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What Are Calories? How Many Do We Need? – MNT

When I started trying to eat healthy and control my weight, I found that counting calories was a very useful tool. It also happens to be quite easy to use now that I have a smart phone which is always with me. There are all kinds of apps that make calorie counting a snap to do. But, what are calories?

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This item from Medical News Today gives a useful answer.

A calorie is a unit of energy. In nutrition and everyday language, calories refer to energy consumption through eating and drinking and energy usage through physical activity. For example, an apple may have 80 calories, while a one mile walk may use up about 100 calories.

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Exercise to Burn off Soft Drink Calories

In case you have ever wondered how much exercise it would take to burn off something you were drinking, here is a graphic answer to your question.

Remember the sugar guideline. Every 4 grams of sugar equals one teaspoon.

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