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Doctor insights on: Pork Tamale Calorie Count

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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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What has more calories - roasted pork loin or chop?

Portion control: If they are the same weight and prepared in the same way and have equal fat, then they have equal amounts of calories. The trick is portion control and preparation to make them equal if that is the goal, and removing the fat and diminishing the portion size if weight control is an issue. ...Read more

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How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap? Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?

Varies: Number of calories would depend on the size of the wrap, and quantity and quality of the ingredients. Likely would have lower fat and less calories than the meat alternatives, but this also depends on quantity and quality of the meat. ...Read more

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Is pork meat healthy?

Relative: It's all relative. It's better than beef and not as healthy as tofu! ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

Is it true pork causes trichomonas?

No: The organism has to be transmitted sexually or from an infected water environment. ...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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Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Is it possible to be allergic to pork?

Yes: But from what i understand - pork allergies are rare. People may also be reacting to processing chemicals in the pork. ...Read more