Not All White Is Wrong
Don't judge a food by its color -- that's the advice of some health experts. While it's true that heavily processed foods such as white rice, white bread and white pasta should be replaced by their whole-wheat counterparts, there's a whole world of white foods that are actually good for you. The proof is in what you pick. Garlic, bananas and pears, all white foods in their natural state, are all health-enhancing foods that are sure to benefit you. The white fruits in particular are high in potassium and other vitamins, and garlic has wonderful antioxidant properties. It also can keep cravings for another white seasoning - salt - at bay by making foods more savory and appetizing without adding heart-unhealthy sodium. An unusual but tasty addition to salads or eaten on their own, hearts of palm are super healthful.