years! Eggs have got to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are a SUPER food in fact, loaded with amazing nutrients and protein. But for years we were told egg yolks would raise our cholesterol and we’d all die of heart attacks. Tell that to the many 90+ year-olds that eat whole eggs every single day and have been doing so for YEARS. And they’re stick kicking!
New studies are now conclusive. The cholesterol in eggs does NOT raise blood serum cholesterol. In fact, the cholesterol in egg yolks is incredibly beneficial, especially to the health of our brain. So if you’ve spent years ordering egg white omelets, relax and order a regular omelet. It’s much better for you as eggs – with their yolk – contain vitamins and minerals, as well as powerful antioxidants and a lot of choline, which is an important brain nutrient that 90% of people aren’t getting enough of.
- Fatty Cuts of Meat
Don’t get me wrong. Chicken and turkey breast have their place, and white meat can be quite tasty if prepared well. But there’s nothing quite like a juicy ribeye or porterhouse steak!
Red meat is another food item that has been villainized for years. When the truth is, beef is one of the ABSOLUTE BEST and most nutritious foods on the planet. The protein in animal sources is more available to your body, and the fat is the perfect fuel for humans. Too many of us are burning carbohydrates for fuel when we should be burning fat.
So, if you’ve been saying no to red meat and trying to “be good” by eating chicken or turkey instead, go ahead and have your burgers and steaks.
- Full-Fat Yogurt
It’s not just cheese that is incredibly good for us. Full-fat dairy in general is a great option. Not only do you benefit from the fat, protein, vitamins and minerals, but yogurt contains beneficial bacteria that keeps our guts healthy. Just be sure to read those labels. Many yogurts on the market contain hidden sugar. Your best bet is to opt for full-fat plain Greek yogurt. If you need to sweeten it, toss in some berries or add a little maple syrup to it.
- Dark Chocolate
I thought I’d end this list on a real high note by telling you that you should be eating more dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is nutrient dense. It not only offers a lot of beneficial healthy fats, it also contains 11% fiber and over 50% of the RDA for iron, magnesium, copper and manganese.
Even more important is the fact that dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants. In fact, when it comes to foods that have the most antioxidants, dark chocolate beats out the almighty blueberry.
Studies have shown that the antioxidants in dark chocolate have the potential to lower blood pressure and protect LDL cholesterol in the blood from becoming oxidized. Other studies have shown that people who eat dark chocolate 5 or more times per week are less than half as likely to die from heart disease compared to those who don’t eat dark chocolate.
When buying dark chocolate, look for bars that contain at least 70% cocoa content to reap all of the benefits I’ve just mentioned. And be sure to not eat too much in one sitting. A little goes a long way, and although dark chocolate is good for you, eat too much and you’ll still gain weight!
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