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September 2, 2019
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Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
Healthy Monday 9-3-19 Healthy Calories
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Monday, September 2, 2019

Healthy Calories vs Empty Calories: Empty calories are those that contain few nutrients compared to regular calories. They will still provide you with energy, but without the benefit of vitamins, minerals and fiber. As a result, when consumed in excess, empty calories can be attributed to weight gain, especially if you're not burning them off in your daily activities. Conversely, eating foods low in empty calories and high in nutrients will support a healthy weight, mind and body. But it is still important to be mindful of portion control because even eating too much low calorie foods can still cause weight gain. It's important to note that foods full of good calories may be considered high calorie, or high fat foods. However, the nutritional benefits of those calories far outweigh the high calorie count. For example, avocados are a high fat food, but are very nutrient dense. Learning about what foods contain empty calories may help you make smart diet choices in the future.