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Foods You Shouldn't Exclude

By Sara Butler

In the pursuit of healthy eating, you may be tempted to swear a few things off forever. It is probably wise to swear off cookies and cake, but when it comes to certain foods that tend to have a bit of a reputation in the world of healthy eating, you may be tempted to swear them off when you really shouldn't. Here are a few foods that you should ensure always remain a part of your healthy and balanced diet.

Potatoes

Potatoes have a reputation as a food that isn't good for you simply because the french fry is so popular, but not many foods will still be healthy after they've been deep-fried! On their own, potatoes are little nutritional powerhouses. One medium potato with the skin still on is only 110 calories. Plus, it's filled with fiber, protein, Vitamin C, and potassium.

If you're worried about the carbohydrate content in potatoes, you shouldn't be. As long as you're eating complex carbohydrates, which potatoes are, then they're good for your body and actually provide energy to important organs, such as your brain.

Eggs

Eggs have had their ups and downs over the last half-century or so, but it turns out that they're about as perfect a food as you can find. They're a great source of protein and healthy fats along with essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to function at its best. Plus, one egg is only about 70 calories. Feel free to have at least one egg per day as a part of a healthy diet.

Coffee

OK, so that triple shot mocha at your favorite coffee house is probably full of added sugars and fats you don't need, but coffee in and of itself is actually quite good for you. A cup of coffee each day can help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease -- as long as you don't add too much other stuff to it. Black coffee or very lightly sweetened coffee can be a boost to your health.

Fad diets come and go, which is why it's essential to do your research when it comes to the foods you eat. If you have questions about foods in your diet, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.

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