Yes, we all know that we should avoid sugar, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, and drink more water, but there is myriad of health and nutrition tips people don’t seem to know about, or tend to forget.
Coming up with a balanced nutrition and diet plan can be tricky, but it shouldn’t exactly be rocket science either.
In that name, here we have 5 interesting, somewhat strange, but evidence-based nutrition tips we all should know about.
Eat Plenty Of Nuts
Even though they are pretty much packed with fat, nuts are among the most nutritious and healthy foods you can ever put in your mouth. They are loaded with:
- vitamin E
- various other nutrients beneficial for your overall health
Studies have shown that eating nuts can actually help you lose weight. They are also great for fighting off type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and for boosting your metabolism.
One study even showed that almonds can increase weight loss by 62% compared to complex carbohydrates.
You would surely have to be nuts not to eat them. (Sorry…)
Saturated Fat Shouldn’t Be Scary
More and more nutritionists say that the war on saturated fats was actually a mistake. Although it is quite true that saturated fat raises cholesterol, it also raises HDL (the “good” cholesterol) and changes the LDL from small to large, which can result in a lower risk of heart disease.
Don’t Overcook/Burn Your Meat
Meat is rather nutritious and healthy as it is packed with healthy protein and various crucial nutrients, but when the meat is overcooked and burnt it can actually lead to the formation of harmful compounds that can cause the formation of cancerous cells.
Which doesn’t mean you should stop eating meat, just make sure you don’t overcook or burn it.
Coffee Is Nothing To Be Feared
One of the most widespread misconceptions is that coffee is extremely bad for your heart, which is why this beverage has been unfairly demonized over the years. But the truth is that drinking coffee can be quite healthy as it is pretty high in antioxidants.
Studies show that coffee drinkers:
- live longer
- have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- have a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease…
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Worth Every Penny
It might be a bit more expensive to some, but extra virgin olive oil IS the healthiest fat you can buy.
Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants that can fight off:
- heart disease
- heart attacks