We all know by now that dark chocolate and avocado can be enjoyed without guilt, but what about drumsticks and butter? Trade boring white meat for a juicy drumstick or thigh instead
We’ve been told for too long to limit ourselves to eating chicken breasts and to steer clear of the juicy thighs and legs. Well, it turns out that might not be the best advice. While dark meat does contain more saturated fat than white meat, it also contains more nutrients.
According to Live Science, dark meat contains more minerals such as iron, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins A, K and B-complex vitamins. It also contains the nutrient Taurine, which is good for you when consumed naturally (like in dark chicken meat) instead of unnaturally (like in Red Bull).
And if you believe the new health tendencies that say saturated fat is good for you, it’s a win-win situation all round. Just don’t go and deep-fry your thighs now. Rather bake with herbs, spices and a natural butter basting. Yum!
“Detoxing” from caffeine? Stop it. Coffee is good for you
I hear it all the time: ‘I’ve cut down on coffee because I’m detoxing.’
This seems silly since your liver is the main thing doing the detoxing of your body. And guess what? Your liver really enjoys coffee. In fact, your liver wants coffee to be her bestie because coffee helps her do her job. Especially for drinkers of alcohol. According to a study by the World Cancer Research Fund and reported on by the Daily Mail, coffee can decrease your chances of getting liver cancer by 14%. And long-term coffee consumption may be at a decrease risk for type II diabetes, symptomatic gallstone disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and stroke.
Butter. Oh delicious, golden butter.
Butter has gotten a bad rap very unnecessarily it might seem. Butter is nothing but largely unprocessed animal fat, and more and more studies are beginning to show that animal fat is not the demon we once believed it to be. In fact, butter is rich is fat-soluble vitamins, contains a bunch of healthy fats and fatty acids, and most importantly, is much healthier than fake butter spreads that contain hydrogenated oil and go through all kinds of processing that make it unstable and possibly carcinogenic. But, be sure that you buy butter made from the cream from grass-fed cows only.