No matter how many articles we write or edit about how which nutrient-rich superfoods are the best eats to fuel our bodies, we're still human. As much as we try to walk the Healthy Living walk, we're not all broccoli all the time.

In fact, there are a couple of principles of healthful eating that we downright ignore, whether it's because we don't like the texture of bananas or the taste of broccoli. But we decided it's time to come clean.

In the slideshow below, you'll find 11 beneficial foods at least one editor here at Healthy Living can't bring herself to eat, plus some alternatives to try instead. Are there healthy foods you know you should be eating but just can't? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Coffee

    One editor stays away from the pick-me-up that helps so many of the rest of us make it through the mornings. But in passing up that cup of Joe, she's also missing out on a host of health benefits, ranging from a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/coffee-health-benefits_n_1064577.html#s440654&title=Coffee_Could_Protect" target="_hplink">lower depression risk</a> to protection against cognitive decline and diabetes. However, a number of the health benefits of coffee have, in fact, been chalked up to caffeine, like that <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/health-benefits-caffeine/page/2" target="_hplink">burst of alertness</a> or <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/how-coffee-can-galvanize-your-workout/" target="_hplink">boost to your workout</a> or <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/02/coffee-skin-cancer-caffeine-basal-cell-carcinoma_n_1644262.html" target="_hplink">protection against skin cancer</a>, which she can, of course, get in other places, like tea, says Angela Ginn, R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E., a spokesperson for the <a href="http://www.eatright.org/public/" target="_hplink">Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics</a>. While black tea has more caffeine, green tea has the added benefit of more powerful antioxidant properties, she says. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinnerseries/5974877454/" target="_hplink">Dinner Series</a></em>

  • Chocolate

    The same editor finds a similar bitterness to chocolate that she just can't stomach, even though she knows the sweet stuff (in moderation of course) has been linked to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/chocolate-health-benefits_n_1383372.html#slide=818288" target="_hplink">improved heart health</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/chocolate-health-benefits_n_1383372.html#slide=818301" target="_hplink">a sunnier disposition</a> and possibly even <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/chocolate-health-benefits_n_1383372.html#slide=818275" target="_hplink">protection from strokes</a>, among other benefits. Most people have the <em>opposite</em> problem with chocolate -- they're likely to eat too much of it, and the wrong kind. Dark chocolate is the healthiest, but all chocolate can be high in calories, fat and sugar, so this editor is probably better off looking for heart-health benefits in foods like <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/heart-health-month-healthy-foods_n_1248169.html#s656906&title=Salmon" target="_hplink">salmon and nuts</a>. For an alternative sweet taste, though, Ginn suggests cinnamon. The spice adds flavor without packing on calories or fat, and has one of the highest antioxidant content of all foods, she says. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amylovesyah/5456987994/" target="_hplink">Amy Loves Yah</a></em>

  • Broccoli

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/healthy-food-healthiest-list_n_1636409.html#slide=1162140" target="_hplink">Broccoli</a> promotes eye health, protects against cancer, heart disease and stroke, builds strong bones <em>and</em> bolsters the immune system. Luckily, the editor who just can't get behind this superfood hasn't sworn of <em>all</em> cruciferous veggies, and she can still get some of the same benefits from other members of the same family, like <a href="http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/super-veggies-cruciferous-vegetables?page=2" target="_hplink">Brussels sprouts and kale</a>. "Those dark leafy greens would be a good alternative," says Ginn. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39975765@N05/5487249267/" target="_hplink">mallydally</a></em>

  • Beans

    The same editor swears off virtually every legume, but beans are one of the most <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/16/beans-health-benefits_n_1792504.html" target="_hplink">underrated superfoods</a>, supplying <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/healthy-food-healthiest-list_n_1636409.html#slide=1162157" target="_hplink">fiber, protein and iron</a>, among other nutrients. Chickpeas and edamame get the green light from her, however. And that's good news: <em>The New York Times</em> calls chickpeas the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/02/health/nutrition/02recipehealth.html" target="_hplink">most versatile and tastiest bean</a> and edamame, a natural source of soy, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/healthy-food-healthiest-list_n_1636409.html#slide=1161435" target="_hplink">may protect against diabetes, heart disease and cancer</a>. Ginn suggests eating chickpeas in hummus; in spread form, they're virtually unrecognizable as beans and may go down easier. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/izik/3436489816/" target="_hplink">izik</a></em>

