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Nutritional Nugget - What is a Calorie?


Food labels list Calories per serving. People talk about cutting Calories out of their diet. There are terms like "low cal" and "no cal" on snacks and other foods. But how much do you know about Calories?


There are no images of the structure of calorie. You cannot see a calorie under a microscope. A calorie is a unit of measure for thermal energy. Our food contains energy or "fuel" for our bodies in the form of nutrients. After digestion, our bodies use or store this energy.


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