When trying to lose weight, we often avoid "bad" foods -- but are they really detrimental to your health or just victims of nutritional rumors?
Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us 6 foods with a "bad" reputation that are actually good for weight loss.
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When it comes to healthy eating, eggs have fallen victim to nasty rumors of being unhealthy. The latest research suggests an egg a day is safe and nutritious for most adults -- and if you eat that egg for breakfast, you'll boost your odds of losing weight. The reason: Eggs are packed with protein, which takes time to digest. Eating protein in the morning keeps your stomach full, so you eat less during the rest of the day.
Today's cuts of Pork are over 30% leaner than they were 20 years ago--making pork another great source of lean protein.
Instead of running away from Pasta, turn toward whole grain pasta and keep your portions small and balanced with protein. Research also shows that eating whole grains rather than refined grains reduce belly fat.
Nuts may be high in fat, but it's the good fat. They are also rich in nutriments, protein and fiber which helps stabilize your blood sugar.
Studies now show that the body burns more fat when it receives adequate calcium, so eating low fat cheese yogurt and milk may actually contribute to weight loss. Research also shows that calcium supplements don't yield the same benefits as the "real deal". Cheese is also rich in protein, which will help you feel fuller, longer!
Coffee has often fallen in the "bad" category - but research shows that applies to more than a few cups a day. If you drink it black, you get a metabolism boost without added fat and calories.
"Bad Foods" in good portions
Ali also suggests not to cut out your favorite foods, but when they fall in the "bad" category, exercise portion control!