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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If you find yourself snacking on empty calories or low-nutritious foods, like chips, snack foods, cookies, etc.
The researchers found that, as incomes increased between 1961 and 2009, people consumed more meat protein, empty calories and total calories per person.
Consumers are looking for ways to add protein to their diets but many of the current options are full of empty calories.
He spotlights the need for time to enable the journalist and consumer to ponder news content, rather than popping the empty calories of the not-always-correct, 24-hour news cycle.
With a trio of vignettes in each half-hour, the show is fast-paced, fun and voyeuristic: the pay-cable equivalent of empty calories, while mirroring what's become a pretty saturated basic-cable subgenre.
Do we truly think we can nourish our bodies and stay healthy by consuming products from sick animals and empty calories from highly processed foods?
Sugary drinks - including soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit juice with added sugar - are a big source of empty calories in kids' diets and a big contributor to the obesity crisis.
At Elli, we believe in using simple ingredients to create nutritious foods that fill you up without the empty calories of added sugars.
For example, Nutella also has a lot of energy but they are all empty calories," she said.
Some are good sources of nutrients and fiber, while others are primarily sources of empty calories.
There are many gummy, sugary fruit flavoured candies available in the market that may interest your child's palate but are considered really bad for toddlers as these include large amount of sugar which only gives empty calories.
Alcohol contains empty calories and sugary foods do too, so keep these to a minimum as much as you possibly can.
Sugar is what we call empty calories and it contains calories without any nutrients, and it can have a significant impact on health.
Choosing water as an alternative to the empty calories in soda is a good idea.
HOLIDAY COCKTAILS ALCOHOL is high in empty calories, plays havoc with your blood-sugar balance, triggers cravings and lowers your resolve to eat healthily.