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What are calories
We all need the energy to work, breathe, digest food, and for every single little thing which our body does. That energy’s unit is called a calorie.
It is of two types, they are calorie(kilocalorie), small calorie(gram-calorie).
The amount of energy required to increase 1 degree celsius temperature of 1 gram water is called small calorie or gram-calorie. The amount of energy required to increase the 1-degree Celsius temperature of 1 kilogram of water is called calorie or kilocalorie or food calorie.
Our body organs functions due to calories. We get calories from the macro elements of the foods that we consume like protein, carbohydrate, fats.
|Macronutrients||Calories per gram|
|1 Gram Protein||4 Kilocalories|
|1 Gram Carbohydrate||4 Kilocalories|
|1 Gram Fat||9.3 Kilocalories|
An average man needs 2500 kilocalories and woman needs 2000 kilocalories per day. When you consume more calories than your body needs then your body saves those extra calories which causes weight gain. Like that when you consume fewer calories than your body needs, then your body collects those needed calories by breaking down body muscles and fats. Which makes weight loss.
Average Calories present in a fruit
|Fruit Name||Calories per fruit|
|Blackberries (100 gm)||28 KCAL|
|Grapes (100 gm)||20 KCAL|
|Cherries (100 gm)||40 KCAL|