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How Much Daily Activity You Need to Burn off 9 Healthy (But High-Calorie) Foods

March 22, 2018 in Blogs

By Luke Doyle, AlterNet

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Some of the most common healthy foods are also highly caloric.


A healthy lifestyle is fueled by nutrient-rich foods that give your body the energy it needs. But some of these foods come with high calorie counts, and the “healthy” label doesn't mean it's okay to consume unlimited amounts of them.

Keep your calorie count in check by moderating your serving size. And for those days when you really need an indulgence? Dial up the activity level to burn off that excess energy.

1. Packaged fruit and nut mix

A favorite of those with an active lifestyle, fruit and nut mix offers fat for sustenance and protein for muscle repair. The varieties are almost endless, but calorie-counters beware: pre-packaged bags are often heavy in calories.

Homemade versions are a delicious and a healthier option—unless you’re moving house, in which case you’ll burn those calories and then some.

2. Sultanas (raisins)

Though essentially just dried-out grapes, the concentration of sugars makes sultanas relatively high in calories compared to their less wrinkled cousins. In fact, you can have twice as many grapes for half the calories.

Or eat a full serving of sultanas and erase the guilt by tidying the house and giving the floor a good mop.

3. Hummus

A delicious Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, garlic, tahini and lemon juice, hummus has a guaranteed place in fridges and on dinner party tables. As delicious as it is, it’s also relatively caloric.

But there’s good news: if you can’t keep it to a couple tablespoons, you can work off those extra calories with some garden landscaping.

4. Canned coconut milk

Coconut milk gives authentic taste to curries and stews and is a delicious non-dairy base for …read more

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