What Are Calories?


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Chris ???? answered
Calories are a unit of measurement for the amount of energy that is released from upon oxidation by the body. Also the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius at 1 atmospheric pressure

On the nutrition facts label are the measure (amount) of energy in a serving of food. For example, there are about 110 calories in 1 cup(8 fluid ounces) of orange juice.

Calories are units by which energy is measured. One calorie is equal to the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water 1 degree C.

The energy supplied by the foods we eat is measured in calories. Calories are units of energy contained in the food and drink we consume. Calories are either burned to consume energy or, if surplus to requirements, stored as fat.

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Kathy Castillo answered
A calorie is a unit that is used to measure energy in the human body.

The actual word Calorie has a French base. It is derived from the French word Calor which means hot or heat.

When many people think of calories, they think of obesity or fat people. Many doctors recommend that by losing calories each day, that one will lose weight. Losing or burning calories is the same thing as burning or using the bodies stored energy. So, losing calories may or may not cause one to lose weight. It depends on how the body burns or uses the calories. Each individual person has a different metabolism.

So, in a short definition, a calorie is a unit of measure that is use to determine how much energy is being used in the human body.

All food contains calories. The more food one eats, the more calories they take in.
Penny Kay Profile
Penny Kay answered
It is like a unit of energy available to run a machine. It is the amount of energy expended by the intake and consumption of food.
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Anonymous answered
Calories are a unit of energy. The number of calories in food is a measure of how much energy food has.
Jacob Bilden Profile
Jacob Bilden answered
The small calorie or gram calorie approximates the energy
needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 °C. This is about 4.184 joules.

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