Foods that are okay in moderation

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What is it about forbidden things that make us want them even more? See, twilight for example, romance between a young girl and a vampire is the epitome of forbidden! Yet, people loved it so much that over 120 milllion books were sold and it led to a billion dollar worth movie franchise. There’s also Romeo and Juliet, baby and Johny in Dirty dancing and so on!

We can apply the same logic to food! Quite often, the tastiest and the most delicious food is laden with oil, ghee, butter, cheese, sugar etc. And you know what, these foodstuffs are very, very hard to resist! So what’s the solution? Do we eat till diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure and obesity robs our lives? No, we deal with temptation is a much easier way. We give into it albeit not entirely! Everything in moderation should be out motto. Earth has so many delicacies to offer and we have one life to live. What we should be doing is eating everything but in moderation, in parts or portions and never all at once.

Here is a list of food that we should not just eat but enjoy in moderation!

  1. Pizza:

A pizza has a host of vegetables and is quite nutritious with its balance of protein and carbohydrates. The cheese and tomato topping provides protein, vitamin E, calcium and phosphorous and yes, it will depend wholly on the toppings. Limit your intake to two or three slices and do not consume an entire pizza. Be nice and share with friends!

  1. Chocolate:


Japanese studies have suggested that sipping natural cocoa can improve your cholesterol profile by lowering bad cholesterol levels and raising good cholesterol. It can lower your blood pressure and improve blood flow to the heart. It’s full of antioxidants too. If you crave chocolate, opt for a square or two of dark chocolate, which is higher in antioxidants and will give you all the health benefits.


  1. Coffee:

Coffee is a stimulant which reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in later life, preventing the risk of certain types of cancer and lowering the risk of heart disease. But too much of it will disrupt your sleep pattern and can also irritate the lining of the small intestine, potentially leading to abdominal spasms, cramps and elimination of waste problems.


  1. Halwa/any ghee sweet:

Don’t upset your mother by refusing to eat her home-made sweets! Ghee stimulates the secretion of stomach acids to aid in digestion and is Rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Ghee is rich in the healthy fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, which are critical to bone, brain, heart, and immune system function. As long as you don’t eat 2 cups of halwa at a time, the benefits are greater than the costs!


  1. Cheese:

Cheese is a great source of protein and calcium, which can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It is an important source of vitamin B 12 for vegetarians and may help fight tooth decay by preventing the formation of acids in the mouth, which attack the enamel on the teeth. But too much cheese is directly proportional to fat gain in the body.


  1. Alcohol:

The strongest evidence suggests alcohol of any kind can increase good cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart attack by 30%, and thereby provide cardiovascular benefits,” says Harvard researcher, Eric Rimm, ScD. We all have heard of how heard of how red wine is good for the heart.

Beer is made from hops, yeast, and grains, which contribute carbohydrates, a small amount of B vitamins, and potassium. But know your limits and do not become a drunkard!


  1. Baked Goods

Commercially baked goods such as cookies, biscuits, cakes, and packaged cake mixes almost always contain high amounts of hydrogenated fats and artificial flavours, artificial colours, syrup, and a variety of preservatives. They are better left on the shelves than in your stomach but if you crave them, eat one or two at a time.

Nuts are high in natural fiber which helps in slowing down digestion. Nuts, are also good sources of Vitamin-E, which has antioxidant properties and is an essential nutrient. But there are many other nutrients, like folic acid, magnesium, and phosphorus that can be found in nuts too. Nut consumption should be limited or moderated because of the high levels of omega-6 fat it contains.

  1. Raisins or dried fruitDried fruit may seem like a healthy option, but it’s loaded with sugar and. For example, a one-cup serving of raisins carries 108 calories. It is fine in moderation but you should not munch them like ordinary fruit. Opt for fresh fruit instead. You’ll get the sweet taste you crave, with the benefit of fiber.
  2. Fizzy drinks:

These kinds of drinks are high in calories from sugar. The sugar can send your blood sugar levels up and suddenly fall leaving you feeling tired and moody. They can get in the way of your efforts to lose weight. Tooth decay and enamel loss is also a problem. Perhaps you should skip the coke in Mcdonalds of taco bell and switch to water.