Wednesday, 4 March 2015

CWP Fitness: Too thin? Gain weight Healthily with These Foods

 
Lastweek, Blog Reader Benita asked me to recommend foods that can help her sister gain weight, I actually replied her but then I realized that I keep preaching "How to loose weight" and forget that slim people like me may not really benefit from all that. So I decided to do a post on Foods that will help you gain weight, find them below....
1. Lean Red Meat
If you are trying to gain weight, enjoy some lean red meat. Steak contains a ton of protein and iron. But food experts warn that not all steak cuts are made equal. You want the fatty cuts where the meat is marbled. These cuts of meat will contain more calories, but they’ll also be way more delicious too! Look for rib-eye, t-bone, New York strip, and beef tenderloin. Red meat is high in cholesterol, so most food professionals don’t recommend it as part of a healthy diet more than a few times per week. Combining it with an unhealthy diet high in saturated fats could cause health effects.



2. Real Nut Butters
Natural peanut butter is packed with protein and fats, making it a great choice for people trying to gain weight the healthy way. One tablespoon contains around 100 calories and has 4 grams of protein. Real peanut butter is also high in folate, magnesium, vitamin E, and vitamin B3.
You can enjoy peanut butter mixed into oatmeal, topping a slice of whole grain bread, or as a dip for apples. When picking a brand of peanut butter, try to find varieties that are all natural, meaning they don’t have a ton of sugar and other ingredients added.

3. Whole Fat Milk
Dietitians say that one simple substitution you can make when trying to gain weight is swapping your skim milk for whole milk. It’s only 60 calories more a glass as the fat is left in. When you keep the fat in milk, the vitamins and nutrients stay in the solution. Whole milk is high in vitamin D and A.
Add whole milk where ever you would use skim, such as in oatmeal, cereal, sauces, or just as a glass of milk. If you enjoy milk in your coffee, you can also use cream here.

4. Tropical Fruit
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but tropical fruit can help you gain weight. Fruits like mango, papaya, bananas, and pineapple are amazing choices according to food experts. Why? They are full of natural sugars and can give you great energy.
Adding servings of fruit to your diet is a great and healthy way to gain weight.  If you find it difficult to eat enough fruits and vegetables in a day, try blending them to make a delicious smoothie.

5. Avocado 

These delicious green vegetables are an excellent way to add heart-healthy fats to your diet. One half of an avocado contains 140 calories, but also contain high levels of potassium, folic acid, and vitamin E. Avocado also are filled with B vitamins.
Enjoy avocado added to salads, cut up on meat, or even spread on toast. Mash half a ripe avocado onto bread and season with salt and pepper. Delicious!




 6. Whole Wheat Bread
Nutritionists say that eating healthy bread products is a great way to start gaining weight. If you’re adding bread to your diet, look for whole grains. While white bread is what we all grew up with, it’s not the best for your health. By refining the wheat so much, we strip the nutrients out of it.
Instead, opt for whole grain varieties. These contain a fiber and minerals that are missing in white bread. It will help you stay full for longer, and give you sustained energy.

7. Vegetable Oils

Nothing beats the taste of oil for cooking or in salad dressings. Extra virgin olive oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, and peanut oil are full of flavor and heart-healthy calories when enjoyed in moderation.
Plus, most oils are safe to use when cooking at high temperatures, unlike butter which will burn. Many vegetable based oils also have concentrated flavor, so you can use less when cooking.


8. Cheese
Cheese is one of North America’s favorite foods. And for good reason, you can add cheese into almost any dish. It has all the nutritional benefits of milk products, but most cheeses are high in fat, making it a good product to have if you are trying to gain weight.
Cheese comes in many delicious varieties, so pairing a cheese to your meal is a fun experience in moderation. Try goat cheese with eggs, Swiss with roasted chicken, and Parmesan on top of asparagus. On its own, cheese also makes a great snack because it’s high in protein.

9. Potatoes
One of the first things people cut when trying to lose weight are carbohydrates. Thus, add them back to your diet when you are trying to gain weight! The key is choosing carbohydrates that have nutritional value.
Potatoes are a great choice because they’re high in protein (really!), full of fiber, and contain a ton of vitamin C. Eat potatoes with the skin on for optimum nutrition. Once they’re peeled, the protein is cut in half. Also, you can mix it up with mini reds and sweet potatoes that pack more flavor that white potatoes.

10. Chocolates


High-cocoa chocolate contains compounds called polyphenols, which research shows may keep blood vessels dilated and help lower blood pressure. But before making a daily habit of the dark sweets, be mindful that along with cocoa comes saturated fat and sugar. “You may think it’s good for your heart, which it can be if eaten in moderation. But go overboard and you’ll get lots of calories that can pile on weight, which isn’t heart healthy at all,” Zuckerbrot says. Look for brands with the highest percentage of cocoa and opt for smaller packages versus the temptation of larger bars.



Credit: activebeat.com, mensfitness.com


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7 comments:

  1. Ok but shld b eating in right proportion to avoid overweight and obesity.

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    1. Oh! yes Maureen, I forgot to add that...thanks for the info darl

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  2. Very soon she will ask pat what to eat to shed excessive fat.i was very slim before, but since I started taking coke,eating late, I have gain so much weight, infact when people see me they have this surprise expression.
    My advice for the lady is if she is still single she should stop bothering her head about getting fat.cos she will be fat when married, all thanks to S**em

    Bolateethole.blogspot.com

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    1. So my dear friend, I should be patient?lolz

      Pat Tanx but that chocolate, wheat bread,avocado, red meat abi wetin you call am? , potato no go work cos am not a fan. I can eat them though but am not a fan.

      Lemme be patient maybe the fatness will come like Tito said

      Tanx for sharing though!!!b

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  3. I am slim and loving it.

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