Calories are listed in the nutritional information on all food packaging. Many weight loss programs center around reducing the intake of calories.
This MNT Knowledge Center article focuses on calories associated with food and drink, as well as the way the human body uses energy. MNT covers what a calorie is, how many calories humans need each day, and how to get calories in a way that benefits overall health.
- Calories are essential for human health. The key is consuming the right amount.
- Everyone requires different amounts of energy each day, depending on age, sex, size, and activity level.
- People in the United States consume more than 11 percent of their daily calories from fast food.
- Foods high in energy but low in nutritional value provide empty calories.
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