Special Report

25 Junk Foods That Are Actually Not So Bad for You

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11. Butter

Compared to margarine, which is high in trans fat, butter is a healthier option. The fat in butter aids in the absorption of vitamins. As with all cow products, grass-fed butter is the best option, as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids.

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12. Pizza

It’s all about the toppings. A thin-crust slice of pizza with tomato sauce and vegetables is a healthier choice than pepperoni, as it contains more vitamins and the cheese provides protein and calcium.

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13. Pork Rinds

Compared to a serving of potato chips, pork rinds have no carbohydrates, more protein, and less fat. The fat they do have is 43% unsaturated, most of that being oleic acid, which is the same fat contained in olive oil.

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14. Meringue Cookies

Made from egg whites and sugar, meringue cookies are naturally gluten free, and the egg whites provide protein and selenium. When compared to other decadent desserts, meringues are a smart option.

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15. Angel Food Cake

Another dessert made with whipped egg whites, angel food cake contains no added fat and significantly less calories than any other type of cake. If you’re going to eat cake, this is a healthier option.