Health and Wellness : 7 ‘Unhealthy’ Foods That Are Surprisingly Nutritious and Coffee Is Good for Your Liver

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    7 ‘Unhealthy’ Foods That Are Surprisingly Nutritious


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    Bacon

    Bacon for breakfast is a tasty treat, but it’s gotten a bad reputation for being packed with salt and saturated fat. While that is true, bacon isn’t all bad news. Rachel Begun, a food and nutrition consultant, told Health that when used as a garnish, it can cause you to eat more healthy foods. “It’s got such a salty, smoky flavor that you can use small amounts to jazz up veggies — in fact, a little bacon can make you love veggies more,” she said.

    Bacon is also high in protein, with one 3-ounce serving containing 20 grams of protein, according to SFGate. That same serving size also provides 1 microgram, or 42 percent of your daily recommended intake, of vitamin B12. This helps you metabolize fats and protein, plays a role in brain function, and protects you from nerve damage. If you’re going to eat bacon, follow Health‘s advice and use it as an ingredient in a side dish or salad. It’s a good way to make sure you aren’t eating too much of it.


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    Decaf or Regular: Coffee Is Good for Your Liver

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    Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds.


    Regardless of whether they drank decaf or regular, people in the study who drank large quantities of coffee on a daily basis had lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes, the researchers found. This suggests that a chemical in coffee other than caffeine may help the liver, the researchers said.

    Other studies have found that drinking coffee is associated with lower risks of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. [10 Things You Need to Know About Coffee]


    http://news.yahoo.com/decaf-regular-coffee-good-liver-153250228.html



     
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