While these foods and drinks are considered healthy since they are packed with antioxidants, protein, and healthy fat, if you don’t eat them with care, these nutritious foods can pile up serious calories that’d be hard to burn out if you’re not careful.
Nuts, cashew nuts, groundnut, and every other variety of nuts are considered healthy because they contain protein, heart-healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals. But when you are chowing down on them nuts I want you to know something, yes, it has healthy fats but that doesn’t mean the fat is lean. Although how many servings you eat per day will determine how much calorie you consume.
Avocado is a super food, I agree, it’s high in fibre and has more than twice the potassium in banana. Avocado has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduce cancer and diabetes risk, and to also improve skin health. Since you know it’s many benefits, it’s easy to take too much of it, but avocados are calorie packed. Avocados are safe to eat it, but eat in moderation.
3. Dried fruits
Dried fruits are considered yummy and nutritious, containing all the nutrients and antioxidants from different fruit packaged and shrinked down into something yummy and easy to eat. Although, these snacks are often loaded with added sugar, plus since it’s a snack, you can hardly stop yourself from eating the entire pack.
4. Dark chocolates
Dark chocolates contain compounds called polyphenols, which research shows may keep blood vessels dilated and help lower blood pressure. Before you indulge yourself happily, know that cocoa comes saturated fat and sugar. Eat in moderation, if you eat too much of it, it will turn into calories.
5. Gluten free products
Gluten free versions of foods like pizza, pasta and pancake mix are temping because they just sound healthier. The truth is, many gluten-free products actually have more calories than other products has has gluten. Ingredients like cornstarch and brown rice flour sued by producers to replace the texture and taste of gluten, are more high in calories than the ingredients they replace.” Naturally gluten-free whole foods like quinoa are good though.
When you go on outings, you prefer to take smoothie instead of all these fizzy drinks right? Well…. You just might have been drinking gut-busting beverage since you know not what things are in that smoothie. If you drink a big cup of smoothie that contains dessert-like ingredients such as peanut butter, chocolate, real coconut milk, and sherbet, you just consumed a lot of calories.
Instead of buying smoothies outside, make your drinks at home, that way you know what goes into it.
All of these foods are healthy and safe to eat, although if not eaten in moderation, it can add up into calories and make you add extra weight.