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Doctor insights on: Caloric Content Of Cherries

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Please explain what foods are high in calories but low in nutritional value?

Please explain what foods are high in calories but low in nutritional value?

Most man made foods: I always have the same answer for this question. Eat God made food and leave the man made food alone ...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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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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How can certain foods be so low in calories? Does it mean they don't offer much nutritional value?

How can certain foods be so low in calories?  Does it mean they don't offer much nutritional value?

Nutrient density: Calories come from fats, carbs and protein. Fats have more calories per gram so low-fat food has lower calories. Nutritional value comes from those but also vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients. Some high calorie-foods like sodas & fries have almost no nutritional value while foods like kale, mushrooms & berries are very low in calories but dense in nutrients. Indeed, such foods are the healthiest! ...Read more

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How many calories are there in this nutritional drink called 'boost? Manufactured by glaxosmithkline

How many calories are there in this nutritional drink called 'boost? Manufactured by glaxosmithkline

Read the label: This information should be marked on the label on the back of the bottle, if you read it. Information i found online shows that each bottle of the "original" formula contains 240 calories. This could differ by specific product. ...Read more

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Is there any nutritional value to burning stored fat in our bodies if we have calorie deficit?

Is there any nutritional value to burning stored fat in our bodies if we have calorie deficit?

9 calories per gram: When you burn stored fat, it yields about 9 calories per gram of fat burned. It is important to not starve but maintain a certain base level intake of protein and carbohydrates as using fats alone will cause acidosis and other metabolic problems. ...Read more

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How many calories is in one cup of cubed papaya? I see 90 calories 62 calories and 55? Which one is the truth ?

How many calories is in one cup of cubed papaya? I see 90 calories 62 calories and 55? Which one is the truth ?

Maybe they all are: One must ask, "How much cubed papaya is in one cup?" If she assumes one cup is always an 8-ounce cup, there still remains a variable or two. So, what are the variables? One is the size of the cubes... the smaller the cubes, the more papaya and the less air space will be in the cup (thus more calories). Another variable may be the type of papaya such as the variety, ripeness, water content, etc... ...Read more

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I measured one cup of raw onions (67 calories ) and then grilled them without oil will the calories change cause they're cooked?

I measured one cup of raw onions (67 calories ) and then grilled them without oil will the calories change cause they're cooked?

No: I would you encourage you to not count your calories to such detail. Counting calories to this detail is a sign of an eating disorder, and starting at your age could mean a life-long struggle. Please message me if you have more questions/concerns, and I encourage you to speak to others as well. ...Read more