What are " empty calorie foods"? Can you name some I should stay away from and tell me why?
The term "Empty Calories" is used as a reference to food that provides no nutrient to the body. They do provide a lot of calories, but no nutrients are obtained from these calories. For example, Soda pops, drinks with high fructose corn syrup, candies etc. (make up of sugar and water) neither the sugar or the water provide any nutrient. The sugar just stays in the body and stores as fat.
mackyi is correct, and I'd add to that list the over-processed white foods that have very little nutrition even when the label reads "fortified with...." because whatever it's fortified with is such a tiny amount that it isn't helpful or nutritious. Also, alcoholic beverages are usually listed as being "empty calories" for much the same reason as soda pop, although the medical profession now claims that a single glass of red wine daily has health benefits due to the resveratrol (not sure if I spelled that correctly) it contains.
Potato chips are at the top of my list for empty calorie foods. Even the "healthy" ones are little more than a means to ingest way too much salt and fatty oils. Chips are my "guilty pleasure". I do pretty good at steering clear of the chip aisle, but about once a month I'll get the craving and then devour - make that INHALE - an entire bag or can of chips at one sitting. Pathetic. ;D
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