It’s all about Calories: You must know them

Posted by Kaloree1 | January 4, 2016 | Fitness

Scientifically, one calorie is used for two units of energy. For food energy, we use kilojoule as the SI unit of food energy, but we commonly use Calorie. Still, calorie is not widely understood.

The ones trying to eliminate extra kilograms find it difficult to count calories. People often do not care about counting calories, but it serves useful for maintaining the ideal body weight.

The basic unit of energy present in all foods, Calories, are useful for maintaining the body’s vital functions and metabolism. The correct quantity of calories a person needs depends on elements like their age, gender and lean muscle mass. Consuming too many calories causes a person to become overweight and obese, increasing their chances of heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer.

Eating fewer calories for an extended period of time might cause a person to become underweight, thus weakening immunity, muscle atrophy and in some cases, even organ failure.  The Percent Daily Values for calories for an adult is 2000 calories.

A high-calorie meal is required by a person with certain health conditions that multiply their body’s preference for calories. Some of these ill conditions include pregnancy, cancer, HIV, AIDS, wounds and malnutrition. This sort of diet is also advised after a strenuous surgery or an illness. The supplementary calorie intake helps in gaining weight and acquire increased quantities of energy.

Nowadays, the calorie content of all the products are varied. Some well-known brands offer low-calorie or calorie free options of the daily staple foods like rice, pasta and others, most of the portions of calories can be slashed if the food is prepared fresh and hot at home by yourself. For healthier options of sweeteners, Kaloree1 will be your most favoured companion at all times.

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