Empty Calorie Foods
What You Need to Know About
"Empty Calorie Foods."
- Empty calorie foods are
foods that contain little, if any, diet nutrition. "Empty calories"
means calories with very little else - no vitamins, minerals or other
micro-nutrients like phyto-chemicals (plant nutrients).
- The most common empty-calorie
foods are table sugar and ethanol (the kind of alcohol found
in beer, wine, and spirits). By themselves, sugar and ethanol give you
calories but zero nutrients. The best examples of empty-calorie food
products are probably regular carbonated soft drinks, hard candies,
cotton candy and candy bars without nuts.
- If you want to lose weight,
it's not a good idea to "spend" valuable calories from your
calorie-allowance on these empty-calorie foods. High sugar foods won't
keep you satisfied, they may lead to food cravings and even bingeing.
For calorie details of 2500
Foods, see Calories