Fat isn’t as harmful as it used to be. These 4 ingredients are highly healthy and quality groceries which you can consume without fear.
Cottage cheese – If you eat cheese, pick full fat cheese. Full fat cheese is full of protein and fat and can keep us full for hours. Great pick for breakfast, which keeps us full longer. Because it’s made from milk it’s also a great source of calcium. If you still fear saturated fat, you should know that scientific opinion of them is revised and most of the studies didn’t find any correlation betweel consuming milk fat and heart disease. Even more, it seems the relation is reversed. That doesn’t mean you should eat cheese in large amounts every day, but it deserves a spot on your kitchen table.
Coconut oil – There is a lot written about coconut oil. Some of the claims have been exaggerated, but science has confirmed it is a beneficial nutritional oil. It is made from fatty acids which are easy to digest and don’t raise cholesterol. Though, it is highly caloric, so don’t over consume it.
Pistachios – Walnuts and Almonds are considered the healthiest dry fruits, but pistachios deserve as much attention. Considering dry fruits contribute to lower cholesterol, which is a proven fact, you might not have known pistachios are the best at that. Pistachios are a great snack for one more reason, you need to peel them, which is a lengthy process, meaning you won’t consume as much.
Chocolate – If you think that chocolate is caloric and satisfying because it’s sweet, you are right less than 50% because more than 50% of calories in chocolate are from fats, and with dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa) even more so. Cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate is pretty fatty. But it is a beneficial fat, and besides cocoa contains many antioxidants. Serious scientific research shows connection between consumption of dark chocolate and lower heart risk. So, dark chocolate is a healthy desert.