you count the calories you consume every day, itís important
to recognize when you might be filling your body with junk
food that provides no nutrients. And, as Jason Howland reports
in this Mayo Clinic Minute, many foods and beverages contain
everything you eat or drink has calories. But what are empty
calories are basically calories that donít have any added
nutritional value, like the vitamins and minerals that we need
for our body to function and grow," says Amber Bonsall, a
Mayo Clinic dietitian.
calorie is a unit of energy. Itís a way of measuring how
much energy your body gets from eating or drinking certain
foods and beverages. Too many calories in your diet,
especially empty ones, can lead to weight gain.
calories can be found in things like your candies and sodas,
so those things donít really add much to our life,"
those empty calories might make you feel full and satisfy your
cravings, theyíre doing more harm than good.
want to make sure that weíre having those foods that are
going to add those extra nutritional pieces to our body,"