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Empty calories are foods that are high in calories but do not make your stomach feel full. Because these foods are often high in fat and sugar there are no health benefits to them.

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Calories from food like soda and ice cream are called?

Empty calories.


What are empty calories?

Empty calories are from food high in sugar and fat and don't have any nutritions!


An empty-calorie food is one that contains?

no calories


Describe what its meant by the term empty calories identify a food that contains empty calories and explain why empty calories do not support a nutritious diet?

Empty calories are calories that don't give your body any nutrition. An example is cake because it doesn't give your body any nutrition, but it is very caloric.


Food with very low nutritional value is called?

empty calories


How can a person have food to eat but still be malnourished?

Lack of nutrients ("empty calories") in the food. And there are many deficiencies, even in America.


Which food would have the lowest amount of nutrients?

Junk food would. It's just empty calories with no actual nutrition.


What food category contains empty calories?

Empty calories can exist in any food group. But usually they are found most commonly in dairy (high-fat), high-fat content meats, refined white grains and sugars, and especially in desserts.


What food offers few if any nutrients but does supply calories?

Sugar, which has 16 calories per teaspoon has no vitamins or minerals.


What is your empty-calorie allowance?

It is very easy to exceed your empty calorie allowance, even when making careful food choices. Fats are concentrated sources of calories.


What does the term empty calories mean?

An empty calories is a loose term that refers to a food / drink that contains calories of no nutritional value. In other words, all of the calories are not "good". They do not come from vitamins, minerlas, calcium, fiber, ect. Instead, most will come from sugars or fats, and the calories in general are not needed nor are they a help for the body.


Why do foods with empty calories have little nutritional value?

Because all those empty calories are sugar.

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