When it comes to being healthy, the key lies in balance. Anything in excess is always harmful, but keeping a check on your eating habits goes a long way. Here’s a list of 10 food items that are considered to be unhealthy but are actually healthy.

1.Chocolate

Chocolate is lauded for its tremendous antioxidant potential that arises from more cocoa and less sugar.

2.Coconut oil.

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. This reduces heart risks.

3. Popcorn.

While your cinema popcorn is unhealthy for you but popcorn prepared from scratch without the oil and any toppings proves to be a very healthy snack.

4. Potatoes.

Potatoes don’t contain fat, sodium or cholesterol and has nearly half of your daily vitamin C.

5.Egg yolk.

Egg yolks (but not whites) contain vitamins A, D, E and K along with omega-3 fats. Compared to the whites, egg yolks also contain more beneficial folate and vitamin B12.

6. Banana.

An instant energy booster, banana is one fruit that is commonly available across the globe. Most natural home remedies in India circling around an upset stomach, call for using bananas as a remedy along with a few other ingredients. A single piece of banana is said to contain only 90 calories, which also makes it a great (and healthy) snack to munch on rather than sugar loaded goodies or deep-fried treats.

7. Cheese.

Cheese provides calcium and protein, as well as some Vitamin A, B12, riboflavin, zinc and phosphorus. It’s also a source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fat that may have anti-cancer, weight-reducing, and heart-protective effects.

8.Peanut butter.

Peanut butter has protein as well as potassium — which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also contains fiber for your bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.

9. Bread

Calcium helps maintain healthy bones and teeth. Bread provides over 10% of the calcium in our diet, folate is needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells, it occurs naturally in wheat and flour. Bread is naturally low in both sugar and fat, and high in fibre.

10. Pizza

Well, because it’s Pizza.

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