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25 Interesting Facts About Calorie | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. The definition of a calorie is “the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C”.
  2. In nutrition, what we talk of as “calories” are really kilocalories enough energy to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water by 1°C.
  3. Calories in our diet come from fat, protein, carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates and protein contain 4 calories per gram.  Fat has a whopping 9 calories per gram.
  4. The average American in fact eats 300 more calories daily than in 1985. Eating 300 extra calories a day for a year will pile on about 15 kilograms .
  5. Obesity is the result of taking more calories than you consume. Extra calories are converted to body fat.
  6. Each pound of body fat stores roughly 3500 calories.
  7. If you would like to lose one pound per week, you would need to create a calorie shortage of 3500 calories per week or 500 calories per day .
  8. In general, an adult body needs at least 1000 to 1400 calories to have enough energy to fuel key organs like the brain, heart, and lungs. This minimum number of calories varies greatly depending on age, sex, weight, and muscle mass.  This much calories are needed just to survive. Any other extra activity requires additional calories.
  9. The Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps eats amazing 12,000 calories per day whilst training  that’s enough calories to feel ten sedentary office dieters!
  10. A male athlete typically consumes upwards of 7000 calories a day!
  11. Ideally, we should consume foods with a relatively high number of nutrients per calorie, or nutrient-dense foods.  Otherwise, we are eating “empty calories”.  Soft drinks are a good example of empty-calorie foods. Nutrient-dense foods include unprocessed food items, fruits, vegetables, etc.
  12. It is believed that one third of Americans are getting nearly half of their daily calories from junk food.
  13. 25 % of the calorie consumption in young adults come from sweetened beverages like soda.
  14. One serving of standard cola, such as Coke or Pepsi (12 oz.) , contains about 130 calories. Calorie breakdown: 0% fat, 99% carbs, 1% protein. These drinks pack a lot of calories for their volume, and bring with them no nutrition whatsoever.
  15. A 1.5-ounce serving of vodka, gin, whiskey, rum etc. supply roughly 100-calories.
  16. A 5-ounce serving of wine will also pack in about 100 calories.
  17. Beer will generally have 30 to 50 calories per 100 ml.
  18. Reducing intake of calories by just 100 calories a day can reduce the chances of developing Type II diabetis by half.
  19. Risk of heart disease is reduced by 1-2% for every 1% weight loss achieved.
  20. On an average , exercise machines overestimate calories burned by 20 percent.
  21. Two big slices of pizza gives about 1000 calories.
  22. There are no calories in tea or coffee . Calories come from milk and sugar that you add.
  23. New York restaurants are now legally obliged to display calorie counts on menus.
  24. Amazing Fact is that you burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV. The more you sleep, the more you burn calories.
  25. Laughing for just 15 minutes a day can burn 50 calories! That is the equivalent of 5 lbs a year.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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