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Doctor insights on: Dim Sum Calorie Count

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Are negative calories real?

Are negative calories real?

No, Neg Energy?: A calorie is a unit of energy, measured by using it to warm water within a calorimeter. Since calories refer to a unit of energy, a tiny unit of energy from a human perspective, existing vs. No longer existing relates to Einstein's theory of relativity: E=Mc2, meaning energy is uncongealed matter & matter is congealed energy, interchangeable with a gigantic equation constant. No negative energy. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Is "sweet n low" 0 calories?

Is "sweet n low" 0 calories?

Actually No!: The packets are marked as zero calories per lobbied federal rules which allow rounding up to 0.999 down to zero. Read the fine print ; you will see dextrose as 1st ingredient, a sugar (a "food nutrient" once absorbed); study: "sugar naming conventions". All sugars release energy when "burned" ; body can convert ; store them as fats. They are just less problematic than glucose & esp. fructose. ...Read more

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How much calories does frying adds?

How much calories does frying adds?

A LOT.: It depends on the food, but frying adds 50-300% to the calories of a dish. One of the worst examples is potatoes, with a single 300 gm baked potato at 278 calories vs. 300 gms of fried potatoes (chips, crisps, frites, French fries...all about the same), which contain 826 calories. That's 3X more! By the way, an American "calorie" is actually a kilocalorie, abbreviated 'kcal" in Europe. ...Read more

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What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

Zero or neg. calorie: Zero or negative calorie foods don’t lack calories, but they require more calories to digest than are consumed. Some examples include lettuce, onions, peppers, radish, spinach, turnips, zucchini, garlic, cucumbers, dandelions, endive, asparagus, beet roots, green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cress, leeks, green beans, grapefruits, cantaloupe, rhubarb & honeydew melon. ...Read more

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What amount of calories does pho have?

What amount of calories does pho have?

1 serving=3 cups: Beef pho with bean sprouts and noodles is 334 calories, 6 g fat, 15g protein and 55 g carbs (ouch.) Better to go with Viet hot&sour soup 206 calories, 18g carbs, 19g protein. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What quantity of calories should I eat?

What quantity of calories should I eat?

That depends on: Things like your height, current weight ; activity level. ...Read more

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Is 1025 calories going to ruin my diet?

Is 1025 calories going to ruin my diet?

Wrong approach: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Is 2000 calories a day too much to eat?

Is 2000 calories a day too much to eat?

Depends on wt/hgt: It depends on your bmi, based on your weight and height. 2000 cals seem to be average for an adult but depends on your bmi it is not too much for most adults. ...Read more

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How many calories are in a cup of chai?

How many calories are in a cup of chai?

What milk?: But not a great deal of difference, between 100-125 calories or so. ...Read more

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How many calories are in 1/4 cup of corn?

How many calories are in 1/4 cup of corn?

About 40: Approx 40 calories, but can vary. I assume you mean raw corn. Unpopped kernels for popcorn, 130 cals. Corn is considered a "whole grain" in either form. Be careful with added fat and salt. ...Read more

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