10 healthy foods that are high in calories
Do you know that there are a lot of differences between healthy food versus healthy calories.
Calories are the basic unit of energy found in all foods and are necessary to maintain the body’s vital functions or basal metabolic rate..
The amount of calories a person needs depends on age, gender, activity level and lean muscle mass.
Eating too many calories causes a person to become overweight and obese, increasing their chances of heart disease, type II diabetes.
Below is a list of healthy foods that are high in calories
Granola is often portrayed as healthy food but one cup of homemade granola can serve up a full dinner’s worth of calories?
2. OILY FISH
FISH generally is a healthy protein source, but the oily fishes are not as light on calories as you might think.
3. COCONUT MILK
Coconut milk may have the potential to speed up your metabolism and help boost your weight-loss efforts, but that doesn’t make it calorie-free as one cup of milk equals 552 calories. Be sure to check your favorite brand’s label and try to find one with 100 calories or less per serving.
Nuts are a great source of protein, heart-healthy fat, but they are also rich in calories. 1 ounce equals 196 calories. Stick to a single handful of healthy snacks to reap the benefits without packing on pounds.
You can consume a lot of calories by ingesting only a small amount. one small 1.5-ounce equals 129 calories.
6. PEANUT BUTTER
Two large spoonfuls can pack almost as many calories and fat as a Snickers bar! At around 100 calories per tablespoon.
Bananas do have nutritional benefits, including their high potassium content but their calorie content is high.
8. OLIVE OIL
Olive oil is full of healthy fat. Just remember that it’s also full of calories, so use it sparingly.
Avocados: One hundred grams of Avocados contain about 160 calories.
High Sugar Smoothies: Smoothies generally can make the perfect healthy meal, when you mix them at home. But the blend of high sugar fruits gives about 400 calories or more per 20- ounce cup, turning this healthy treat into a dessert.
So, no matter the healthy food you choose, portion control is key!