Many of us know that a Calorie isn’t a thing, but actually just a measurement of heat. In fact, they used to burn food and place it in water, and based on rise in temperature of the water, they could tell how many calories the food had. The idea that “a calorie is a calorie is a calorie” isn’t quite accurate.
Only 12% can accurately estimate the number of calories they should consume in a day someone their age, height, weight, and physical activity, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation. So what is it about calories that keeps us baffled? So here’s 5 things you should know about calories that you might not already.
5 Things You Should Know