Underrated healthy foods: List of underappreciated foods in America and the world


You’ve seen Twitter talk about liver, eggs, steak, raw milk, oysters etc to death…Yet there are some healthy foods that many Americans no longer eat or enjoy because it they are considered bad or unhealthy…in this article, I am going to show you some foods that are often overlooked but healthy.

List of underappreciated foods in America and the world

Here are 10 foods with powerful benefits that are rarely mentioned:

1. Mussels

Everybody talks about oysters, but rarely mentions mussels!

Mussels are a great source of selenium, iron, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, B12 and is one of the best sources if vitamin B1!

They are also extremely cheap!

Underrated American foods

2. Seaweed

Most people do not get enough iodine in their diet, which is vital for your thyroid, and seaweed is by far the best source of iodine!

It’s also a great source of copper, riboflavin, thiamin, and much more!

Underrated healthy foods: List of underappreciated foods in America and the world

3. Cod liver

You can’t scroll on Twitter for 5 minutes without seeing someone mention beef liver, but rarely do you see anyone mention cod liver!

Both are great, but cod liver is an amazing source of Vitamin D and and omega 3’s, especially DHA (the most important omega 3)

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Codliver is underrated

4. Romaine

Many people in the USA think romaine is just empty calories, but it is actually a solid source of nutrients despite being only 8 calories in a cup!

Romaine is a good source of vitamin K and folate, as well as trace amounts of many other vitamins and minerals.
Underrated healthy foods: List of underappreciated foods in America

5. Cinnamon

Americans think cinnamon just belongs in sweet treats, but has been prized for medicinal benefits for thousands of years!

It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, can improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar, reduce neurodegenerative…

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Cinnamon, an unpopular healthy food

6. Vanilla

Similar to cinnamon, many think vanilla only belongs on dessert.

Vanilla bean actually has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and even anti-cancer properties!

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Vanilla is an overlooked healthy food

7. Chicken with the skin/bone

Chicken with the skin and bone doesn’t get nearly enough love!

Not only is it cheaper and juicier than white chicken meat, it is also higher in vitamin B12, zinc, collagen and glycine!

Unpopular healthy foods in America
Many Americans have been brainwashed about chicken even though it is healthy

8. Olives

Olives are an amazing source of Vitamin E, which is a vitamin many people struggle to get enough of.

Olives also contain copper, iron, calcium and are great for hydration due to the sodium content!
List of underappreciated foods in America

9. Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene and beta carotene, and the compounds naringenin and chlorogenic acid, which have all been shown to protect against various diseases and reduce inflammation.

They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium,…


10. Peas

Peas are a part of underappreciated foods in America. A great source of vitamin C, fiber vitamin A, magnesium, many other minerals and even have a solid amount of protein!

Green peas

To be clear, I am a huge fan of liver, oysters, eggs, etc too! Eggs are now very unpopular but healthy.

Source: Cooking with Chris


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