Red meat has gotten a bad rap for years based on its saturated fat content.
However, saturated fat may not be as evil as once thought. It still
doesn't hurt to choose leaner cuts of meat, like sirloin and top round.
Beef is a great source of protein which can help keep you full longer
since you digest it slower than carbs.
I'm going to guess most people are pretty happy to see chocolate on this
list. While chocolate can be big source of empty calories (a lot of
calories and little nutrition), varieties with a high percentage of
cocoa, like dark chocolate, may be beneficial to our health. It may
improve brain function, help prevent sunburn, and improve cholesterol levels.
Thank goodness this one falls on the "good-for-you" list! While the
debate on whether coffee is healthy or not goes back and forth, moderate
consumption seems to have its benefits. Drinking coffee may help you
live longer, prevent type 2 diabetes, protect you from cancer, preserve your brain health, and even make you stronger.
The low carb movement put fruit on the banned list due to its sugar content, but focusing on sugar alone overshadows all the good stuff in fruit.
Not only is fruit chock full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients,
if you eat fruit in its natural form (as opposed to juice) you'll get a
hefty dose of fiber, too.