Calorie is a measurement of energy. In other words, ‘unit of energy’. When we eat food, the amount of energy contained in them will be used by our body to conduct various body functions. This energy is called ‘food energy’ and can be measured in calories.
Our body needs energy to function properly. The source of energy for us is the food we eat. What happens when we consume lot of high energy food and the amount of calorie intake is more than our body can burn, the extra energy is converted to fat and stored in the body for later use. What will happen if we keep consuming more and more calories than our body could burn? They will be stored mostly as fat and our body weight and size will increase over time.
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Fruits usually contain few calories in comparison to most other types food we eat. Below is a list of lowest calorie fruits we have prepared, to help those who want to lose weight and looking to cut down the amount of calories in their diet. The portion size considered is ‘one cup’ of the given fruit.
1. Apricots : One of the lowest calorie fruits with little over 30 calories. Apricots contain ‘beta-cryptoxanthinm’ which can help reduce risk of colon cancer.
2. Cranberries : Contains only 44 calories per cup. Rich in fiber and has low amounts of sugar.
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Are you trying to gain size, gain muscle or reduce body weight? Depending on your primary goal, the amount of calories you consume daily should change.
How many calories should I consume daily?
Two of the main reasons for many people to become overweight are, eating too many calories and lack of daily exercise or activity.
The primary goal of this website is to help you lose weight. Therefor, in this article, we will discuss about ‘how many calories you should consume daily, if you are trying to lose body fat’.
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How about some nicely fried bacon with scrambled eggs and bread for breakfast? Yummy.. but lets take a look at some nutrition facts about bacon first.
Calories in a Slice of Bacon
- 1 slice of raw bacon has about 135-140 calories
- A slice of cured and pan-fried bacon contains 42 calories
- A slice of baked bacon contains 44 calories
As you can notice bacon is not very high in calories. About 60%-70% calories in bacon comes from the fat. Only a small amount of calories come form carbohydrates and a smaller amount from protein in bacon. For people suffering from cholesterol problems, it’s better not to have bacon as a part of their diet.
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Most of us like tea and always enjoy a cup of good tea. Let’s find answers to the following question asked by one of our website visitors..
How many calories in a cup of tea?
This is a tricky question to answer. I had to ask several people I know and read some online documents to verify certain facts. Final answer is below.
If you consider only tea, that is without sugar or milk, a cup of tea will have will have zero (0) calories. Adding milk, sugar, cream or any other sweetener will add calories to your cup of tea. The amount of calories added will depend on the type of milk/sugar added and the quantity.
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Salmon Steak can be prepared in several ways. The amount of calories in salmon steak can change depending on how you prepare them.
One of the most common methods used in cooking salmon steak is described below, and 100g of steak prepared this way will have about 200 calories in it.
Method used :
Leave the salmon on a medium-hot grill with the skin on, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. You could use some olive oil to brush the skin-side of the salmon before you place them on the grill. Open the cover and if you see any of the pieces are getting grilled faster than others, slowly move them to a cooler part of the grill. Continue cooking for 6-7 more minutes.
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Question : How Many Calories in a Bagel With Cream Cheese
Answer : Between 255 and 260 calories are present in an average size (hand-sized) Bagel With Cream Cheese.
More Information on Bagels
As we all know a bagel is a ring-shaped bread product. The Russian version of the bagel is called ‘bubliks’ and it is much larger in size compared to what we get in USA and Europe. The name ‘bagel’ has originated from the word “beugal” which means bow or bale. Bagels were introduced to the United States by immigrant Jews according to Wikipedia.
Olives are grown as a fruit mostly in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean parts. I’ve tasted marinated green and black olives and they can be a good side dish if you like the taste. Olives are also used in the production of olive oil, which is used mainly as a cooking oil.
Olives are known as a rich source of monounsaturated fat. In addition, olives contain dietary fiber, iron and Vitamin E.
How Many Calories In Olives
Every 100g of olives contain 115 calories.
We will be publishing an article on ‘Calories and health benefits of olive oil‘ with our next website update.
Vodka has no carbohydrates, fat or protein. The energy in vodka comes purely from the alcohol content in it as vodka is made of ethanol and water (flavorings and impurities can be present). Its a known fact that 1g of alcohol contains more calories than a gram of carbs or protein.
The table below will give you data on calories in vodka. When mixed with orange juice, coke or any other drink, these values will change.
Calories in Vodka
In a single jigger (about 1.5 fluid oz.)
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- 100 proof – 124
- 94 proof – 116
Popcorn is a popular snack which is usually available in few different flavors. The air-popped version with no additives has low calories, low fat and is high in fiber, making it a good healthy snack which could fit into your weight-loss diet. In addition to the low calorie and sugar values, air-popped popcorn does not contain any sodium or sugar.
