White potatoes, canned vegetables, and dried fruits are three of the nine foods that are healthier than you think, according to a nutritionist.
Rebecca Gauthorne, from Sydney, said there are many foods that get a “negative reputation” when in fact they are “very nutritious”.
The first food Rebecca highlighted was canned vegetables, which many people often avoid because they think fresh is the only way to go.
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Rebecca Gauthorne (pictured), from Sydney, said there are many foods that get a “negative reputation” when in fact they are “very nutritious”
Canned vegetables are “convenient, affordable, and versatile,” Rebecca said, while white potatoes are “full and nutritious” and provide a good source of prebiotics when refrigerated.
“Canned vegetables are convenient, affordable, and versatile,” Rebecca said on Instagram.
“It’s a great option to keep in your pantry for cooking and meal prep.”
By the same token, she shouldn’t shy away from frozen veggies — which she said are “a suitable alternative to fresh vegetables.”
“Snap’s frozen veggies hold almost the same and, in some cases like spinach, have more nutrients than fresh veggies,” Rebecca said.
She also loves white potatoes, which some people avoid because they think they’re high in carbs:
White potatoes are filling and nutritious. They are a healthy source of carbohydrates and other nutrients and a good source of prebiotics if cooked and cooled, Rebecca said.
Frozen vegetables are often blanched, meaning the nutrients have been preserved and preserved, while tofu is a great source of protein, especially on a vegan diet.
Elsewhere on the dietitian’s list were non-energizing nuts, tofu (which doesn’t alter hormones) and legumes that contain lectins—which people often avoid when they’re on a fad diet.
Activator nuts are raw nuts that have been soaked long enough to activate the digestive system proteins.
However, Rebecca said, “Studies haven’t found any benefit to blanching/soaking nuts — they don’t reduce phytates or have health benefits.”
In addition to nuts, Rebecca said tofu can be a great source of protein.
It can also be rich in calcium making it the ideal intake of calcium for those following a vegan diet.
“Whole grains are also healthy because whole grains are packed with essential nutrients and a range of dietary fibers that are good for your gut,” said Rebecca. She’s also a fan of unrefined nuts and said they’re often healthy
“Whole grains are also healthy because whole grains are packed with essential nutrients and a range of dietary fibers that are good for your gut, immune system and heart,” said Rebecca.
The same applies to whole grain bread. It is an excellent source of slow-burning carbohydrates, is rich in nutrients and a good source of fiber for healthy digestion.
Finally, she emphasized that you should not avoid buying dried fruits, as they often do not contain added sugar and are “a suitable alternative to fresh fruit, which is rich in many nutrients.”
The dietitian’s video – which has been viewed more than 30,000 times online – instantly resonated with her followers (pictured Rebecca)
The dietician’s video — which has been viewed more than 30,000 times online — quickly resonated with her followers.
“These foods are all staples in my diet, so thank you,” one person wrote.
‘I love that! very helpful. I also just learned that cold potatoes as in salads are very good for your gut health too,” added another.