10 Healthy Foods That Are High In Calories

Date November 23, 2017

Most of you probably think that high-calorie products are not beneficial for your health. Therefore, many people try to exclude these products from their diet. However, some high-calorie foods don't necessarily mean you will gain weight. On the contrary, they are able to boost your immune system and provide your body with a number of vitamins and other useful substances.

Below are 10 high-calorie products that you should include in your diet.

1. Chocolate

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Chocolate contains the well-known "hormone of happiness" that affects our mood, and flavonoids that contribute to better vascular permeability and the production of nitric oxide in the blood. However, make sure you buy high-quality chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 75-80%.

2. Cheese

Despite the fact that cheese is a high-calorie product (for example, 100 g of cheddar contains 429 kcal), it is often mistakenly included in the diet. At the same time, cheese contains a high content of protein and calcium. If you want to lose weight, you shouldn't completely stop eating cheese. You can just limit its consumption.

3. Avocado

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This fruit is a real storehouse of monounsaturated fats that effectively reduce cholesterol. In addition, avocado contains lutein, folic acid, and nearly three dozen vitamins. It should be noted that you can buy immature avocados and they will ripe at home.

4. Dried fruits

Most of you have probably heard about the useful properties of dried fruits. Dried dates, pineapple, raisins, and dried apricots are all rich in fiber and other nutrients.

5. Peanut butter

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100 g of this product contains about 588 kcal. Peanut butter is included in many low-carbohydrate diets. Like other nuts, peanuts contain a large number of useful proteins and vitamins. Though we recommend that you include it in your diet, you should use this product in moderate amounts.

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6. Steak

Nutritionists agree that despite being a high-calorie product, meat is an excellent source of iron, proteins and B vitamins. For example, young lamb is rich in monounsaturated fats and alpha-linolenic acid, the deficiency of which can result in mood swings and muscle weakness.

7. Hummus

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Humus is a delicious, nutritious, albeit a high-calorie product. Traditionally, hummus is prepared using chickpeas, sesame paste, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. This snack is famous for its high content of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and fiber.

8. Olive oil

One tablespoon of olive oil contains 120 kcal. However, thanks to polyunsaturated fats, this product effectively neutralizes the feeling of hunger and helps to fight any extra pounds. But make sure you don't overuse it in salads!

9. Bananas

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Bananas are a very nutritious product that can help to satisfy your hunger quickly if you do not have enough time for a full meal. This exotic fruit is rich in a number of useful ingredients. One medium-sized banana contains about 120 kcal, so you should use bananas in moderate amounts.

10. Quinoa

A few people know that this herb is among the twenty most useful products in the world. Quinoa helps reduce the content of cholesterol and sugar. It is also very useful to people with cardiac diseases and diabetes. This product is rich in fiber, which cleans the body of toxins, and has a calming effect on the nervous system.

Some high-calorie products are very useful to your health! Therefore, you should review your diet and include some of the above mentioned products in it.

Source: Glamour

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This article is purely for informational purposes. Diets or individual foods can be hazardous to health or cause an allergic reaction. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may be caused from using the information stated in the article. Consult a certified specialist before starting diets and other similar practices.

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