The poor, poor potato. An over-indulgence in French fries and potato
chips have gotten these nutritional powerhouses on the black list. While
potatoes look bland and boring without all the fancy prep of fries and
chips, they're actually a great source of potassium, vitamins C and B6, and fiber (especially if you chow down on the skin too).
Once shunned for their heart attack-inducing cholesterol content, eggs (yolk included!) are back on the to-eat list. Turns out, cholesterol from food
plays a fairly insignificant role in contributing to the cholesterol in
our blood. By skipping out on eggs in fear of fat, you're missing out
on a low-calorie, high-protein fuel full of important nutrients like
zinc, vitamin A, iron, and vitamin D.
Jars of reduced fat peanut butter lining grocery store shelves may
encourage you to think the regular kind is bad for you, but peanut
butter is a good source of monounsaturated fat (one of the good guys). The problem comes when you go a little overboard, eating spoonful after spoonful after spoonful.