About Calories in Toppings and Syrups
Calories in Toppings and Syrup
Maple syrup contains about 55 calories per tablespoon. Butterscotch topping contains about 70 calories per tablespoon, as does hot fudge or chocolate topping. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of different types of toppings and syrup, click the foods below.
If you want to lose weight, toppings are not a good food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as they have a high calorie-content and a high GI value. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of toppings and/or syrups. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Understanding diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Toppings/Syrups
Calorie savings tip: If you want to reduce your calorie intake because you are on a weight loss diet plan, the best way is to check food labels and choose toppings with less fat/sugar. Also, remember that all physical exercise workouts help to increase energy-expenditure and thus allows you to eat higher-calorie types of topping with less risk of weight gain.
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