Monday, March 14, 2016

Bursting the Myths of Eggs, Potatoes and Bananas



Eggs, potatoes, and bananas have so long suffered a bad rap from the health world. But new research studies are coming out. They are in favor of these foods.

So if you are pretty confused, here are some easy to understand facts, which will clear away all your doubts.

Eggs

Myth

Eating eggs can raise your cholesterol levels because they have fat and cholesterol in them.

Truth

According to a recent research eating eggs does not raise the serum cholesterol in healthy people. The fat-like molecules in animal foods like eggs do not affect the cholesterol circulating in your blood stream.

Eggs are very nutritious. They contain choline essential for brain and neurological health. Eggs contain only a small amount of saturated fat. So it is not wise to cut out eggs, from your diet.

Enjoy hard-boiled eggs for salads or sunny side it up. Make tasty omelets and have a great time tasting eggs.


Potatoes

Myth

Potatoes just provide empty calories

Truth

White potatoes are nutritious. They have good amounts of vitamin C and potassium. They are rich in fiber. Traditional varieties of colored potatoes are highly nutritious. These potatoes have purple, yellow or red colored skin. Potatoes are gluten free and they have good amounts of vitamin B6.
Potatoes, when cooked with olive oil, can be very healthy.



Bananas

Myth

Bananas will help you gain weight

Truth

People are afraid of the sugar content of bananas. If so, health experts advise you to go in for smaller sized bananas.
These wonder fruits come in different sizes and they are rich in potassium. Potassium helps to reduce blood pressure.

These fruits help in regular bowel movement and gives a feeling of fullness. Thus, it helps in your weight loss goals.
You can make a banana smoothie or play with creativity and make banana ice creams, baked bananas, and banana pancake.

Bottom line


All foods contain nutrients which promote our health and wellness. Moderation should be your key to living a well-balanced life.