Are certain foods healthier than others?

We shouldn't eat too much of one food, the other is unhealthy and another is supposed to make you fat. Certainly there are foods that are not exactly beneficial to health in large quantities. Nevertheless, there are also products that are wrongly underestimated and that can and should definitely find a place in a balanced diet.

loaf

In Germany, bread is a traditional staple food with over 300 types, which is sold billions of times every year. The trend to avoid gluten in particular fueled the belief that bread is unhealthy. However, only a few people are affected by true celiac disease. The carbohydrate content has also been up since Low carb exercise still under criticism. Indeed, they are carbohydrates no fattening thingsbut just a calorie surplus. When choosing bread, you should pay attention to the ingredients. Whole wheat flour, grains and seeds make bread rich in minerals, trace elements and fiber. The latter are particularly long-lasting and are good for the intestines.

peanut butter

As rich as nuts are, they are also healthy. Even if 100 grams of peanut butter have approx. 650 kcal, it is worth snacking on every day - whether pure with some jam on bread or rice cakes or in combination with jam or some fruit. Peanut butter is rich in Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Magnesium and healthy fatsthat are important for the absorption of vitamins and the production of hormones. When buying, however, make sure that there is no sugar in the glass. Or you can easily make the nut butter yourself >>

Eggs

For a long time, eggs were considered unhealthy because of their cholesterol levels. However, studies since then have shown that this is not the case. Eggs are z. B. a real nutrient package in which the Vitamins A, B2, B12, D, K, folic acid and the minerals and trace elements potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium are stuck. 100 percent of the protein in an egg can also be used by the body.

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butter

The fact that butter damages the heart and blood vessels has now been refuted. Much more interesting are trans fats, which are found in fried and processed foods, e.g. B. margarine, chips, breakfast cereals or gravy, and have a negative impact on cardiovascular health. Butter made from pasture milk in particular contains valuable omega-3 fatty acids as well as a lot of vitamins A and E.

Also interesting: butter or margarine - it depends on the ingredients! >>

Potatoes

Because of their carbohydrate content, potatoes have long been considered fattening foods. However, 100 grams of boiled potatoes only have 70 kcal, 100 grams of cooked noodles more than double (150 kcal). Potatoes contain plenty of magnesium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and calcium, as well as vitamin C. They keep you full for a long time and can be used in many ways! Reason enough to reach for the potato more often.

coffee

There are numerous myths about coffee. It is said to weaken the nerves and dehydrate the body. But everything is wrong. Numerous studies have shown that coffee is healthy when consumed in normal quantities. It contains antioxidants that protect the body cells from free radicals and thereby protect the DNA and cell membranes from damage. Read here >> which coffee is the healthiest

chocolate

A reason to cheer for all chocolate fans! Depending on the variety, you can do something good for your health every day with a little chocolate! Chocolate with a cocoa content of 70 percent or more contains less sugar than whole milk or white chocolate and instead contains more flavonoids. These botanicals are known to lower blood pressure and prevent heart problems. A large piece a day is enough.