At Revolution Training in Stamford, CT, we focus on individuals and each person’s goal. While a lot of people just want to lose weight and get into shape, some actually have a problem gaining weight that is just as frustrating. These people often eat junk food and avoid exercise in hopes of adding a few extra pounds. You don’t have to do that. In fact, it’s counterproductive to do that. There are healthy foods you can add to your diet, like these fruits for weight gain, which will aid you in reaching your goals.
When you think of fruit and weight gain, bananas are often the first that come to mind.
There’s really no food in particular that will make you gain weight. It’s all about caloric input and output. If you eat 3500 more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight. However, bananas are both nutritious and easy to combine with high calorie additions like nut butter. They contain vitamin B6, manganese, protein, fiber and micronutrients that aid in digestion, like resistant starch. They’re also easy to carry with you.
Coconuts are a fruit and their meat is high in healthy fat.
You don’t normally think of coconut as a fruit, but it is. Each ounce of coconut contains a gram of protein, 9.4 grams of fat, 4.3 grams of carbs, fiber, manganese, phosphorus, copper, selenium and other minerals. It can be combined with other higher calorie foods, like dipping in dark chocolate. You can also add it to smoothies, fruit salads and even stir-fry to increase the calorie count.
Another fruit that doesn’t seem like a fruit is the calorie dense avocado.
A half an avocado has 161 calories. That means it’s calorie dense. It offers two grams of protein, 15 grams of healthy fat and 8.6 grams of carbs. It contains many nutrients like vitamin K, folate, potassium, vitamins, C, B5 and B6. You can slice them on salads to add more calories, make a dip, use as an alternative to butter for toast or slice and top them with hot sauce as a side dish for extra calories.
- Cube a mango and top it with goat cheese for a delicious treat. You can even sprinkle on nuts and coconut to add calories. A cup of mango contains 99 calories, vitamin C, A, E and several B vitamins.
- If you want to gain weight without feeling full, take the water out of fruit and then eat the fruit. Dried fruit is energy dense, meaning it’s high in calories. It contains all the nutrients the fresh fruit contains.
- You’ll get more calories per serving by drinking the juice. Fruit juice contains no fiber, so one serving is also higher in calories. No matter what type of fruit, you won’t feel as full drinking a glass of juice compared to eating the fruit.
- Tamarinds aren’t found in everyone’s kitchen or even at every grocery. They’re tropical and used in cooking and even in Worcestershire sauce. It’s rich in nutrients, but also extremely high in calories.
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