Top 10 Best High-Calorie Healthy Foods

1.Cheese

402 Calories/100g; 455 Calories/Cup; 68 Calories/Tablespoon

Cheese is a calorie-rich milk product that is a staple for years all over the world in different forms. Cheddar, cream cheese, feta, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, and cottage cheese are all loaded with protein and calcium that will help you gain muscle mass and strengthen the bones

2. Salmon

Salmon is a good source of lean proteins, omega 3 fatty acids and other vital nutrients. However, it is very high in terms of calories as well. One fillet may contain as many as 400 calories. Therefore, you need to keep your portions in check. Or, you can avoid other foods while relishing the many benefits of this healthy fillet.

3.Peanut Butter

We have a love-hate relationship with peanut butter. We love the taste and its proven ability to help build muscle, burn fat, and even fight heart disease, but we hate that those benefits only apply when you enjoy the creamy spread in moderation. In other words, spooning it straight out of the jar (multiple times a day) is not a good idea. Why not? Consider this: two large spoonfuls can pack almost as many calories and fat as a Snickers bar! At around 100 calories per tablespoon (about the same as regular butter), your best bet is to enjoy peanut butter sparingly in recipes like these (and then put away the jar!).

4.Coconut milk

Coconut milk has the ability to boost your metabolism and induce weight loss. However, this only happens when you consume it in limited quantities. This drink is very high in terms of calories. One cup of coconut milk contains 552 calories. Therefore, you must be mindful of the variety you choose for yourself and consume it in limited quantities.

5.Banana

200 Calories/100g; 89 Calories/Cup; 25 Calories/1 oz

Bananas are loaded with dietary fiber, potassium, protein, vitamins A, C, and folate, and healthy fats (7). Consuming 1-2 bananas per day will keep your energy levels up, improve your stamina, and make your bones strong. You can have a banana, a cup of milk, and a few nuts for a power-packed breakfast or just make a smoothie with the same ingredients and consume it before working out.

6.Quinoa

While we love quinoa as a tasty and versatile protein source, many dieters mistakenly believe it’s a muchlower-calorie alternative to rice. In reality, one cup of cooked quinoa has 222 calories, putting it on par with brown rice (which has around 218 calories per cup). Enjoy it in your favorite healthy dish, just be sure to portion it out like you would rice or pasta (1/2 cup or about the size of your fist).

7.Raisins

Raisins are healthy, undoubtedly. And another thing that there’s no doubt about is the calorie content of raisins. One and half ounces of raisins contain 129 calories, yet, they’re that high in terms of calorie content.

raisins

One and half ounces of raisins contain 129 calories

8.Avocado

160 Calories/100g; 234 Calories/Cup; 156 Calories/ ½ avocado

This buttery and soothing green fruit is everyone’s favorite. If you want to gain weight – consume avocado. If you want to lose weight, consume avocado! Avocados are rich in healthy fats, vitamins K, E, A, C, and B6, magnesium, potassium, and sodium (9). Consuming one avocado per day can help strengthen your immunity, improve your energy levels, and make your skin glow, which comes with proper nutrition and good food habits.

9.Ground Beef

Depending on what kind you choose, plain, unprepared ground beef can contain 350 calories and 28 grams of fat (or more) per small 4-ounce serving. Aim to purchase 93-percent lean or higher to save on excess calories and fat without skimping on flavor in your favorite recipe.

10.Tahini

Tahini, also known as sesame butter gives you 89 calories in just one tablespoon. While it is a rich source of healthy fats, vitamin B and calcium, the calorie content of this food may make you want to check your portions. It is quite easy to fill up on this food due to its nutritional value but doing this can have a negative effect on your BMI. Two tablespoons of Tahini at a time should be sufficient.

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Top 10 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

Some vegetables are more healthy than others, here are my top 10.

1.Spinach

This leafy green tops the chart as one of the healthiest vegetables, thanks to its impressive nutrient profile.

One cup (30 grams) of raw spinach provides 56% of your daily vitamin A needs plus your entire daily vitamin K requirement — all for just 7 calories.Spinach also boasts a great deal of antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.

One study found that dark green leafy vegetables like spinach are high in beta-carotene and lutein, two types of antioxidants that have been associated with a decreased risk of cancer.In addition, a 2015 study found that spinach consumption may be beneficial for heart health, as it may lower blood pressure.

2.Red Bell Pepper

Versatile and flavourful, red bell peppers are a common ingredient in a variety of raw and cooked dishes. This low-calorie food holds roughly 150 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. However, according to the National Institutes of Health, vitamin C begins to break down if cooked above 375 degrees fahrenheit, meaning the vegetable loses some of its nutritional value when cooked.

