Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just because it's "healthy"...

We all know there are some foods that are good for you, like avocado, walnuts, almonds, and extra virgin olive oil. Even though they pack a healthy punch, they pack a high in fat and caloric punch as well.
It is important to realize that you may have to forego these healthy foods, and find others to replace them if you're trying to lose weight. If you're just maintaing a healthy lifestyle, consume these superfoods in moderation.
When you're in the weight-loss phase, you have to pay special attention to food labeled healthy, because true, they're healthy, but eating a serving of an avocado is how many calories I would spend on lunch! Be creative with finding other options to attain omega 3 and 6!
Serving: 1 cup cubed
Calories: 240
Fat: 22 g.
High in Vitamin K, Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids (which are critical for heart health)
Substitutes for weight loss: Broccoli, Organic Eggs (some say high in Omega 3's on the label), Soybeans, Spinach and Salmon; all of which are much lower in fat and calories

Serving: 1/4 c.
Calories: 164
Fat: 16 g.
High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Substitutes: Same as Avocado

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