14 'bad' foods you can stop demonising
Many foods have been given a bad rap at one time or another, and you may have eliminated them from your diet (or still eat them, but with guilt). However with ever-changing food and nutritional news, there are plenty of foods you can be eating without feeling guilty.
Ever-changing food news
What we hear about healthy eating and nutrition is always changing: first fat is the devil, then it’s not; losing weight is all about cutting calories, then it’s carbs. And sometimes one negative research claim about a food trumps all the positive benefits – giving it an undeserved rap. Learn the truth about these misunderstood foods and why they can retake their rightful place in your diet.
This is the milk your mum gave you, and what you stuck with until the whole saturated-fat-causes-heart-disease news happened. Then you switched to the reduced-fat versions or non-dairy alternatives. But here’s the thing: if you can drink cow’s milk, it’s a good source of protein, providing 8g per cup (plus calcium and vitamin D); in comparison, a cup of rice or almond milk has only 1g of protein or less. Whole milk obviously has more fat and calories than skim – “but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing,” says nutrition therapist Alissa Rumsey. A little fat may help you feel fuller for longer, so you eat less, she explains. Plus, research has also cast some doubt on how harmful saturated fat really is for you. Just stick to a single-cup serving to keep calories in check.
Start the morning with a generous splash of milk in this Fruity Bircher muesli.