Nutrition and slimming: These 9 foods with a bad reputation are not so bad for your health


The avocado would be too rich in fat, eating pasta would make you fat, the banana too rich in calories… The reputation of certain foods leads you not to eat them when they are in fact healthier than you think. , and make some mistakes. We take stock.

As far as food is concerned, (too much) many received ideas circulate, to the point of replacing certain truths. Prejudices that can lead to errors in our eating behavior, such as no longer consuming certain fats that are necessary for our body, being too focused on calories.

However, (good) fat is a real slimming asset, especially omega-3s present in oily fish, nuts or eggs, particularly beneficial for cardiac, cognitive functions, joints or vision. They even participate in lipolysis, the burning of fat. Beware, however, of saturated fats and so-called “trans” fats, most of the time coming from animal products and responsible for raising cholesterol levels in the body.

Conversely, some foods appear to be healthy when in fact they are real pitfalls: too many sugars, salts or numerous additives, responsible for increased blood pressure, weight gain or the risk of cancer. These include fruit juices, rice cakes, light sodas or even cereal bars. To avoid them, it is advisable to favor unprocessed products, charcuterie for example, and to cook as much of your own meals as possible.

If certain foods are indeed to be crossed off the shopping list when you want to lose weight, here are the ones that you can continue to eat with your eyes closed despite their dubious reputation.

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