Like other people, you must have been attacked with lots of advices to strictly avoid all the white foods. Most of the times, when people advice you about avoiding white foods, they are usually referring to the white foods which are refined and heavily processed, this usually means food made up from white sugar or white flour. The concept that all the white foods are harmful to your health started detaching around when low-carb diets such as the Atkins diet grew popular.
White food which is made from white sugar and refined grains like white bread, white pasta, white rice, all-purpose flour tortillas, cookies, crackers, pastries, and all those treats and sweets (especially beverages) are providing so much of calories and not enough healthy and essential nutrients which are required by our body. Majority of the calories consists on the beverages we take every day with lots of other unhealthy compounds.
Therefore, carbohydrates, which are found in many white foods are essential for the human health and cannot be avoided. In fact, such carbohydrates are the essential source from where body gets fuel. But it is very important to choose the right amount and right quality of carbohydrates. White vegetables and fruits are enriched with many essential nutrients that provide constant energy and prevents the body from chronic diseases.
10 White Foods You Don’t Have to Avoid
Cauliflower is gaining popularity lately but absolutely rightfully. People are using cauliflower as a great substitute of rice with lower carbohydrates and loaded with essential nutrients. It is also used to make flourless and high-fibre pizza crust. Cauliflower becomes tastier when it is tossed with olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and few spices, and bake it for 20 minutes on 420 F. a single cup of raw cauliflower contains less than 25 calories, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of proteins, 3 grams of fibre and no fats. It is also rich in vitamin K that fulfils the 20% of daily recommendation of vitamin K and a massive amount of 77% of daily recommendation of vitamin C.
Radishes are usually red, purple, and pink on the outside but majority of them are of white colour when it comes to flesh. These spicy yet tasty specimens can be enjoyed sliced in salads but they can take a whole new depth of taste when they are roasted. One single serve of radish slices contains no fats, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fibre, 1gram of proteins and only 19 calories as well 29% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.