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Five Bad Foods That are Good for You

What do these five food have in common? Over the years, they are treated as bad foods. However, recent studies and researches suggest that their not really that bad — only if eaten or consumed in moderation. Read on to know them.

Here is a set of five foods that once were treated as bad or unhealthy foods. Thanks to modern studies, these foods have claimed their place in the healthy food list. So go take a bite!

Chocolates

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Everyone loves chocolate, but what makes chocolate so irresistible? One thing is sure, chocolate’s charisma lies in its tempting taste. But it is unfortunate that all you hear about chocolate is its bad reputation – from rotting teeth to acne. Good news! Chocolate isn’t as bad for you as once believed; studies have shown that it has some health benefits, too.

Recent researches have revealed that chocolate is rich in flavonoids. What are flavonoids? These are natural compounds found in fruit and vegetables. They act as powerful antioxidants in your body, to fight off toxins and help your body’s cells to fight damage. Also, flavonoids also help check bad cholesterol – thus decreasing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Recent studies indicate that eating moderate amount of dark chocolate is beneficial for people with diabetes. Furthermore, chocolate is a good source of potassium, magnesium, and several vitamins – including B1, B2, D, and E.

Knowing the above mentioned health benefits of chocolate, does it implies that you eat more chocolate products? Nope, overindulgence can lead to weight gain, which may result to heart problems and strokes. Moderation is always the key – consumed small portions of chocolates (about six grams of chocolate per day) and don’t forget to eat other flavonoid-rich foods like red wine, green tea, apples and cranberries.

Eggs

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Is eating eggs unhealthy? Pity the poor egg; for years now, the dietary naysayers put eggs the villain of the breakfast world. These people are dead-scared about the high cholesterol content (found in the egg yolk)  that can put you at risk of heart attacks. Today, continuous researches and studies have rebutted this misguided belief and medical findings have shown that eating eggs is healthy. New study indicates that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots. According to this study, there is no noteworthy connection between egg consumption and heart disease.

Eggs are loaded with high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. They are good source of  lutein and zeaxanthin that are beneficial for the eyes. Furthermore, eggs contain choline that helps manage the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Yes, one egg a day is acceptable, but people with heart diseases and diabetes should go for a small or medium egg.

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  1. Eggs from real free range chickens that are fed good diets are healthier than battery hens who are fed poor diets.

  2. Almonds and avocados I never thought of as bad, eggs neither really. Good eating tips.

  3. Four of the five above are on my list of favourite and regular foods :-) don’t eat much maple syrup. Glad chocolate was at the top of the list!

  4. Oh thank you sir- now I am not guilty for eating all these foods :)

  5. Glad I eat all these. Chocolate of course is my favorite and I only eat a little maple syrup from time to time. Good article.

  6. good to know that they are good though some may say they are bad for us, especially eggs which I always take.
    Well researched and nicely presented and written.

  7. I love eating chocolate and egg. We have to eat modestly to enjoy the benefits and avoid the bad impact as well.

  8. Yes, these are good food, and I wonder why, how and who called them bad in the first place?

  9. I like those food, but I almost cannot find maple syrup in my place.

  10. I know some of them. Thanks for the wonderful write anyway.

  11. Ay basta hangga’t pwede, kakain lang ako ng kakain he he. SUd po.

  12. Not a fan of avacados or maple syrup but loves the rest of your list.Eaten in moderation the are fine to consume but out of moderation are bad for u…..nicely done my friend.

  13. First post didnt come through…..but this one might.Not a fan of maple syrup or avacados but the other items are fine if eaten in moderation.Out of moderation can cause many bad things for us…nicely wriiten my friend.

  14. it’s not too bad. important is the balance maintained

  15. I’m eating these bad foods, really liked chocolates.

  16. I do eat lots of eggs since I\’m vegetarian, it\’s a very good source of protein. I also take a bite of chocolate once in awhile. I don\’t go overboard on that or I could become a chocaholic.

  17. I eat a lot of these things too. It is good to know that they are good for you. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Avocados are not easily available in my part of the world.

  19. I love all these foods.

  20. Bad foods? Tsk tsk. Everything in moderation. Love eggs and avocado. Pistachios are my favorite nut. Maple syrup (of course) is great with pancakes. Enjoy chocolate, but can only have it a little bit at a time – just too sweet!

  21. I love chocolates. thanks for sharing

  22. Eggs from real free range chickens that are fed good diets are healthier than battery hens who are fed poor diets.

  23. I don’t they are bad food, I just think they are.. yummy.. :p

  24. Amazing…such a great article

  25. I really love chocolate. Now i won\’t be afraid to eat it. Thanks.

  26. Very nice….good to know they are not really that bad!

  27. I was surprised about the maple syrup, and you answered a question I’ve been wondering about regarding eggs. A very good article.

  28. Super as I love eggs, especially hard boiled ones.

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