How do Calories work in your body

What is a calorie?

  1. either of two units of heat energy.

    • the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C (now usually defined as 4.1868 joules).

      noun: small calorie; plural noun: small calories

    • the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water through 1 °C, equal to one thousand small calories and often used to measure the energy value of foods.

      noun: large calorie; plural noun: large calories

Why do you need to eat calories/ how does your body use it?

How do you calculate calories?

amt. h2o x change in temperature.

Tf=50 degrees - ti = 30 degrees = 20 degrees

20ml x 5 = 100c

What is the difference between big C and little c?

What does it mean if a food is calorie dence vs. low calorie density foods?

What is an empty calorie?

  1. Empty Calories are the calories from solid fats and added sugars in foods and beverages. They add to total calories, but provide no vitamins or minerals. Preschoolers can have some "empty calories", but too many can fill them up without supplying the nutrients they need.