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Caloric Content Of Cherries
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
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
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
I know oil roasting of nuts increases fat & calorie amt & thus is unhealthy.But iam wondering if oil roasting decreases nutritional benefits of nuts??
Yes: With the exception of meat, most food is most nutritious in its raw or steamed form as many nutrients are heat-sensitive. ...Read more
How many calories are there in this nutritional drink called 'boost? Manufactured by glaxosmithkline
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
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
Cooked brown rice and it says every 1/4 cup is 160 I made 1/2 cup so it's 360 the rice doubled in size to 2 cups did the calories increase too??
Calories=cooked: Measure the product after it is cooked for accurate calorie information. Cooking only adds water, btw, it doesn't affect the nutritional value. If you use parboiled rice or parboil it yourself, the glycemic index goes down a bit (the extent to which your blood sugar rises), which is a good thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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