Gross food for eyes but healthy for body, is that possible? Of course it is. There is that kind of food which may look gross and disturbing but is actually good for you.
There are many reasons why certain type of foods looks gross for some person, sometimes it’s because the smells of that food, the way it tastes, the name it has or simply it just looks gross or disgusting. However, this ‘gross’ food, may have many health benefits.
7 Gross Foods That Are Extremely Healthy For You
This is excellent for people who don’t like plain yogurt. Kefir is a fermented dairy product, made from cow or goat milk, and it tastes almost same as yogurt. As one of the most probiotic rich foods, kefir is very rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, enzymes, vitamin B12, vitamin K2, biotin, folate and of course, probiotics. Due to it’s nutrients kefir boost immunity, it’s good for healthy bones and teeth, fight allergies, support detoxification, improves digestion and much more.
Sardines may not look good as other fresh fish and canned sardines may even look gross, but these small oily fishes are one of the highest sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids on entire planet. Beside this huge amount of omega-3, sardines are also rich source of vitamin B12 and protein. One serving (100 grams) has 25 grams of protein and 150 percent of DV for vitamin B12. They are also loaded with iron, potassium, calcium and many other vitamins and minerals.
First, don’t get fooled by the name, this isn’t pudding like you think it is. Black pudding is a sausage or better said one type of blood sausage that is eaten in Great Britain where is considered a delicacy. This sausage is usually made from pork fat, pork blood, oatmeal and onion and flavourings. Yes, sounds gross but beside that, this ‘blood sausage’ is very rich source of fiber, protein and also magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc as well. Beside that, is practically carb free.
Believe it or not, bone marrow of animals is widely used as food, mostly as flavorful addition to soups and this fatty substance which may be found in the cavities of bones, where blood cells are produced, it’s very healthy. Bone marrow is rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, selenium, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, magnesium, also it contain small amount of protein and omega 3 fatty acids and it contains collagen, glycine , glutamine and proline which are healing compounds. Bone marrow with all nutrients that contains brings many health benefits like protecting the body from infections, support immune systems, fights against fatigue, improves mood, sleep and memory, promotes healthy cardiovascular system, it promotes healthy joints, maintain healthy bones and healthy skin and much more.
You may wondering how this small and slimy seeds may look gross, but when they are prepared in liquids, as they are commonly prepared, this tiny seeds get gelatinous coating and that does not look very pleasant to many people. But, after getting used to, you will experience tons of health benefits from this superfood. Chia seeds are very high in protein, fatty acids and dietary fiber and they also acts as antioxidants. Beside that, they are rich in minerals, such as magnesium, iron and calcium. Chia seeds are good for strong bones, heart health, digestive health, they metabolism and may help to lose weight, boost energy, they lower risk of diabetes and much more.
This tropical fruit which is popular in Southeast Asia is very rich source of many vitamins and minerals but have his own dark side, it smells terrible. Beside distinguish smell, this fruit which in South-East Asian countries is called “King of Fruits” is very delicious and is very high in nutrients compared to other fruits. Durian is rich in dietary fiber, protein, essential amino acids, vitamin C, it is an excellent source of B-complex groups of vitamins, many minerals such as manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper and more.