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7 "Healthy" Junk Foods

FOOD sweet and salty, which is always associated with unhealthy foods, it is not always true. According to nutrition expert Cynthia Sass from Manhattan, some kind of junk food which is always negative stamped it good for health. Of course, if consumed in moderation and are made from materials and in a healthy way. Here are some junk food, which may be very you like but always try to avoid, but it turns out good for health.

Dark chocolate

Sweet foods are always associated with bad food. However, such a sweet dark chocolate provides antioxidant flavonoid found that serves to protect the heart. In addition, a natural ingredient in chocolate also function relaxes your blood vessels so that it can lower blood pressure. Menuru Sass, most of the saturated fat that is contained in dark chocolate, including types of stearic acid. This fat, bright Sass, will be converted into monounsaturated oleic acid, a healthy for the heart. In addition to benefit the heart, dark chocolate also contains minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and potassium which are beneficial to health throughout the body. But, do not forget to consumption in portions.

Pizza

Surely it would be difficult to hold tastes so see the pieces of pie, but now you do not need to hold back anymore. Foods labeled as bad this can be a choice of healthy foods while still maintaining the appearance of “junk food” of his. But, as suggested Sass, make sure your pizza is made from whole grain bread, virgin oil, tomato sauce, lots of garlic, herbs and vegetables, meat rich in protein low in fat and low-fat dairy products or no cheese at all. If you prefer a sweet taste, add the dark chocolate sauce and fresh fruit pieces as a new creation. Because you can add healthy toppings to your pizza, this is a good way to get the various nutrients in one meal.

Peanut butter

Now, it never hurts to add peanut butter to the bread your whole Garin. If you use natural peanut butter, then you’ll avoid trans fats and get a healthy variety of other content such as saturated fats are not good for the heart, protein and nutrients, including vitamins B, E and minerals like magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. You can eat peanut butter alone, or add to fruit or fresh vegetables such as strawberries and celery.

Cookies

You love cookies? Choose from whole-grain cookies made with coconut oil, not butter. “This food will taste more delicious when combined with other healthy foods such as pieces of nuts, dried fruit and dark chocolate,” said Sass.

Potato chips

Many who thought that avoiding potato chips is a must if you want to stay healthy. But, according to Sass, salty snacks is not as bad as you think. If fried by using pure vegetable oils, potato chips will produce unsaturated fats are actually good for the heart. In addition, the potato is also rich in potassium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants, “But, do not eat a bag full,” Sass said as quoted by foxnews site.

Popcorn

Almost everyone likes snack on this one, especially when you’re watching a movie favorite. But, do not forget, make sure you choose the popcorn that is not rich with butter. According to Sass, popcorn including whole grains that can help you lose weight, prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and dementia. Also, popcorn is also low in calories (only 20-25 per cup) and rich in fiber.

French fries

Maybe you also feel how hard to break away from fried foods, especially french fries. But, now you no longer need to dodge. But, make sure you eat fried potatoes yangh with pure vegetable oil which will result in unsaturated fats. In addition, fried potatoes are also rich in potassium, vitamin B6 and antioxidants. To add nutrients, according to Sass, you can add flavorings are rich in antioxidants such as rosemary or garlic.

source: http://www.mediaindonesia.com/mediahidupsehat/index.php/read/2009/06/06/1328/3/_7_Healthy_Junk_Foods

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