Empty Calories

by Ceci Hernandez and Jay Hamp

What are empty calories?

Empty calories are mainly calories from solid fats and/or added sugars. Basically, any food(s), or drink(s) that contain caloris that are NOT beneficial to your health. Narrowing it down to food that is all around you.

What are examples of food(s), drink(s) containing 'Empty Calories'?

  • Cakes, cupcakes, cookies. (Any dessert)
  • Pizza
  • Hamburgers
  • Chips
  • Chocolate milk
  • Fountain drinks (Soda)

WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF FOOD(S), DRINK(S) THAT DO NOT CONTAIN 'EMPTY CALORIES'?

  • unsweetened foods
  • fat-free milk
  • baked chicken breasts
  • fruits
  • water

Frequently asked questions about ''Empty Calories'

  • Is Sugar responsible for empty calories? (Yes, and no. Due to it being a form of frucose and glucose, and no because they are sometimes consumed with foods that are nutritious.)
  • Does a non vegan teenager consume more empty calories compared to a vegan teenager? (yes.)
  • Is there anyway to avoid empty calories? (Maintaining a healthy diet.)