  • Avocado

    Another editor shies away from avocado, even though the fruit is full of heart-healthy fats and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/food-synergy-food-pairings_n_1874641.html" target="_hplink">increases absorption of key nutrients</a> from other produce when paired properly. However, she can turn to olive oil, nuts and some cheeses for <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/26/healthy-salad-dressing-fat_n_1625657.html" target="_hplink">similar unsaturated fats</a>. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/satoru_kikuchi/4212957276/" target="_hplink">Satoru Kikuchi</a></em>

  • Peppers

    Healthy Living's resident vegetarian can't stand peppers, a surprisingly-rich <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/healthy-food-healthiest-list_n_1636409.html#slide=1162152" target="_hplink">source of vitamin C</a> and a low-cal pick for fiber and a number of different antioxidants. For her, Ginn recommends eating more fruit, from oranges to pineapple to strawberries. When it comes to cooking, Ginn suggests using more onions or celery to replace peppers. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clayirving/2639055101/" target="_hplink">clayirving</a></em>

  • Brown Rice

    When given the choice, one editor says she just can't stop picking white rice over brown, even though she knows the health benefits are many. But with findings like those from a 2010 Harvard study, which showed that <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2010-releases/white-rice-brown-rice-whole-grains-diabetes.html" target="_hplink">brown rice can protect against diabetes</a>, while white rice can actually <em>increase</em> a person's risk, it's hard to justify this choice. However, there are some other whole-grain options, like quinoa. Ginn also suggests wild rice, which can be a mix of different grains and may not have the crunchy texture of brown rice. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-qld/2889140143/" target="_hplink">Rob Qld</a></em>

  • Bananas

    It's the texture that doesn't sit well for one editor when it comes to bananas. But the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/sports-drink-alternative_n_1557221.html" target="_hplink">electrolyte potassium</a>, found in abundance in bananas, is crucial to this self-described sweatier-than-average fitness geek. "We actually get a lot of potassium from our vegetables," says Ginn, "people assume it's all from fruit." Prunes and raisins can help, <a href="http://blisstree.com/eat/nutrition/bananas-are-going-extinct-5-foods-rich-in-potassium-886/" target="_hplink">as can spinach</a> and Swiss chard, says Ginn. "A cup of cooked Swiss chard -- you'd have to eat three to four bananas to get that potassium." <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevehopson/350002649/" target="_hplink">Steve Hopson</a></em>

  • Carob

    One editor, who admits she'll eat virtually anything that's considered food, won't go near carob, an extract of the carob bean most commonly <a href="http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/what-is-carob.htm" target="_hplink">used in place of chocolate</a>. Fans will argue it's a healthy swap, although when it comes to fat and calories, the two are actually very similar, according to TLC. Carob has more calcium, though, and is also naturally caffeine-free. We're not convinced she should jump on the carob train just yet if she doesn't want to -- especially if she's sticking to dark chocolate and already getting her daily dose of about <a href="http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/" target="_hplink">1,000 milligrams of calcium</a> on the regular. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_t_in_dc/5597839048/" target="_hplink">Mr. T in DC</a></em>

  • Raisins

    Speaking of raisins, another editor can't stand the thought of the small dried fruits. They've been linked to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/raisins-and-7-other-foods-lower-blood-pressure_n_1382535.html" target="_hplink">lower blood pressure</a>, according to a March study, and are a good source of iron. But there are other dried fruits that can help with iron intake -- bananas and veggies for that dose of potassium and a number of other foods, like kiwis, that can <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/raisins-and-7-other-foods-lower-blood-pressure_n_1382535.html" target="_hplink">keep blood pressure in check, naturally</a>. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5187414221/" target="_hplink">Jenn Durfey</a></em>

  • Oatmeal

    This fiber-rich morning meal doesn't make the menu for the same editor, even though <a href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080108102225.htm" target="_hplink">oats reduce cholesterol</a>, and provide a <a href="http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/5708/2" target="_hplink">healthy dose of a number of B vitamins</a>. Luckily, there are plenty of other foods, including fish, nuts, apples and strawberries, that she is happy to nibble on that can also help <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/05/lower-cholesterol-naturally-foods_n_1404549.html" target="_hplink">keep cholesterol levels healthy</a>. Even cold cereal is an okay a.m. alternative, says Ginn, as long as it has that whole grain stamp on the package and at least three grams of fiber per serving. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate/359386784/" target="_hplink">nate steiner</a></em>

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