Surprising foods that can make a diet difference

A recent study indicates that several foods usually thought of as part of an unhealthy diet could actually have healthy roles to play. The article raises important questions about some foods, and proves that reputation isn’t everything. Some scientists now praise peanuts, avocados, eggs, coffee and mushrooms as good constituent parts of healthy diets, each with their own benefits.
Each of the five foods above would usually be binned by the conscious dieter, but upon closer inspection, experts advise that each has redeeming features. One professor of nutrition at Purdue University, Richard Mattes, was reported in the diet news as commenting: “Suffice it to say that eating peanut butter or peanuts has been associated with lower total cholesterol, lower ldl or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and lower triglycerides, all of which are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk.”
Peanut butter should be taken in small measures. Eggs, another maligned food, actually contain many substances that promote good health. Coffee with caffeine can actually stimulate the memory amongst older adults. Avocados contain active compounds that could prevent cancer. The final food on the list, mushrooms, have many antioxidants.

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