empty calories


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empty calories

Food that has little or no nutritional value. For example, Snacking on beer and potato chips makes for a lot of empty calories. [1960s]
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Sugary drinks are estimated to account for 20 percent of the nation's overweight problem and are the number one source of empty calories in children's diets.
Though empty calorie snacks like cookies or chips may seem like an indulgent treat, research has shown that consumers find cheese just as delicious as these typical vending machine options.
So next time you have a craving for a cool snack that isn't loaded with empty calories, but is nutritionally balanced, reach for a GOODBODY.
But sugar's empty calories and unsavory reputation aren't so great so many consumers, who refuse to buy foods that contain it.
Coffee, soda and caffeinated energy drinks are so often just empty calories.
Sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda and sweet teas, are the single largest contributor of calorie intake in Americans' diets and, with little or no nutritional value, are a major source of empty calories for children.
Along with a healthy diet and exercise, Slender is this year's essential and delicious weight management soda without empty calories.
That way, you're likely to blow only 250 empty calories and 13 grams of fat--five of them saturated or trans.
People are going to economize and as they save money on food they will be eating more empty calories or foods high in sugar, saturated fats and refined grains, which are cheaper.
Halloween parties and trick-or-treating can lead to lots of empty calories.
5 ounces of almonds or almond butter daily helped displace empty calories, and also impacted gut microbiota composition
No empty calories here--just fuel for a positive future.
But most people eat far too many carbs, in particular white processed ones (bread, rice, pasta etc), which are just empty calories.
Environmental researchers writing in the journal Nature predict, based on forecasts of income and current trends, that by 2050 the average diet will have fewer servings of fruits, vegetables, and plant protein and more pork, poultry, beef, eggs, dairy, fish, seafood, and empty calories.