Foods that did never enter your kitchen so far may speak to you now. And those food items that are branded negatively owing to lack of knowledge about its significance have found their place below in the hot list. Just feel free to acknowledge the health benefits that you attain via organic diet and fresh fishes. Even chocolates and bacon are found to be inevitable to live a healthy life and the reasons from the medicinal and nutritional point of view may be seen here.
1) Whole Milk
Whole milk has nutrients and vitamins intact. As it is not skimmed, the fat in it remains a potential to give you high energy level. Unlike skimmed milk, muscle building after weight lift is apparent in whole milk diet. Omega 3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid and beneficial fats are found in whole milk. Tans-palmitoleic acid in whole milk lowers the risk of obesity and Diabetes. Its an evolving field to further clarify whether whole milk increases cholesterol especially low density lipids that is bad for health. But triglycerides are lowered which is a good indicator of heart health.
Health Tip: Unpasteurized milk is healthier but if you have it directly from local dairy farm, it’s better as transport may facilitate germs to grow and multiply.
Spices are also known to have nutritional and medicinal value. The antioxidants in spices prevent oxidative injury caused to cells by free radicals. Cinnamon is insulin friendly as it lowers blood glucose in Diabetic patients, inflammation, enhances heart health and decreases cholesterol. Capsaicin in chilli peppers heals ulcers, prevents cancer, and acts as pain reliever, friendly to your heart too. Turmeric has traditional medicinal. It has anti-septic, anti-inflammatory properties used as disinfectant. Apple keeps doctors away, but garlic keeps microbes away. It fights virus, bacteria and fungi. Blood clots and hemiplegia is prevented when garlic is added to your diet. Pinches of spices are just sprinkled but it has unfolding extent of medicinal benefits.
Health Tip: Check out all the great health benefits of Indian Spices here!
3) Pork Chops
Pork Chops are believed to be a fatty dish but in reality it’s not so and mostly like chicken breasts. It’s rich in protein, vitamin B6 that lowers cholesterol and increases triglycerides. It’s of significant calorific value and it’s better than chicken breasts. Folate is absent in Pork chops but it’s a good source of Vitamin B6 and B12 that essentially removes homocysteine compounds from blood which would otherwise cause cardiovascular disease. Zinc found in pork chops aids in new cell formation, aids your immune system and protein genesis. Zinc is an effective antidote to cold when taken within 24 hours of its onset.
Health Tip: Organic pork is better to fetch desired health benefits. Pork chops found to have traces of growth hormones or antibiotics are not advisable as they are usually administered to induce weight gain and do business lucratively.
Outer white layer is rich in protein. Inner yellow yolk is rich in fat. Whole eggs increase high density lipids (HDL) or good cholesterol which is loved by your heart. Eggs are good source of vitamin B, choline that are essential for fetal brain development and to better the functions of your neurons. In general, it has anti-inflammatory properties. Choline broken down into simpler components aids the cyclic process in the synthesis of chemicals like serotonin – anti-depressant, dopamine and nor-epinephrine. Carotenoids in eggs improve eyesight. Sulphur content in eggs supports hair and nail health, vitamin B absorption and also improves liver function. Mayo clinic found that 4 – fewer per week can do the trick.
Health Tip: half boiled yolk or eating them runny or ray yields maximum health benefits. But completely cooked eggs causes plaque formation along the walls of arteries.