We have all heard it before; if you want to lose weight you have to burn calories. But what is a Calorie?
Calories is defined as a unit of heat, it comes from the Latin word calor meaning "heat". A calorie is the amount of energy, or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Calorie is a unit used to measure energy which is not only subjected to food. Calories can be used to measure the energy produced by anything.
Example of Real Calories (Energy)
According to common understanding, calories should be consumed in moderations to avoid obesity. This is confusing because energy cannot make anyone obese. Ironically the foods that contain the lowest amount of energy are those that are considered to be the highest in calories. Foods types, such as flesh, starches and sugar. To make it even more confusing for the consumers, they make highlights of food having less calories as if it is an actual benefit. In simpler terms, they are saying, “these foods are good for you because they have less energy (calories)”. It would make sense to consume things that provides more energy. But that is the confusing language they use when honesty is detrimental to profit.
If calorie is a unit that measures energy then obviously, it is not the calories that are being measured in these foods. It is the fat that is in the junk food that makes people obese, not calories (energy). Fruits and vegetables contain more energy (calories) than any junk food but will never make someone obese. This confirms that the argument about calories is inconsistent and is not really about calories, it is about the fat content within the food.
Example of Weak Calories (Energy)
Electricity is the source of energy for the human body. This is why the natural diet is highly recommended. The electricity that is needed for the human body to function is obtained through this diet. From the electrocytes that are in the natural fruits, grains and vegetables. Electrocytes are the cells that produce electricity which provides the necessary energy the body needs.