Foods That Used to Be Bad for You but Now Aren’t

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These foods once had a bad reputation for people trying to watch their weight or other health numbers, but they can all be part of a balanced, healthy diet if you know how to discriminate and moderate

Bread

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Bread gets a bad rap because the body quickly breaks carbohydrates down into sugar. But that fast breakdown also makes carbs the most convenient source of fuel for your body. “I always recommend focusing not on eliminating carbohydrates (you need the energy!), but choosing the right sources,” says culinary nutritionist Sara Haas, RDN, LDN. Highly processed white breads are stripped of most of their nutritional benefits, but whole grains are loaded with fiber to keep you fuller longer. Quit falling for these 21 other common food myths that are wildly untrue.

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