Junk food, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy habits, and many other factors cause a lot of health problems. Although, many people used to lead unhealthy lifestyle, today, the situation is completely different.
More and more people make a decision to start leading a healthy lifestyle. They change their eating habits and perform various workouts on a regular basis. However, very often, it’s really hard for them to eat healthy food instead of their favorite fried, sugary and fatty meals.
That’s why today, we have decided to help you a little. Below you’ll find a list of 16 less-known facts about healthy food. Some of them can surprise you, others may seem you funny. This information will help you to understand that healthy food can also be tasty.
#1 Stickers on fruit are edible
Of course, we all are used to take the stickers off. However, they all are made of edible material. Moreover, the glue that is used to fix these stickers on the fruit is also completely safe for your health. So if you accidentally eat a fruit with a sticker, you shouldn’t be afraid.
#2 People who eat spicy food live longer
According to the recent studies, by eating spicy food, you reduce your risk of death by 14%. Such dishes contain special ingredients that help our body to keep normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
#3 Tomatoes shouldn't be stored in the fridge
Very often people don’t store fruit and vegetables properly. For example, you shouldn’t store tomatoes in the fridge. Because of cold temperature, they lose their flavor. It’s better to place them in a dark place with a normal temperature.
#4 A lemon has more sugar than a strawberry
We all are used to think that lemons aren’t very tasty apart from any dishes or drinks. However, in fact, lemons contain more sugar than strawberries. We don’t notice it because it contains high amounts of citric acid
#5 Cooking in the microwave is the best way to preserve the minerals and nutrients in food
There are many different cooking techniques. However, for some reason, people usually neglect cooking in the microwave oven. Steaming veggies in the microwave oven with a cup of water you’ll much more nutrients and minerals than using any other way of cooking.
#6 The egg yolks have more nutrients than the whites
Very often we can read in different diets and meal plans that it’s necessary to eat more egg whites than yolks. That’s why many people think that whites are more beneficial than yolks. However, the truth is everything is just the opposite. The yolks contain much more nutrients than whites.
#7 In France, unlimited refills are banned
Today, there are thousands of people all over the world who have excess weight. To fight this problem, the government of France has banned unlimited refills. That’s why, if you want more sugar or another glass of soda, you should pay for it.
#8 Just smelling chocolate can help you relax
Another less-known fact about food is that you shouldn’t necessarily eat chocolate to relax and get rid of stress. It will be enough just to smell it. So, smelling some chocolate, you’ll get rid of anxiety and become calm.
#9 Cucumbers are 96% water
Cucumbers are great for people who want to lose weight. They are 96% water, so they hydrate our body and provide it with many beneficial elements. Just add this veggie to your daily meal plan and you won’t regret it.
#10 Frozen vegetables are even more nutritious than non-frozen veggies
Some people think that frozen vegetables won’t bring them all the nutrients that they can get from fresh veggies. However, the truth is that frozen vegetables can contain much more beneficial elements than fresh ones. They are ripe and useful since you have frozen them almost at once after they were picked.
#11 In Seattle, throwing food in the trash is illegal
If you are used to throw your food in the trash, Seattle isn’t the place for you. In this city people compost their food waste. If somebody throws the waste in the trash, they get refined.
#12 There are about 10,000 different types of apples in the world
We all know that apples are great for us, especially for those who want to lose weight. Here is another less-known fact. There are about 10,000 types of this fruit all over the world. There all have different size, flavor, color and shape. But they all are beneficial.
#13 Honey never expires
We all know, that all foods have their date of expiry. You’ll be surprised, but honey is an exception. You should know that honey from over 5,000 years ago has been found in edible condition.
#14 Sea salt is not more or less healthy than regular salt
Some people think that sea salt is much better for their bodies that sea salt. However, the truth is that there is no any difference between them. They have the same nutrients and impact on our body.
#15 Chocolate is an effective remedy against constant coughing
Coughing is a rather annoying issue, and it is rather hard to get rid of it. We all are used to take medicine to treat it. However, you should try to treat it with chocolate. It’s an effective remedy against constant coughing.
#16 Leftovers taste better
Some people usually get rid of the leftovers. However, it’s a mistake. This food turned out to be much tastier. It happens because when we store the dishes, there develop new flavor molecules that make the taste better.
So, as you can see, there are many facts about food you didn’t know. We hope that this information will help you to get some useful tips and you’ll maintain healthy diet with pleasure.
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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