3 Best foods we never eat

3 Best foods we never eat

Avocado
The avocado is high in fat, but most of the fat is the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind. We know the avocado tastes great, but outside of an occasional guacamole dip, few of us reach for this high-fiber food for salads or as a great side dish. You’ll also get protein, a good dose of vitamins A and E, some B vitamins, lots of potassium and a dollop of copper. The rich and creamy avocado has been called the “chocolate” of fruits.

Sweet potato
Sweet potatoes also offer some vitamin C and a significant helping of important minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and iron. And this tasty fat-free combo of nutrients brightens your plate.

Soybeans

The FDA recently added soy to the list of foods that can make health claims because of its value in reducing the risk of heart disease. Soy is high in protein — one cup of beans can fill 40 percent of the DV for protein — and the bean also serves up generous helpings of fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. How you eat this versatile food is up to you — cooked and mixed in salads or casseroles, roasted for snacks, or in tofu, tempeh or soy milk. Soy has some fat, but very little saturated fat. The use of soy products to treat symptoms of menopause is controversial. While it may improve symptoms for some women, the phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) that may help relieve hot flashes may also increase the risk of breast cancer.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

2 Replies to “3 Best foods we never eat”

  1. This definitely does not count for me. I love all 3 of these foods and eat them on a regular basis. Love your site. Always looking to better my eating habits and know what’s good (and bad) for me.

  2. Namaste.

    Re: Sweet Potato:

    This used to be consumed at our family on rare occasions, some times on fasting day.
    Somewhere I got biased that it is not for me as I have borderline diabetes for last few years.
    I am 77, always vegetarian. (constant weight around 64 Kgs) Angiogram of April 2010 shows few blockages in coronary and carotid arteries.
    Though never tasted avocado. Your comments and guidance will be appreciated.
    Best wishes
    Kalyanji, Pune Maharashtra.

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