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Healthy Foods that cause weight gain
July 15, 2018, 5:09 pm

Though some foods may be considered healthy, it doesn’t mean that they will actually help you lose weight. You should try to pay attention to the types of food you eat to control your body fat and prevent medical conditions, but at the end you should be aware of the portions you are eating.

Here are a few examples:

Nuts: It is true that nuts contain a lot of omega oils, the good fatty acids needed for healthy brain functioning. But nuts are also high in calories, so they can easily add a few inches to your belly if you don’t watch your intake. One small handful a day is enough for your health.  

Olive oil:  Virgin olive oil can protect you from a heart attack that is true.  It also does increase your HDL levels and decrease your LDL levels. But one teaspoon of olive oil has 45 calories, so just be careful about your quantity.

Avocados: Avocados are loaded with good fat indeed, but unfortunately, one avocado has about 250 calories.  It is better if you just add it to you salads, one a day is enough. Many trainers recommend consuming it too as they are rich in omega-3,  which improves performance, but since  they are packed with calories, consuming them will lead to weight gain if you aren't exercising enough.

Smoothies:  A lot of you start your day by mixing three or four fruits together with some milk. Smoothies are tempting healthy food and tasty as well since you can choose from a range of delicious fruity flavors.  However, be aware that smoothies are high in fructose ( fruit sugar), and the extra fructose will increase lipid levels in your body.

Granolas:  They are extremely healthy and tasty, but those munchies are high-calorie food and consuming them at a wrong time can lead to weight gain. You can have a bowl of Granola in the morning with a glass of low-fat milk. However, do not snack on them throughout the day as that will just lead to weight gain.

Protein bars:  Protein bars are advertised as a healthy option for people who work out. While it is true that they help repair muscles after exercise, and they really contain high amount of proteins per bar. There is the unfortunate fact that manufacturers load them with sugars in order to make them more pleasant and tasty. Protein shakes are a better option.


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