So that the definition is clear

calories = energy

 

It is often denoted by the unit Kilocalorie (Kcal).

In some regions, the kilojoule (Kj) unit is used.

Where the 1 of the (Kj) = 4.184 of the (Kcal)

 

Both are units that measure the amount of energy in food

 

To make it more clear, food sources of energy are divided into 3 types, known as

 

Macronutrients

 

And each of them contains an amount of energy that the human body needs

 

To carry out his vital activities such as:

Brain              Heart            Kidneys

 

kidney

 

Or physical activities such as:

Walk                 Work             Training

  

 

 


Energy Sources Triangle  

 

Protein

 

 Each 1 gram of protein contains 4 calories 

As protein helps in the growth, strengthening, and maintenance of muscles

 

His best sources:

Meat                     Seeds                 Legumes

 

        

 

In health, protein must be taken from all these different sources and not from just one source


Carbohydrates

 1 gram of carbohydrates contains 4 calories 

It consists of two parts

Simple

It is fast-acting (absorption) and can be obtained from several natural and

 

Manufactured sources such as:

Fruits           -           Sweets          -  Processed drinks

 

  

 

Complex

It consists of two parts

1- Medium effect (Absorption) and can be obtained from:
Rice                      Bread                 Macaroni

 

      

 

2- Slow-acting (Absorption) and can be obtained from:
Beans                Lentils             Pumpkin 

        

 

And they may be the best option, as they keep you full for longer.

 

 


Fats

 Each 1 gram of fat contains 9 calories 

Most people think that fats are bad and should not be obtained in abundance; But in fact, this is not true, there are healthy and unhealthy fats. Healthy fats are necessary because the body needs them for vital processes. Unhealthy fats are the ones that cause health problems, and impede the necessary vital processes in the body.

 

Among the good fats are healthy for:

Hair                        Skin                   Nails

 

        

 

The best natural sources of fat are from:

Nuts            Fish           Olive Oil        Eggs

 

  

 

This was a short and simplified explanation of calories. We hope you liked it.

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