Is a Calorie a Calorie?
What nutrients accompany a calorie is most important.
The term “empty calories” refers to calories found in foods containing little or no nutrients - like some sugary drinks and highly processed foods that can increase inflammation (which is associated with dis-ease). Empty calories leave our brain, microbiome and cells starved of what they need. We need protein, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins & minerals, and pure water.
Too many empty calories create cravings for more...
The benefit is that many nutrient dense foods are low in calories.
Nutritious Calories supply our bodies with an array of nutrients and provide great benefits to overall health. A nutrient dense diet reduces cravings for highly addictive food products.
Overall, we need to look at where our calories are coming from before we count them.
Remember this, if a comes from a plant it’s good, if it was made in a plant - not so good.