3 Foods That Aren’t as Bad as You Think

There are some foods that we all know are bad for us. Candy bars. Twinkies. Sodas. These are no-brainers. We know that we are supposed to avoid them if we want to remain healthy. Other foods are a bit more difficult. Some information says they are good, and other information says they are bad. How are you supposed to know the truth? The answer: Do your own research. In looking for healthy foods, you might find that some bad foods aren’t really as bad as you think they are. Take a look at these three foods with a bad rap, but remain a solid choice in diet and nutrition.


Avocado is known as a fatty food. People know well enough to stay away from too much guacamole. Actually, avocado is fatty, but it’s a good fat that can bring your body some benefits. It’s also high in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. By eating one avocado a day or perhaps half of an avocado, you can enjoy the healthy benefits and the wonderful flavor without worrying about the negative side effects.


Popcorn gets a really bad rap, but it can actually be really healthy. The bad popcorn is the kind that is drizzled with butter and fatty toppings. If you’re getting popcorn at the movies, it’s probably bad. If you buy the old-fashioned kernels, pop it in olive oil on the stove, and sprinkle it lightly with salt, you’ll be getting a dose of fiber that keeps you feeling full and improves digestion. The best part is that it is very low calorie, so you can truly enjoy this snack guilt-free.


Milk is one of those foods that swings back and forth. Sometimes it’s on the good list, and other times it’s on the bad list. The truth is that milk can bring a huge dose of calcium, some very important Vitamin D, and helps build strong bones and teeth. Can it be fatty? Yes. Can it irritate the stomach? Yes. But, unless you have a sensitivity, the benefits may far outweigh any negative side effects.

While these foods sometimes get a bad rap, they actually bring some good benefits. You can enjoy the foods, boost your health, and ignore the bad information that surrounds them. When it comes to diet, do your own research. Your long-term health and overall well-being depend on your ability to choose the good and leave the bad behind.

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