Six "forbidden" foods you can eat!

Take these previously shunned foods off the "what to eat" blacklist. It turns out they’re nutritional superstars.

food facts

Eggs (with the yolk). Banned for: cholesterol.

  • Sure, eggs are full of cholesterol, but experts say they won’t actually raise your body’s cholesterol levels, because they’re low in saturated fat.

Avocados. Banned for: fat.

  • Avocados boast healthful monounsaturated fats and omega-3s, all of which are thought to lower the risk of developing heart disease.

Potatoes. Banned for: carbs.

  • Spuds are actually lower in carbohydrates than experts previously thought, plus the fiber in the skins can help regulate your metabolism.

Almonds, walnuts and peanuts. Banned for: fat.

  • Nuts now top healthful-food charts because their fats are optimal for heart health. They also contain statins, which increase the hormones that keep you feeling full.

Chocolate. Banned for: calories.

  • Dark chocolate boosts mood, lowers stress, reduces the risk of heart problems and promotes brain health. And it takes only a little bit to satisfy.

Pasta. Banned for: carbs.

  • Eating just 1 cup of whole-wheat pasta served with olive oil, lean protein and vegetables slows carb absorption, making pasta a healthful addition to your plate.