9 Unhealthy Foods That Might Not Be So Bad After All

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  March 20, 2018
  • Egg yolks
    1 / 9 Egg yolks

    Do not miss out on the goodness of egg yolks as they are rich in Vitamin D, an important nutrient that is absent in many other foods. As long as you do not eat more than two egg yolks a day, integrating a whole egg into your diet is an easy way to increase your daily protein intake. 

    (Also read: Will Eating Eggs Really Raise Cholesterol Levels?)

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  • Cheese
    2 / 9 Cheese

    Cheese has a bad reputation for its high fat and calorie content, but not if you realise that this dairy delight is actually a nutrient-rich food. Cheese in its pure form can be enjoyed with fruits and in salads to promote healthy bones and teeth due to its calcium content. Warning: Cheesecake and pizza are not included, and of course, do consume cheese in moderation.

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  • Peanut butter
    3 / 9 Peanut butter

    Peanut butter is not as terrible as some people might advocate. This delicious spread takes care of your daily protein, magnesium and potassium needs. Always keep a jar of peanut butter in your pantry because adding that to your breakfast will keep you satiated for longer. Be sure to pick a brand with no added sugar to enjoy the nutty and roasted taste of the nuts. 

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  • Potatoes
    4 / 9 Potatoes

    If you are avoiding potatoes like the plague, you’ll be happy to hear that they might not be as bad as they seem. Because not all potatoes are made equal, steer clear from french fries or buttery mashed potatoes. Baked and roasted variations of this vegetable provide you with fibre, potassium and vitamins without all the extra fat and sodium.

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  • Bread
    5 / 9 Bread

    Go ahead and savour whole grain bread. It has loads of fibre which aids in your weight loss efforts. Eating bread is not a sin if you opt for wholesome versions and practise portion control.

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  • Milk
    6 / 9 Milk

    Yes, it is possible to maintain your clean eating streak while indulging in this creamy and delicious drink. You do not have to go dairy-free if your body can digest lactose. Aside from sustaining your bone health, this classic beverage also provides you with essential vitamins. 

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  • Oil
    7 / 9 Oil

    Hydrogenated oil is terrible for you, but that does not mean all oils are bad. Olive oil, peanut oil and ghee are just some examples of oils that contain healthy fatty acids. Such sources of healthy fat keep you full for longer and give you the energy to get through your day.

    (Also read: These Are The Healthiest Cooking Oils) 

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  • Dark chocolate
    8 / 9 Dark chocolate

    It’s time we pay homage to the humble cocoa bean for being there at our happiest and saddest moments. Chocolate, especially the dark chocolate variety, is ace at boosting your mood and focus when you are feeling dull or down. It is also chock-full of antioxidants. Do not opt for variants that are high in butter and sugar.

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  • Pasta
    9 / 9 Pasta

    Carbohydrates are an essential part of our diet because they keep us satisfied and provide fuel for our bodies. As long as you control your portion sizes, pasta can be a healthy foundation for your meals. Serve it with fibrous vegetables, lean meats and healthy homemade sauces. Extra points if you use whole grain pasta.

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