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Be Calorie Conscious

  1. 1. ==== ====For Great Weight Loss Tips Check this ====The word calorie is quite a common word.Ice cream is loaded with calories or watch your calories to lose weight, Count the calories andso on...But, when people talk about the calories in food, what do they exactly mean? Lets find out.A calorie is a unit of measurement - a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100calories, its a way of describing how much energy your body would be able to generate fromeating or drinking it.Are Calories always Bad for You?Calories arent bad for us at all. Our body needs calories for energy. But eating too many calories -and not burning enough of them off through activity - can certainly lead to weight gain. Hence, theneed to know which foods have how many calories or in other words, which food will provide youwith how much energy to the body.Most foods and drinks contain calories. Some foods, such as ice berg lettuce, contain lesscalories. (A cup of shredded lettuce has less than 10 calories.) While other foods, like roastedpeanuts, contain a lot of calories. (A half of a cup of peanuts has approx. 427 calories.)Simple measurements and their meanings-1 kilo joule(kj) = 1000 joules1 kilo calories = 1000 gram calories1 calorie = 4.18 kj1 g fat= 9 cal=38 kj1 g carbohydrate= 4 cal= 17 KJ1 g of protein = 4 Cal = 17 kJThe above means that if you know how many grams of each nutrient (read fats, proteins or carbs)are in a food, you can easily calculate the total calories. You would multiply the number of gramsby the number of calories in a gram of that food component.For example, if a serving of french fries (about 10 fries) has 10 grams of fat then this implies that10gms of fat x 9 calories per gram = 90 calories are from fat. Simple!We should ideally aim for eating a healthy, balanced diet that provides us with the right number ofcalories - not too many and also not even too few!
  2. 2. Calorie counterThe calorie counter or chart given on this page makes calorie counting simple for foods likevegetables, fruits, cereals, breads and milk products. You can use this chart to know the caloriesin your favorite vegetable, fruit or cereals and make your own low calorie recipe.Calorie Counting Chart:Know the calorie content of various food items.Calories in Fruits per 100 GramsThe values are in Calories. Multiply by 4.18 to get values in kJ.Apple56Pear190Banana95Chickoo94Cherries70Dates281Grapes 45Guava66Kiwi Fruit45Guava49Lychies61Mangoes70Orange53Orange juice 100ml47Papaya32Peach50Pears51Pineapple46Plums56Strawberries77Watermelon26Pomegranate77Watermelon16Calories in Vegetables per 100 GramsBroccoli25Brinjal24Cabbage45Carrot48Cauliflower30Fenugreek (Methi)49French beans26
  3. 3. Lettuce21Mushroom18Onion50Peas93Potato97Spinach 100g 26Spinach 1 leaf 2Spinach 1 bunch 78Tomato21Tomato juice 100ml22Calories in Cereals per 100 GramsBajra360Maize flour355Rice325Wheat flour341Calories in Breads per piece1 medium chappati1191 slice white bread601 paratha (no filling)280Calories in Milk & Milk Products per cupButter 100gms.750Buttermilk19Cheese315Cream 100gms.210Ghee 100gms910Milk Buffalo 115Milk Cow 100Milk Skimmed 45Calories in Other ItemsSugar 1 tbsp48Honey 1 tbsp90Coconut water 100 ml25Coffee40Tea30Be calorie conscious but not only about the number of calories in your diet. Whats much moreimportant than the number of calories is the quality of the calories or the source of the calories inyour plan i.e.- whether you get 300 calories from a can of cola or a chicken sandwich.
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