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Content VS calories


What people often think of think they eat anything at all is the amount of calories, fat and carbohydrates the product contains. Merely watching calories and carbs you really say nothing about the product. Why? Read on 🙂


Calorie is a measure of the energy that we tend to associate with food. Calories describes the energy contained in the product. But just because that particular product you hold in your hand the contents around several hundred calories, does this then mean that the product is useless and unhealthy? NO! The calories you read is just a number. It tells you nothing about himself, and the product can be healthy even though it contains a lot of calories and it is here that people think it’s getting difficult.

Many people talk about to eat a certain number of calories each day, others say you should ignore it, some say calories means that the product or food is unhealthy others do not, so what is it that true?

People are so sick fixated on total calories today. They do not really care about what they eat really but just the calorie content is low, everything is okay. This is unfortunately not. The people need to stop doing is actually to ignore the calories at all because people do not know the difference between right and wrong calories. So how are we to know that the product you are holding in your hand is healthy? TOC! : D


Here on the table of contents, you can read a product without knowing what it’s for something you really holds 😉 Exactly the opposite of the calories. You may find out everything about the product is healthy or not when you actually read all of the ingredients contained in the product. For example, if the product contains a lot of preservatives, colorings, sugar, trans fats etc.

If you are inside of a detox period? Perfect! check for preservatives, dyes, surreglerande topics, etc. on the product’s contents!

Are you on a strict diet and do not want to use a product with sugar in your cooking? Check for sugar and sweeteners on the table of contents!

Want to watch the product contains lot of topics you do not normally eat? There is the table of contents! : D

Do you understand what I mean? The table of contents says it all while the calories just describes the energy of the actual content. Also read about how people are confused by the good and bad fats by reading the calories HERE!

If you have trouble understanding what all the names mean for a product, you can read this so I found written on the grid below:

The amount of energy that food provides. Measured either in calories (kcal) or joules (kJ).

The total amount of protein food contains measured in grams. Protein is essential for the body to grow and heal.

Starches and sugars known as carbohydrates and acts as fuel to the body. We should build our meals on starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, cereals, rice and pasta, and if possible, use whole grain varieties. The declaration shows how many carbohydrates there are in the product and on the line below shows the proportion of carbohydrates made up of sugar. To this amount counts naturally occurring sugars such as those present in fruit juices and milk plus sugars added during manufacture.

The declaration shows the total amount of fat contained in the product and the bottom row shows the amount of saturated fat. Fat contains more than twice as many calories per unit weight compared to carbohydrates and protein – are you eating too much would easily lead to you gaining weight. We all need some fat in our diet to maintain health, but we should try to reduce the intake of saturated fat. A high proportion of saturated fat in the diet can increase blood cholesterol levels, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease.

Dietary fiber
The total amount of dietary fiber product gives. Dietary fiber helps your digestive system to function well. The best way to ingest fiber is through the intake of such foods in which they naturally occur: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes. An average adult should get in the 18 – 35 g per day.

Another name for salt is sodium chloride. It’s the sodium in salt that can be harmful to health. Sodium is usually listed in the nutritional labeling. For some food down even salt but not all. To calculate the salinity of the sodium value is multiplied by 2.5.

And the rest of the information?
We understand that it is difficult to keep up with all the information on the tax returns. Do you want to be helped to understand the terms and help to concentrate on factors that are important to you then read on.

Calories from Fat
Each gram of fat provides 9 calories so you can figure out the total number of fat calories in the product obtained by multiplying the total number of fat grams by 9.

Saturated fat
Saturated fat, which usually occurs in meat, poultry, fish, pastries and tropical oils, increasing the risk of heart disease. Most experts recommend that only 10% of daily calories come from saturated fat.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
These are the “good” unsaturated fats that can protect your heart if consumed in place of foods containing saturated fats or trans fats. These fats are sometimes given in the declaration but there is no requirement for it. If the declaration does not specify more-or monounsaturated fats so you can calculate the amount of unsaturated fat by subtracting trans fats and saturated fats from the total fat content.

These constitute part of the total amount of carbohydrates but consisting of natural and added sugars per serving. Choose foods that are low in sugar compared to carbohydrates and dietary fiber.

Vitamins and minerals
Some nutrition labels show the amount of vitamins and minerals in the product, eg Vitamin C, folic acid and iron. This information need not be given under the law unless the manufacturer itself claims the product contains no vitamins or minerals, such as “Rich in vitamin C”.

The ingredient list includes all product ingredients are listed by weight in descending order.


So next time you go shopping, check the table of contents 😀

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