Nutrition Myths

Tag - calories

Calories

There are two definitions of the calorie: Nutritional definition: a calorie is a unit of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1°C (33.8°F). It is referred as large Calorie with capital C (Cal), or kilocalorie (kcal)...

Energy nutrients breakdown

Energy nutrients generate different amounts of energy in the body. Alcohol, although not considered as a nutrient is also included in the following table since it generates substantial amount of calories.

How many calories in fiber?

How many calories are in fiber?

Scientists have shown that an accurate measure for dietary fiber is 2 calories per gram of energy. This was adopted by most countries as a standard, except the U.S that still assigns 4 calories per gram of energy.