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Friday, August 30, 2013

15 foods with a bad reputation, which are actually good for us (Part One)

1. white rice

Some of the strongest nations in the world, including Japanese, eat rice with almost every meal of the day. Recent studies have shown that people, including white rice into weekly menu actually reduce the risk of becoming obese. It is true that white rice is processed from brown and lose some of their nutritional value, but some manufacturers enrich it with additional micronutrients, which are generally lost in the course of processing. Indeed, the surprise lies in the fact that the shell of bran of brown rice contains phytic acid - antinutrient that blocks the absorption of zinc and iron from food. Research published in Consumer Reports in 2012, showed that brown rice has a higher concentration of arsenic than in the white.

2. Eggs with yolks

Careful with the whole eggs and separate the yolks earnestly, because you know that they have too much cholesterol, but according to recent studies saturated fat, not dietary cholesterol, is the main culprit for the deterioration of the health of the cardiovascular system. One of the wines of unfair prosecution for damaging eggs is that in the morning, according to Western tradition are served with rich in saturated fat and extra fried, crispy bacon or sausage grease.

Study of early 2013 found that a protein-rich eggs create a greater sense of satiety and reduce appetite better throughout the day from carb cereal. Egg yolks are "gold" not only in color, and because adding 3 g of protein, vitamin D, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B4 (choline) and selenium. Eggs are coincidentally gold standard protein, as found in large quantities all 9 essential amino acids.

3. coffee

You have many reasons not to give up your morning cup of joy. In addition to caffeine, which increases stamina, alertness and improves reflexes and concentration, laboratory tests show that coffee is the leading source of flavonoids in the Western diet. Flavonoids are a major class of antioxidants that improve heart health, protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and not only slowing down the aging process, but also protect against the development of some serious degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Aside from improving athletic performance and the speed when running and intensity when working with weights, coffee in moderation reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and helps fight obesity, according to a set of medical research, quoted by New York Times in an extensive material in 2009 health experts all agree that moderate amounts of coffee - up to 3 cups daily wear sensitive health benefits without the risks are known to him.

4. pasta

If you opted out from white pasta because its high glycemic index, then we have good news for you. Pasta, spaghetti and macaroni made ​​from durum wheat by durum actually have glycemic index of 45-50, which is lower than the upper limit of 55, which means that this paste will cause peak blood sugar and ensure sustainable and prolonged satiety and steady release of energy. The key to the usefulness of the paste is not exceeding the portion of the 1 cup cooked pasta or 1 handful of dried product. For a balanced and nutritious meals, combine pasta from durum, spelled or spelled with vegetables, seafood or lean protein like chicken or tempeh and cover everything with tomato sauce with oregano and basil instead of greasy sauce with cream or melted cheese.

5. frozen vegetables

Frozen vegetables lose only around 5% of the vitamins, but research shows that contain more phytonutrients, antioxidants or even protein from their fresh counterparts as they are picked at the peak of ripeness and freezing is sealed their useful substances that would otherwise be lost every day after their separation and before they reached our table. Fresh fruit and vegetables is always a good option, especially if they come to you freshly picked from the manufacturer, but for winter frozen fruits and vegetables are a good option. Optimal period in which they kept a maximum of their beneficial ingredients 3-4 to 6 months.

6. alcohol

Here the bad reputation is also due to alcohol abuse with a high alcohol content of. Moderate consumption of beer and wine, which means one drink a day for women and two drinks for men has proven health benefits - reducing the risk of heart attack and others. cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. As much as strange it may sound, moderate alcohol consumption keeps the sharpness of thought processes in the course of aging and keep your brain healthy. Research University "Loyola" in Chicago in 2011, published on the website of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment shows that moderate alcohol consumption reduces by 23% the risk of developing degenerative mental illnesses like Alzheimer's disease. Much of the beneficial effect of red wine and dark beers is due to the fact that they are rich in antioxidants.

7. beef meat

If you are not vegetarian or vegan, or you have not yet lost hope that red meat will actually help you lose some weight or strengthen your heart, you will be pleased to hear that moderate amounts of beef in the diet achieved just that. It is, however, pure lean beef with 10 grams of fat and no more than 4.5 g saturated in such portion of 100 g veal with a high concentration not only proteinogenic amino acids, but 10 essential vitamins minerals such as vitamin B-complexes, iron zinc, and their amounts are larger in animals grown without hormones or antibiotics grass-fed.

8. Cranberry juice

Perhaps you have stopped to drink fruit juices because few fruit content or large amounts of added sugar in them. And you're right. An important exception here is natural cranberry juice, which, thanks to its unique distinct health benefits worth attending in your diet. If you have a urinary tract infection, you may already know that cranberry juice is very effective in relieving their symptoms because of bacterial cleansing action. This makes it even better as a means to prevent such bacterial infections. The effect of the cranberries is due to the high content of proanthocyanidins (PACs) - unique flavonoids which prevent E.Coli bacteria to attach to the cells of the urinary tract, where they can multiply cause infection. Research in 2011 at the Polytechnic Institute "Worcester" showed that natural cranberry juice creates an effective protective biofilm on the lining of the urinary tract than proanthocyanidins extracted from the fruit in the form of tablets.