18 ‘health foods’ high in caloriesBe the first to comment 7 October 2012
‘Like avocados, untoasted, unsalted nuts are high in the good fats our bodies need, linked with good brain function, heart health, and strong, shiny nails and hair among other things. Some, such as almonds, are also a good source of protein. They might be a far healthier alternative to afternoon snacks such crisps, but that combination of protein and fat is what makes these a calorific snack. They are also very high in mineral and vitamin content especially vitamin E, folate and choline, and potassium.’
Recommendation: Snack on a maximum of ten to 12 almonds on their own or chopped or flaked almonds in your bowl of cereal or on your bowl of mixed fruit is ideal.
Calories and suggested serving size: In one serving (which is one cup of whole almonds), there is a whopping total of 824 calories of which 13 percent is carbs, 74 percent is fat and 13 percent is protein. As you can seem the extreme high fat content is what makes up most of the calories in almonds.
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