Surprise! These foods are good for you
May 07, 12
If you’ve always suspected that you can find health foods in unexpected places, here’s some proof that you were right. According to a recent article from Good Housekeeping, you can eat many lush, tasty foods — and make great recipes with them, too — while still taking care of yourself. GH’s list, which appears in Web food magazine Delish, includes the following:
- Buttermilk: Rich and creamy, yes, buttermilk looks delish indeed. But it’s made from nonfat milk solids and pasteurized milk, which often adds up to a mix which is 1.5 percent or even 1 percent fat. Try it in pancakes. Mmmm.
- Beef tenderloin steaks: Oooh, momma loves steaks, though the types with massive fat counts definitely don’t love her. But voila, there’s beef tenderloin, which has the same calorie and fat c ontent as skinless chicken thighs. Just make sure you stick to 3 1/2 oz or so as a serving. They’re yummy with mushroom sauce.
- Eggs: Don’t hate the humble egg — it has its charms. Sure, we’re told to avoid its evil cholesterol, but actually, saturated fats are the thugs that actually raise blood-cholesterol levels. Most of its fat is unsaturated, actually. At just 75 calories and 5 grams of fat, add it to your diet and enjoy it. What about an asparagus omelet?
- Salmon: So, maybe you’ve been told to avoid salmon, which gets half its calories from fat. Well, that’s true, but the fats are omega-3s, the heart-healthy good guys of fat content. What’s more, salmon can be cooked a million delicious ways: I love ginger and brown sugar glazed!
To get four more smart-food suggestions, check out the article, which can be found here.