Quinoa, avocado and chickpeas are highly sought after

  High price ≠ high nutrition, don’t be superstitious about internet celebrity food

  In recent years, quinoa, avocado and chickpeas, these three foods have become popular on the Internet because they have been labeled as "super foods". Many bloggers and big Vs are in Amway, saying that they have high nutritional value and eat It helps to lose weight and gain muscle, especially suitable for fitness people.

As a result, the prices of these three Internet celebrity foods have been rising year by year, far higher than similar products.

  So, are the above-mentioned internet celebrity foods sought after by fitness people really more nutritious than ordinary foods?

Can it have the effect of reducing fat and increasing muscle?

In this regard, a reporter from Science and Technology Daily interviewed relevant experts.

Not suitable for long-term large amounts of food, non-mainstream weight loss food

  Regarding whether quinoa, avocado, and chickpeas are really suitable for fitness people, Pan Fu, a senior fitness coach with 14 years of experience, said in an interview with a reporter from Science and Technology Daily that the diet of fitness people depends on their fitness goals, which usually include weight loss and gain. muscle.

  Pan Fu said that the general requirement of the daily diet for weight-loss people is low-calorie, and only when the calorie intake is less than the calorie expenditure, a calorie deficit can be achieved to achieve the goal of weight loss.

The dietary principles of muscle building training are high carbohydrate, high protein and multi-nutrient.

  "According to the fitness goals of these two groups of people, quinoa is a staple food that is very suitable for weight loss. Its dietary fiber, protein, and trace element content are relatively high. It is comparable to staple foods such as oats and whole wheat bread. It is also a good choice for those who need it. Chickpeas are a type of soy product suitable for weight loss and are good for protein supplementation. Avocados have little effect on weight loss. It is recommended to consume 1 to 2 a week." Pan Fu believes that there is no It is necessary to deify quinoa, avocado and chickpeas, and eating them in large quantities for a long time is not good for health.

Food should be matched with one another. No matter how high the nutrients of a food is, it is not recommended to consume large amounts for a long time. The types of diet should be as rich and varied as possible, and it is best to change the food intake frequently.

  "At present, these three foods are not mainstream diet foods or muscle-building foods in the fitness industry." Pan Fu introduced that the nutrients of fitness foods mainly include carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. Wheat bread and other coarse grains; high-quality protein comes from beef, chicken and deep-sea fish; fresh vegetables are recommended for dietary fiber and vitamins. In addition, some soybeans and their products can be supplemented.

Compared with similar foods, the nutritional value is hard to compare

  Compared with other ordinary foods of the same kind, is the nutritional value of these online celebrities really high?

  "Quinoa, avocado, and chickpeas, these three foods are uncommon foods in our country. They are new resource foods. Because of their high prices, they are high-end ingredients." Professor Zhang Yong of Chongqing Medical University told Science and Technology Daily reporters .

  Zhang Yong said that in judging the nutritional value of food, it is usually compared with similar foods or with substituted foods.

  "The objects that can be compared with quinoa are grains and beans. The nutritional value of quinoa is between the two, not as good as beans. Avocado is a fruit food. Compared with ordinary fruits, it contains more fat and more Less sugar. Chickpeas are beans, and their nutritional content is not much different from ordinary beans." Zhang Yong reminded that the nutritional value of the above three foods is difficult to distinguish from their similar foods, so there is no need to separate them. Which has higher nutritional value and which has lower nutritional value, they can all be part of a healthy diet.

  In addition, there are many parents who use quinoa, avocado, and chickpeas as raw materials for baby food supplements. Are they really suitable?

Which people are not suitable to eat these 3 foods?

  Zhang Yong said that for most people, there is no problem in eating the above three foods, and it is okay to give children an appropriate amount as a complementary food.

"Quinoa and chickpeas can partially replace traditional staple foods, improve the single structure of staple foods, and are beneficial to health. Because avocados contain more fat, eating more can easily lead to excess energy, which is not suitable for people who need to control their weight." He said .