Calorie content of food - the energy value of food products, expressed in calories (calories) or kilocalories (kcal). Caloric content is determined by the presence of unoxidized carbon and hydrogen atoms. The fat molecule contains more unoxidized carbon and hydrogen atoms than carbohydrates and proteins; 1 g of fat releases 9.3 kcal, 1 g of carbohydrates - 4.1 kcal, 1 g of protein - 4.1 kcal.
The number of calories a person needs is determined strictly individually, since it depends on a very large number of very diverse factors: gender, age, health, conditions and lifestyle, profession, climatic conditions, etc.
However, these recommendations are only of the most general nature. When compiling a diet, it is necessary to take into account not only the calorie content of products, but also their nutritional value: the presence of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to health, the way they are processed, glycemic indices, compatibility with other products, time and amount of consumption, etc.
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