Try this: Simply cut a raw pepper into slices for a crisp, tasty snack on-the-go.

3.Beet Greens

Beet roots’ edible leafy tops are brimming with vitamin K, which is linked to a lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes. One cup raw provides nearly twice your daily requirement. Cooking tip: Saute a bunch of tender beet greens with some olive oil and garlic for a healthy side dish. Or chop them and add to frittatas, soups, or pasta dishes.

4.Kale

Kale is a very popular leafy green vegetable with several health benefits. It provides 7 calories per cup of raw leaves and good amounts of vitamins A, C, and K.

Kale may benefit people with high cholesterol. One small study reports that men with high cholesterol who drank 150 milliliters of kale juice per day for 12 weeks experienced:

  • a 10 percent reduction in low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol
  • a 27 percent increase in high-density lipoprotein, or “good,” cholesterol

Other research suggests that kale juice reduces blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.
How to eat kale
People use baby kale in pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. Also, try making kale chips, or juice kale for its heart-healthy benefits.

5.Carrots

Carrots are packed with vitamin A, providing 428% of the daily recommended value in just one cup (128 grams)They contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that gives carrots their vibrant orange color and could help in cancer prevention

In fact, one study revealed that for each serving of carrots per week, participants’ risk of prostate cancer decreased by 5%Another study showed that eating carrots may reduce the risk of lung cancer in smokers as well. Compared to those who ate carrots at least once a week, smokers who did not eat carrots had a three times greater risk of developing lung cancer

Carrots are also high in vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium

6.Broccoli

Like kale, broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and holds the same anti-carcinogenic properties outlined above. In comparison to other cruciferous vegetables, though, broccoli has the highest concentration of carotenoids, a category of compounds shown to decrease the risk of disease, particularly cancer and eye diseases.

One caveat: As SFgate.com explains, “Some folks [may] experience gas and bloating from difficult-to-digest sugars found in raw cruciferous vegetables” like broccoli.

Try this: For an easy, crunchy snack, try tossing raw broccoli with vinegar and salt in a large bowl.

7.Asparagus

With an earthy-sweet flavor, asparagus is a good way to load up on folate. Research suggests that this B vitamin is an ally in the battle against high blood pressure. Cooking tip: Shave raw asparagus with a vegetable peeler. You’ll get ribbons that are wonderful in salads.

8.Peas

Peas are sweet, starchy vegetables that provide 134 calories per cooked cup. They are also high in:

  • fiber, at 9 grams per serving
  • protein, at 9 grams per serving
  • vitamins A, C, and K
  • certain B vitamins

Green peas are a good source of plant-based protein, and eating them is an effective way for vegetarian and vegan people to boost their protein intake.

Peas and other legumes contain fiber, which supports good bacteria in the gut to ensure regular bowel movements and a healthy digestive tract.

They are also rich in saponins, which are plant compounds that may provide antioxidant and anticancer benefits.

How to eat peas

It can be easy to keep a bag of peas in the freezer and eventually use it to boost the nutritional profile of pasta dishes, risottos, and vegetable curries. Or, a person can make a refreshing pea and mint soup.

9.Garlic

Garlic has a long history of use as a medicinal plant, with roots tracing all the way back to ancient China and Egypt.The main active compound in garlic is allicin, a plant compound that is largely responsible for garlic’s variety of health benefits.

Several studies have shown that garlic can regulate blood sugar as well as promote heart health.In one animal study, diabetic rats were given either garlic oil or diallyl trisulfide, a component of garlic. Both garlic compounds caused a decrease in blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity.

Another study fed garlic to participants both with and without heart disease. Results showed that garlic was able to decrease total blood cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol in both groups.

Garlic may be useful in the prevention of cancer as well. One test-tube study demonstrated that allicin induced cell death in human liver cancer cells.However, further research is needed to better understand the potential anti-cancer effects of garlic.

10.Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are root vegetables that provide 103 calories and 0.17 grams of fat per medium potato, when it is baked with its skin.

Each potato also contains:

  • much more than an adult’s daily requirement of vitamin A
  • 25 percent of their vitamin C and B-6 requirements
  • 12 percent of their potassium needs
  • beta-carotene, which may improve eye health and fight cancer

Sweet potatoes may benefit people with diabetes. This is because they are low on the glycemic index scale and high in fiber, so they may help regulate blood sugar.

How to eat sweet potatoes

The easiest way to enjoy a sweet potato is to bake it in its skin and serve it with a source of protein, such as fish or tofu.

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