Nutrition is and always has been a hot topic. People want to know which foods are good for our body and which ones can harm us. But sometimes even scientists are wrong and need to retract or modify their statements months or even years later.
We put together a compilation of such scientific mishaps to share with you, so you have all the information to make the best possible decisions.
Food That Good For Health
People were told to limit egg consumption due to cholesterol and its ability to clog arteries and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
A decade later, scientists admitted they made a mistake: There are actually two types of cholesterol, and eggs contain the good.
Additionally, they are rich in iron and protein and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect against age-related eye disorders such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
For many, many years, this loyal film partner of ours was considered junk food.
However, popcorn has been found to have more antioxidants (called polyphenols) than fruits and vegetables.
And studies show that polyphenols reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Another plus of popcorn: It’s VERY low in calories (yeah!) And is a whole-grain food.
But make sure it doesn’t contain any added artificial flavoring. It’s best to make it at home!
4. Whole Milk
For years, we were told to stick to the skimmed version to reduce the amount of fat we consume.
However, recent studies show that the whole fats in the milk provide many essential nutrients to our bodies and even make the blood more resistant to certain types of cancer.
Plus, whole milk really helps you lose weight and reduces your risk of diabetes!
Not so long ago, caffeine was accused of all kinds of “sins”: causing hypertension, heart problems, damage to the nervous system, etc.
However, recent studies show that drinking coffee actually leads to lower rates of heart disease and premature death.
Coffee drinkers were also less prone to diseases like liver cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes, and even neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
2. White Rice
There are several reasons why we shouldn’t be scared of white rice. To name a few:
- It is easily digested and helps absorb toxins. So if your stomach is upset it can be a good meal for a few days.
- Does not contain gluten. For many people, this is a big deal right now.
- Helps prevent chronic digestive problems.
- White rice has been shown to contain less arsenic than brown rice.
The story here is the same as the popcorn. There’s nothing wrong with pizza if you make it at home! In fact, it is a great source and blend of various nutrients.
Think about it: protein, vegetables, some carbs (use a whole wheat crust), and your favorite fresh or dried herbs. Talk about an efficient 3 in 1!
We sincerely hope that this nutritional information is beneficial to you and makes your life a little easier and better!
Remember that all of the above guidelines work for people in generally good health. Obviously, if you have specific conditions make sure to consult your doctor before implementing them.
And don’t forget to share your nutritional experiences in the comments with us!