POPSUGAR FitnessSource: High-Calorie Foods Women Shouldn't Avoid (and Why)
Watching your intake of high-calorie foods like ice cream, cookies, and french fries can be a key move in helping you reach your goal weight, but be careful about snubbing certain high-calorie picks that are actually good for you. These six foods may be high in calories, but they also offer your body essential nutrients to function normally and prevent disease.
- Avocado: Avocados contain monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), antioxidants, and beta carotene, which help memory, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and boost your HDL (good) cholesterol, as well as prevent heart disease. The recommended daily intake (RDI) of fat is 60 to 65 grams, and since one avocado contains about 30 grams and 322 calories, stick with eating just a half an avocado each day. Try one of these healthy vegan avocado recipes.
- Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, peanuts, and the butters made from them are about 160 to 190 calories an