6 foods that you thought were low in calories and are actually the opposite

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6 foods that you thought were low in calories and are actually the opposite




Foods with a high calorie content and very few nutrients are usually processed and ultra-processed products.


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Foods with a high calorie content and very few nutrients are usually processed and ultra-processed products.


Follow one healthy eatinge is one of the most relevant topics today, that is why currently the quality of the foods on which we base our diet is a fundamental aspect in health, wellness and of course body weight.

We currently have numerous tools that are a great ally to follow a quality nutrition. Too various nutritionists and doctors Their practices have evolved and they increasingly agree that the time has come to stop counting calories and look rather at nutrients from food. While the calories are an important concept in weight loss, the reality is that for many people it is usually complicated understand fully about caloric intake of everyday foods. However part of the balance lies in create a habit of selecting the best sources of calories, is a concept that is related to a lifestyle.

While they exist high calorie foods that are considered a nutritional treasure, stand out for their therapeutic potential, consuming them in moderation and combined correctly makes them a great ally in a quality diet and above all they are an important part of various plans to lose weight.

What is important is to create a paradigm shift in the way we relate to calories, it will never be better replace a natural food with processed products considered “light”. Although they are foods created to reduce the caloric intake of their original versions, what happens is that we rarely take into account that this caloric reduction usually related to a higher content of saturated fat and fewer nutrients. At the same time, its composition is normally characterized by a excessive use of additives, preservatives and sodium.

The truth is that there are obvious caloric intake and others that on many occasions we consider healthy and are not, in fact we usually consume them daily Without restrictions and we do not visualize your high calorie intake. We present you the list of 6 most common fake foods and that it will be very useful to avoid.

1. Muesli

The muesli is a breakfast classic, belongs to the category of cereals and is a tradition of Swiss origin that they usually consume on a daily basis also as snack and dinner. The truth that since it became popular is a food considered healthy, probably because it is usually combined with fruit, yogurt and seeds, also because it is usually made with nutritious ingredients. However, the problem lies in the commercial versions that stand out for their very high sugar content and in some cases syrups. A good adviceor is it to opt for the organic versions and always read the nutrition label, so that sugar is the last and lowest proportion on the list. Although the best alternative is make the homemade muesli, using natural oat flakes, nuts and seeds (unroasted and unsalted) and dried fruit quality.



Muesli.


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Muesli.

2. Turkey meat

Turkey meat is popularly used as a healthy ingredient and has even been recommended as a good complement to benefit weight loss, this is due to its extraordinary content in protein and low fat content. However it is considered a processed meat and normally their original nutritional values ​​are often altered. While it is a light and fresh meat, there are many brands that are related to a high in sugars, salt, starches, milk powder, syrups or soy proteins, that is to say, its turkey meat content is practically nil. It is therefore important to choose versions that are characterized by being composed in minimum 90% turkey meat.



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3. Fruit juices

It will never be recommended replace the consumption of fresh fruit with juices and that’s the first thing to know. The truth is that in recent years it has become very popular play therapy, considered a strong trend for benefit health and enhance weight loss, without a doubt it is a good tool for get better results and get a extra in nutrients. However, it is vitally important to moderate its consumption and channel it through natural versions and with beneficial combinations. It is essential to avoid the consumption of industrialized fruit juices, which are characterized by their high content of sugars, flavorings, additives and preservatives, at the same time they are very poor nutritionally speaking. They are also high in calories and are related to alterations in blood glucose levels.



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Fruit juices./Photo: Pixabay

4. Tomato puree

He tomato puree It’s one of the most selled products and for many it is considered a great gastronomic ally That reduces time in the kitchen. If goods a practical element, It does not shine as the best option in health matters. What happens with this type of puree is that they are usually very rich in sugar and this makes significantly increase your calories, at the same time are processed products in which the immense nutritional value of the tomatoes is forgotten. Remember it will always be much better to prepare homemade tomato purees and sauces, don’t forget to add olive oil and herbs, its medicinal benefits are tripled.



Tomato puree. / Photo: Pixabay


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Tomato puree. / Photo: Pixabay

5. Dehydrated fruit

Dried fruits are products in which its water content was removed and because of this it is a natural way all the sugars in the fruit are concentrated. The truth is that its consumption became popular and even recommended for its ability to increase energy levels and for being fruitHowever, it is important to monitor its consumption. They will never replace the consumption of fresh table fruit and being very rich in sugar, it is better to consume them only in special occasions and not as part of the diet. Just imagine: a fresh apple brings 60 calories and 100 grams of dried apples 365 calories.



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6. Flavored yogurt

Let’s not get confused: yogurt is considered one of the healthiest foods that exist. It stands out for its high content in proteins, vitamins, minerals and above all contains probiotics that are fundamental in good digestive and intestinal health, therefore it is related to the good functioning of the immune system. However, it is very important that we learn to select the variants that do provide us with their long list of benefits and skimmed and sweetened yogurt, it is not. They are versions of industrialized dairy products that do not contain the real contribution of healthy fats, minerals and proteins of a good yogurt, at the same time they are usually very rich in sugar, preservatives and additives. Opt for artisan and organic variants, such as unsweetened Greek yogurt.



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