Calories !! We all see about this and its breakdown in all packaged food and beverage products. In the beginning I used to wonder, what it is and how many of us really check and consider this. I would like to share some info about Calories and amount of Calories in our food what we take everyday especially Indian foods.
Calories are nothing but unit of energy. We take Calories in the form of food and drink. To do our physical task everyday we need energy, so ultimately we need some amount of Calories everyday in our intake.
- 1 gm of Carbohydrate – 4 Calories.
- 1 gm of Protein – 4 Calories.
- 1 gm of Fat – 9 Calories.
The united nation, says an adult should consume 1800 Calories a day.
Water is an important substance to boost your metabolism and stay well hydrated. It has zero Calories. A study proven that drinking 2 liters of water could burn approximately 100 Calories.
I am basically from South India, so our breakfast, lunch and dinner is usually a big spread. We consume lots of oily food and carbohydrates because our ancestors and family members used to that kind of habits and it’s still continuing in our present family as well. After I got to know the amount of Calories I was consuming everyday. I was literally shocked. So many of us still not aware about this.
|Coffee with milk and sugar (180 ml)||30||7.14g||0.31g||0.14g|
|Black Coffee (brewed from grounds) (180 ml)||2||0g||0.28g||0.05g|
|Tea with milk and sugar (180 ml)||30||4.97g||0.93g||0.82g|
|Tea freshly brewed (180 ml)||2||0.71g||0g||0g|
|100% Natural Green tea||0||0g||0g||0g|
|1 Cup of whole milk||150||12g||8g||8g|
|1 Cup of reduced fat (2%) milk||130||12g||8g||5g|
|1 Cup of reduced fat (1%) milk||110||12g||8g||2.5g|
|1 Cup of nonfat skim milk||90||12g||8g||0g|
|1 Cup of Apple juice||117||28.97g||0.15g||0.27g|
|1 Cup of Orange juice||112||25.79g||1.74g||0.5g|
|1 Cup of Grape juice||154||37.85g||1.42g||0.2g|
|1 Cup of Mango juice||140||35g||0g||0g|
|1 Cup of Pineapple juice||132||32.18g||0.9g||0.3g|
|1 Cup of Pomegranate juice||154||38.94g||2.15g||0.68g|
|1 Cup of Lemon juice||61||21.06g||0.93g||0g|
|1 Cup of Sapota (chikku) milk shake||220||24g||5g||5g|
Note: All Calories and breakdown information are gathered from different web pages and it’s an approximate value.
In Part 2 post, I will come up with other solid and liquid foods. Stay in touch.
Eat healthy and Live happily 🙂