Myth: If Food is Healthy it Has to be Bland and Boring
One of the biggest myths is that if the food is healthy it has to be a salad. Otherwise, it is bland and boring. And all the delicious, juicy, finger-licking things have to be deep-fried…
Taste and healthfulness of food is NOT mutually exclusive. Certainly fresh salads are a good way to bring vitamins and minerals and (importantly Fiber!) into your body, but there are many more options than just salads – options you can eat with BIG FLAVOR, while remaining on the healthy side of the fork.
Healthfulness of your meal is depended on the following:
- Quality of ingredients:
- Better chicken and quality oils will do more for your body than cheapest options
- Preparation technique:
- How you prepare food – matters. One can take the most organic high-grade piece of Wagyu Steak from Japan, but slather it in a bunch of butter and overcook it, resulting in an unhealthy piece of burned meat.
- Deep frying vs. grilling vs. baking
- Or one can take a sweet potato, which has carbs (sugar) and prepare it in such a way as to lower the sugar content of the food – making it lower-glycemic. That’s knowledge
- Sugar content:
- Sugar is a rising new silent killer and it is present in many many foods you consume. (More on this in a separate post). In a nutshell, minimize breads, pasta, ketchup, and other refined and processed foods. The same burger without the bun is much better for your health than with it.
- Fatty, sugary dressings. You put those on your healthiest salad and that will undo many of the salad’s benefits
- Quantity of calories:
- Portion-control is important. You could be eating nothing but bowls of salads all day long, adding up to 3000 calories. But if your body only needs 1500 calories – you’ve done a disservice to your organism.
There are many more such small tips and tricks that can help you enjoy burgers, wings, parboiled rice and homemade ketchup if done right.
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