Empty Calories Food List
out the empty calories food list below. You will see that some foods
such as sodas and alcoholic beverages are considered to be completely
nothing but empty calories. Other foods such as butter, cream, cream
cheese, margarine may as well be considered totally empty of calories.
What do I mean about "empty calorie?"
Define Empty Calories
you left off the empty calories you would not be missing out on
vitamins, fibre, phytochemicals or any of foods other benefits.
Empty Calories of Alcohol and Fat
research of Alcohol reveals that one drink a day can have health
benefits. Of course these recent studies also go on to report that more
than 3 alcoholic drinks a day can be very harmful to your health.
Likewise, some fat is essential to heath. It is suggested that we get
about a tablespoon (3 teaspoons) per day. The point of empty
calories is that we need no sugar, corn syrup, alcohol or saturuated
fat to live healthy, and that too much of these foods is bad for us.
Just try to eliminate these foods from your diets.
Calculating Empty Calories
most foods not containing alcohol one can calculate how many empty
calories a food has. First look at the nutritional label. First find
out how many grams of sugar there are in a serving. (The total number
of calories will be about 4 times the number of grams.) Next look at
how many calories from fat. Add the total calories from fats and sugars
to get the total number of empty calories.
also divide the empty calories by the total number of calories to see
what percent of the food is in the form of empty calories. The lower
the better. Really question any food that is 20% or more of empty
Location Location Location
are some places in the world where high fat high sugar foods would be
concidered health foods. When you are starrving, the sugar is great,
and in some parts of the world a shortage of fat in the diet causes
children to have developmental problems. Some fat is extremely
important for the healthy growth and development of children.
have an aunt who lived to be 113 years old. One of my
favorite stories about her is that when she was in her youth (80's and
90's) she would take her exercise by walking about a mile....to the
Krispy Kreme donut shop. she would eat one donut and walk home.
The key here is one. If there is any point I would
like to get across in the website...it is ....all things in moderation.
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