Health Articles - Empty Calories


  Empty Calories

Our body needs proper nutrition with all the nutrients in right amount. Empty calories usually provide only calories and are low in nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Mostly junk foods are filled with empty calories. Soda and carbonated beverages provide empty calories which are not good for health. Examples of foods containing empty calories are refined cereals, fried foods, chips, beer, wine, candy, cookies, pastries fried chicken etc. Empty calories are not fulfilling the hunger but still provide high calories, and leave hunger for the next diet. Empty calorie foods are not a good option for proper health.

Tips to avoid empty calories:

  • Avoid fried foods.
  • Avoid sweetened and canned drinks.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages.
  • Avoid refined cereals.


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