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5 “Bad” Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Steak and Potatoes

Lots of foods have a bad reputation that, in actuality, are quite healthy for us. Woman’s Day investigated and came up with a list. Carry on.

Woman’s Day came up with a list of 10 healthy foods that have been given a bad rap. Here are the top 5:

  1. Steak. Red meat got a bad rep because it’s high in fat. But not all of it. If you choose the right cut of lean beef, like top sirloin, you’ve got a steak packed with protein, iron, B-12, and zinc. And try to get grass-fed beef, which is the lowest in fat.
  2. Potatoes. The anti-carb movement took down potatoes rep. There is nothing bad about them if you watch your serving size, and prepare them right. They actually have a ton of nutrients (especially the skins).
  3. Canned vegetables. You always hear that canned vegetables have lost all their vitamins. But, studies show that frozen and canned vegetables are just as healthy as fresh ones (and they’re way cheaper).
  4. Eggs. Everybody always blames eggs for heart disease and bad cholesterol. But, eggs are loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein. Research found that having one egg a day doesn’t hurt you (just take it easy with those 5-egg omelets).
  5. Pizza. If you do pizza right, you have a powerhouse of whole grains, veggies, and protein-rich dairy! Start with whole wheat crust, load it with vegetable toppings, use low-fat mozzarella, and you’re good to go.

Check out the complete list from Woman’s Day here

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