Calories In Popcorn
100 g of air-popped popcorn with no additives contains about 380 Calories. In addition, contains 75g of Carbohydrates, 15g of Dietary fiber. 4g of Fat and 12g of Protein. Popcorn also contains Iron, Vitamins B1 and B2.
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Most of my favorite seafood recipes contains shrimp. Consumption of shrimp is considered healthy, regardless of the high cholesterol values they contain, due to the ability of improving LDL to HDL cholesterol ratio in human body, helping the circulatory system. Shrimps are rich in protein, calcium, iodine and also high in vitamin B12.
Calories in shrimp
3 oz. of steamed shrimp contains about 80 calories. The amount of calories in same quantity of fried shrimp will be more than double the amount of calories steamed shrimps contain. This is mainly due the the fatty oils used in the frying process.
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Calories in Almonds :
100 grams or 3.5 oz of Almonds contains 578 calories
Other Nutritional values per 100 grams of almonds :
Contains 20g of carbohydrates, 22g of protein, 51g of fat, 5g of sugars, 12g of dietary fiber and various vitamins and minerals including vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Iron.
Did you know?
- Almonds are mixed with milk and served hot as a dessert in China.
- Almonds are considered as a nutritive for nervous system and brain in Ayurveda.
- Almonds, for some people may cause allergy
Question : How many calories in sugar?
A short answer to this question would be,
1) 100 grams of granulated white sugar contains about 395 calories.
2) Same quantity of brow sugar contains less calories and the amount is about 370.
Two weeks ago we published a detailed report on ‘Nutritional Values Of Sugar‘. Please read it for more information.
Chinese food is delicious. Very few will disagree on that. Mixed seafood noodles, beef in black bean sauce, sweet & sour pork.., mouth watering indeed. I personally love em.. But when it comes to calories, Chinese food may not be the best option if you are trying to lose weight.
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Also known as ‘Coke‘, this world famous carbonated soft drink is sold in over 200 countries and consumed by over a billion people everyday. It is almost impossible to find a hotel or restaurant not selling Coca-Cola anywhere in the world.
Main ingredients used in the production of Coca-Cola are carbonated water, caffeine, sugar, caramel and other natural flavorings. Like any other carbonated drink, excessive consumption of coke can be harmful, specially for the children.
According to the Coca-Cola UK company website, a 250 ml serving of coke contains 105 calories, 26.5 g of sugar and zero fat. A 330 ml Can of Coke contains 142 calories.
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We all love chocolates. Regardless of your age, unless you are suffering with conditions like diabetes, you will most definitely enjoy having anything with the chocolate flavor, any time of the day.
There are various types of chocolates in the market. Sweet chocolate, Milk chocolate, Dark Chocolate and White chocolate are some of the popular varieties among these.
What about calories and other nutrients in chocolates?
Lets take a look at nutrition values of 1 bar of Milk Chocolate with almonds.
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What can be considered as ‘fast food‘?
A short answer would be,
“A food with a fast preparing time that can be served quickly..”
While any meal you prepare at home very quickly can also be considered as ‘fast food’, we use this term typically to describe the food items sold in restaurants/stores which has fast preparation time and served to us in a package form if we want it for take-away.
Good examples for such restaurants/stores would be Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.
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Question : How Many Calories In Pita Bread?
There are about 80 calories in a small pita bread.
The large (6-1/2″ dia), contains about 200 calories.
Empty calories are calories with almost no nutritional value. In other words, calories present in foods high in energy but has poor nutritional values. The perfect example can be alcohol, rich in energy, loading you with unwanted calories, and lacking in vitamins, minerals or any other vital nutrients.
As empty calories will always cause you to gain weight, it is essential to cut down foods with empty calories if you are trying to lose weight. You can achieve your wight loss goals by having a balanced diet with adequate amount of vitamins and minerals. In order to do so, replace the empty-calorie foods with fruits and vegetables which are nutrient-dense foods. Every Dietitian we know recommend this.
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Ever wondered how many calories you eat with your favorite Christmas Dinner?
Take a look at the list below.
Roast turkey (90g) = 149 calories, 4g fat
Roast potatoes (85g) = 127 calories, 4g fat
Stuffing (100g) = 231 calories, 15g fat
Bread sauce (45g) = 42 calories, 1g fat
Roast parsnips (90g) = 102 calories, 6g fat
Boiled carrots = 14 calories, 0g fat
Boiled brussels = 32 calories, 1g fat
Gravy (50g) = 17 calories, 1g fat
Cranberry sauce (30g) = 45 calories, 0g fat
Pork sausage (20g) = 62 calories, 5g fat
Bacon (40g) = 135 calories, 11g fat
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