What Was Once Bad is Made Good Again
By Sara Butler
Once something gets labeled as bad for you, it can be hard to change people’s opinions about it. You could roll out a million studies proving the exact opposite that someone believes and still, a negative connotation remains. This is common when it comes to foods since food science is ever-changing and updating its findings. The problem is that people’s attitudes don’t seem to follow the science. For your consideration, here are several foods that once were labeled unhealthy that have been found to actually be good for you!
If you grew up over the last 20 to 30 years, no doubt you were bombarded about the dangers of fat. Once upon a time, all fat was viewed as the same and therefore all fat was bad for you, but this is now known to be false. Eating fats that are healthy for you will actually help you to feel more satisfied after you eat, help your metabolism perform better and protect your heart’s health. Not to mention that in order for your body to absorb some vitamins, it needs fat!
So, find out what kinds of fats your body needs to work the right way and eat that!
Eggs are an egg-cellent source of all kinds of vitamins and minerals, but at one time they were viewed as ticking time bombs to your health. Egg yolks are high in cholesterol and because of that, it was thought to eat them would increase your total blood cholesterol. It is known now that eating eggs are incredibly healthy for you, and that the cholesterol you eat probably doesn’t have that large of an impact on your blood cholesterol levels. Your blood cholesterol is impacted more by the kinds of fats you eat.
Butter was once thought to be the worst thing you could eat, which is when margarine became so popular. However, due to longitudinal studies, it is now known that the opposite is true. Butter is much healthier for your heart and cardiovascular system as a whole than margarine is. In fact, the fat in butter is not linked to heart disease! If you’re trying to be a bit healthier in your cooking, reach for grass-fed butter instead of margarine.
Bacon was pretty much viewed as a heart attack on a plate, but it is now known that bacon prepared in the right way can be a part of your healthy food pyramid. While it is true that processed meats have been linked with certain cancers, you can buy bacon now that is uncured and free from the nitrates that make it unhealthy. Just remember, serving size matters so a few slices should do you just fine.