7 harmful products that are recognized as beneficial
Popcorn Popcorn has long ceased to be a delicacy and has become an almost mandatory attribute of any film show. This is what tainted her reputation. To sell more, bars of cinemas prepare corn with a huge amount of sugar and fat, which increases its caloric content at times. And you saw the sizes of these portions? One large bucket can contain up to 1200 calories (!), Which is not much less than the daily recommended intake dose for women. In fact, popcorn in its original form, not spoiled by marketing, is quite a useful product. It has a lot of fiber, which helps to improve digestion, lowers blood sugar levels and ultimately helps not to gain weight. According to the American Public Health Association, popcorn lovers are 28% less likely to suffer from various gastrointestinal diseases, and recently it turned out that corn is also full of antioxidants. Thus, this seemingly enemy of health, not only cleanses the body, but also protects against cancer. By the way. On the "cinema" bucket of popcorn you will never find information about its composition and nutritional value. But such a label must be put on packages of popcorn for home cooking. This pleasure is 8-10 times less, it is prepared in 3-7 minutes in the microwave or in a frying pan, plus you will know exactly how much salt, sugar and food additives you received.
Potatoes This root vegetable has long been banned for those who are afraid of extra pounds. It was believed that because of the high starch content (which, in fact, is a compound of glucose, that is, sugar), the nutritional value of the potato is almost equivalent to some kind of chocolate. There are plenty of carbohydrates in it, blood sugar rises quickly after eating - hence more chances of getting fat, and at the same time the risk of getting diabetes. But lately, nutritionists are increasingly inclined to “justify” potatoes. There is an opinion, and he has many supporters, that the starch in potatoes is actually very slowly processed by the body and because of this it does not settle in the form of fat, but is consumed as energy. The level of sugar in the blood rises and falls as gradually; it gives a feeling of satiety, and satiety, in turn, protects you from excess snacks and extra calories. By the way. The calorie content of potatoes is relatively small: only 80 kcal per 100 grams. Therefore, on the basis of this product has already appeared its own mono-diet. Important! In order not to become fat, you need to eat the most fresh potatoes. While it lies (especially at low temperature), the starch in the potato decomposes into glucose, and there is no benefit from it.
Chocolate Sweets sweets rozn. And chocolate and chocolate too. On the one hand, there is a lot of sugar and fat in it, on the other - these vegetable fats, and therefore harmless, and even beneficial for the heart. But the arguments for the chocolate do not end there. The raw material for this product, cocoa butter, is full of substances that have a beneficial effect on many organs and body systems. For example, theobromine calms and heals the nerves; a special type of antioxidants protects the skin from premature aging; and the hormones serotonin and dopamine, the production of which is also influenced by chocolate, regulate our mood and increase the efficiency of the brain. Some doctors even recommend it as an antidepressant, and scientists from the University of Copenhagen claim that with the help of chocolate you can ... lose weight. According to their research, this product slows down digestion - if you eat a slice before dinner, you end up consuming fewer calories and keep feeling full. Important! Since the main benefit of chocolate lies in cocoa beans, it is worth consuming the product with the maximum content. Look for bitter chocolate (from 65% cocoa and above - this should be written on the package), as well as a product with an indication of the cocoa mass in the composition. In milk chocolate, cocoa is only 20-35% and more animals - not at all healthy - fats. There is no cocoa in white chocolate at all.
Coffee The dispute between coffee lovers and anti-coffee makers is akin to a fairy-tale battle between good and evil: sometimes the advantage is on one side or the other, but the final point will hardly ever be set. However, lately the warring parties seem to be compromising. Some acknowledged that in some cases, coffee really hurts, others agreed that it was not even the drink itself that was harmful, but immoderation in its consumption. If you follow the dose (no more than 4 medium cups per day), you can: a) improve the cardiovascular system and prevent the development of hypertension and atherosclerosis, b) improve memory, ability to concentrate and protect against senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease and c) lose weight ! Coffee speeds up the metabolism and slightly suppresses the appetite, which together gives an excellent dietary formula. Important! Coming to a cafe, many people think that a glass of coffee instead of a full breakfast or dessert will save them from extra calories. It is not always so. The minimum calories are found only in regular black coffee without sugar (espresso or americana), but in lattes, glazes or popular cappuccino, due to the addition of milk, syrups, sugar and ice cream, it can be from 300 to 600 kcal per serving.
Wine Here, as with coffee, the main thing - moderation. Several studies have immediately proved the benefit of regular, but by no means drunk drinking, and both for health and for the figure. Thus, 1-1.5 glasses of red wine per day strengthen tooth enamel and protect against caries. This drink also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, degenerative diseases of the brain (dementia), and even breast cancer. And recently, British physiologists have found that women who drink regularly and gradually are, on average, thinner than absolute sober women. By the way. The most "bespakhmelny" alcoholic drink is recognized - you will be surprised - Russian vodka. The matter, as it turned out, was not in the fortress, but in the technology of preparation, since the symptoms of withdrawal symptoms appear because of the flavorings and flavors, and not the spirit itself.
Fatty Cheese and Milk
Fat cheese and milk They are not recommended not only to those who want to lose weight. Dairy, like any other animal fats, increase the level of cholesterol, and therefore indirectly lead to the development of atherosclerosis and ultimately to heart attacks. But! This is true only if the person already has problems with the cardiovascular system, in particular - high cholesterol. If you are confident in the health of your "motor", cheese and milk will only benefit you, and yes - it is fatty. Indeed, in dairy products a lot of calcium and vitamin B, and neither one nor the other is not absorbed normally without enough fat. In addition, last year, scientists discovered that milk fat contains a substance called CLA. It is, paradoxically, prevents the formation of body fat in the body, which means that the calorie product, the less it will affect your figure. By the way. One of the most famous dietary theorists, Robert Atkins (the author of the most popular weight loss system named after him) also advised his patients to press high-fat cheeses and yogurts. The Atkins diet is based on the minimum intake of carbohydrates, whereas fats and proteins are allowed in fairly large quantities, and the effectiveness of this system has already been confirmed by millions of fans. Such Hollywood divas as Jerry Holliuel, Jennifer Enniston and Renee Zellweger quickly lost weight “at Atkins”.
Pasta Going on a diet, those who want to lose weight first of all forbid themselves sweet and flour. With the nuances of choosing sweets, we figured out, now about the flour and its varieties. The most harmful flour products are any baking and all that is done with the addition of a large amount of margarine and high-grade wheat flour. Such a product contains a large number of trans fats harmful to the heart and solid, easily digestible carbohydrates; and they are equivalent in their effect to sugar. Whole-grain bread and pasta are quite another thing. If the flour is made from whole grains (it is called peeled or wallpaper, it can also be indicated as “hard wheat”), it retains most of the vitamins and fiber, and most importantly - not fast, but so-called slow carbohydrates processed by the body, do not contribute to obesity and do not increase the risk of developing diabetes. Moreover, black bread and durum wheat pasta must be present in your diet. They supply the body with B vitamins, improve the digestive tract and, as shown by a study of the University of London, prevent the formation of fat in the waist. Important! The “new-found” use of pasta is not yet a reason to have a feast of stomach in any Italian eatery. Pasta itself is of course useful, but all sorts of sauces made on the basis of butter, rich cream, bacon, etc., increase the nutritional value of pasta lunch by 2 or even 3 times. And these extra calories themselves will not go anywhere.