Calories are units of energy which are found in all foods and are quite important to maintain the functions of the body. Any person who is conscious of his/her respective weight must be aware and alert of the calories present in each food item he/she eats. Each and every food contains different number of calories and even in the smallest of foods, a large amount of calories may be present. For those who wish to avoid high calorie foods, here’s a well detailed list of the same:
Animal fats such as fish oil, lard and tallow are high on the content of saturated fats and cholesterol. Infact they are low on all the other nutrients etc. The consumption of these animal fats must be kept under the bay as they there are about 45 calories in one teaspoon of these fats. This means that 1 cup of animal fat contains about 1849 calories in total.
Vegetable oils such as soybean, peanut, palm and olive oil also contain a large amount of calories. Avoid using Canola and Olive which are not hydrogenated. Vegetable oils provide 884 calories per 100 gram serving which means about 44 calories per teaspoon.
Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds are packed in with various vitamins, minerals, fibers and healthy fats. These foods make for great snack items but they come at a price. There are about 719 calories present in per 100 grams of pilinuts which are followed by macadamia nuts which contain 718 calories per 100 gram of serving.
Most of the salad dressing is packed with fats and oils. They have got a pretty bad reputation especially for dieters and this is because of the fact that they contain somewhere around 631 calories per 100 gram of serving.
Peanut butter is another food item which contains a lot of calories. In about 100 grams of this sandwich spread, there are 588 calories in total and this is quite a huge number of calories for this really tasty bread spread.
Junk foods such as candies and snacks too are known to have a large amount of calories. Most of the common junk food items contain about 560 calories in 100 gram serving size. Candy bars generally contain about 260 calories.
100 grams of pure baking chocolate usually contains about 501 calories in total and there are 661 calories in grated chocolate which fills one cup.