When it comes to a healthy eating plan, there is research as long as the eye can see, specifying why you should not be consuming certain foods. And if you are trying to lose weight, you can forget about things like wine, chocolate, crisps, piping hot potatoes smothered in butter, cheese, red meat, and pasta. This is why so many people struggle to stick to their healthy eating plan; because really a glass of carrot juice and some celery sticks doesn’t quite to the same job as a nice glass of red wine and a steak.
But there are some foods that we have been socialized to believe are not good for us, said to be high in fat, loaded with sodium and will make your hips widen faster than you can say creamy mushroom sauce. But despite popular belief, there is hope for all of our waistlines and our taste buds yet. Here are 5 foods that are surprisingly good for you.
1. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate in general has a bad rap for being on the list of forbidden fruit along with everything else that is nice. But chocoholics will be delighted to know that dark chocolate is not only good for you, in moderation it is great for you. Packed with as many antioxidants as green tea, dark chocolate can actually aid in reducing blood pressure, improve blood flow and is good for your heart. Plus it is low GI, and like oats, won’t spike your blood sugar. Sounds like a win-win all round.