Weight & Calorie Tips

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Weight & Calorie Tips

Let’s End the Confusion

 

1.      CALORIES:

Q.     What is a calorie, and how are calorie counts computer?

A.   t’s a unit of measure for the energy in food.  First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1 degree Celsius. 

Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat


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