Anyone who has ever gone on a diet must be familiar with the words - avoid high-calorie foods. That's because diets are all about intaking fewer calories and burning more of them. And because of this a lot of people just tend to avoid eating foods that have high calories. But what if we told you that there are high-calorie foods that can actually be good for your health? That's right. We've compiled a list of foods that are healthy for you despite having so many calories. Take a look.
Peanut butter - Did you know 1 tablespoon of peanut butter contains 100 calories per tablespoon? Yep, that many. But before you start to panic, you must also remember that peanut butter is rich in fibres, proteins, healthy fats and phytonutrients which can all work wonders for your health. So, don't be afraid of gobbling up some peanut butter every once in a while.
Olive oil -One tablespoon of olive oil contains about 120 calories and 14 grams of fat. But it also contains omega-6, omega-3, vitamin E, and vitamin K as well as monosaturated fats which are all miracle workers when it comes to your health.
Avocado - About 100 grams of avocado contains 160 calories. But then again, avocados are also rich in fibres and Monounsaturated Fatty Acids; can help lower cholesterol levels, contain more potassium than bananas and are just incredibly nutritious. So, don't shy away from that bowl of guacamole.
Quinoa - Touted as healthy food (which it is), 1 cup of quinoa contains nearly 222 calories. However, the plus side here is that it is also rich in protein, fibre, iron, copper, thiamin and vitamin B6. This is why so many people prefer quinoa over rice and to be honest it tastes really good too!
So, now that you know which foods are actually healthy despite having a high-calorie content, we suggest you incorporate these into your diet in the right ways and you'll see just how much of a difference they can make to your health! Stay tuned for more updates.