15 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good for You

5) Potatoes


People find potatoes usually win the taste race. As many think, potatoes are not high in calories leading to abnormal weight gain nor are they good source carbohydrates predisposing the risk of diabetes. Potatoes have higher nutritional value than calorific value. Our scope of this discussion is specifically about white potatoes, not sweet orange potatoes. High fiber, vitamin B, iron, potassium, magnesium, copper and phosphorus are found in white potatoes. Potassium improves heart function while magnesium is good for muscle contraction. Vitamin B complex aids in genesis of blood cells and digestion of calories. Half of your daily requirement of Vitamin C is attained from a single large potato with its skin boiled. Baked potatoes are intact with nutrition and vitamins unlike soaked potatoes that lose such valuables.

Health Tip: Organic Potatoes are the best. Try to avoid conventional potatoes.

6) Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Peanuts are Kids’ favorite. But peanuts love adults too and wait for them to reciprocate. Peanut butter gives you a sense of being full for a longer. High calories last longer in your body without giving hunger feel. Higher nutritional value like protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and vitamin B6 insists to write on them now. Protein reinforces workouts and building up of your body. Monounsaturated fats similar to olive oil are good for overall health. It’s pro-insulin as it controls blood sugar level. Unsalted stuff has potassium and counters excess sodium from other foods.

Health Tip: Natural peanut butter is good for health. Do not try peanut better with added sugar and hydrogenated oils.

7) Grass-Fed Beef


Why would we have to prefer Grass-fed beef? What’s so special in it? Unlike other beef, Grass-fed been has lower fat content and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, conjugated linoleic acid and vitamins. Saturated fatty acids are similar in both conventional and grass fed beef, but the latter has higher level of cholesterol lowering and cholesterol neutral fatty acids.

Grass fed beef assures the genesis of precursors to Vitamin E, A and anti-oxidants like superoxide dismutase, glutathione which effectively prevent cancerous cell growth and proliferation.

Health Tip: Brighter red beef in shops indicates grass-fed one. Avoid brownish been as it indicates oxidation and not good for you.

8) Avocado


Avocados are rich in unsaturated fatty acids akin to olive oil and peanut butter. It helps lower weight gain, maintain cholesterol and improve overall heart health. Compounds in avocados help to fight cancer. Lab tests reveal compounds in avocado decelerate growth and proliferation. The tests further reveal that avocados are abundant in anti-oxidants like vitamin E, luteine and beta-carotene that protect cells from oxidative injury by free radicals and thus prevent cancer. Absorption of phytochemicals is increased and avocados are good source of healthy fats.

Pages: 1 2 3 4