Have you been eating healthy, but still notice that you are getting fat? Some people have largely been misinformed to believe that it is only unhealthy foods that can make them fat. On the contrary, there are a host of healthy foods that can actually make you fat and the reasons may not necessarily be because it is junk, but largely because of the ingredients – which may be very healthy. So in this article, I will explain to you some of the foods that are healthy but still make you fat.
1. Dried fruits
Dried fruits are generally processed by sucking out all of the liquid in them, making them denser and ‘munch-able’. So when this is done, these fruits are said to contain up to 8 times the amount of calories it would have ordinarily contained in its natural form. Another issue is that certain processed dried fruits contain some amounts of sugar – which also adds to the calorie count.
2. Whole wheat bread
There’s no doubt that whole wheat is generally preferred to refined wheat, but recent studies have strongly affirmed that a majority of the labeled ‘whole wheat bread’ that we often consume are not really made entirely from whole wheat. These studies have explained that a majority of these breads contain a glycerin Index that is almost as bad as the regular white breads. It has also been pointed out that the grains in most of them “have been pulverized into fine flour” and this has been linked to a host of health complications by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
3. Vegetable burger
Veggie burgers are healthy – all right! But do they prevent you from getting fat? Not so much. Avoiding meat can certainly reduce fat and your bad cholesterol level, but a vegetable burger may serve you with an almost equal amount of calories that you’d get ordinarily. The size of the burger alone is one thing, not to mention the added ketchup and the bun.
The author of the book, The Miracle Carb – Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D, was reported saying that “… avocados are still calorically dense…” So, although a host of health benefits have been attributed to avocados, such as lowering cholesterol levels, help in fighting cancer and also in controlling diabetes. But all this notwithstanding, avocado’s high-fat content ranges from about 71% to 88% of its total calorie level.
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