Do you know low calorie foods? Let's dispel the false myths

Do you know low calorie foods? Let's dispel the false myths

La mozzarella cheese it is not a low-calorie food: a 'Caprese salad, prepared with 100 grams of mozzarella, 150 grams of tomatoes, 10 grams of extra virgin olive oil, basil and a pinch of salt, it contains about 370 Kcal and about 30 grams of fat.

It is evident that it is a very fresh and pleasant dish, especially in summer, but it actually has a calorific value equal to almost double that of a plate of raw ham and melon.

Know the foods thoroughly it is important to better evaluate them calorie and fat content.


Is olive oil low-calorie?

Olive oil is not a low-calorie condiment and contains no fewer calories than butter. At the same weight, it contains even more. But then why is it recommended over butter?

Because its composition, the quality of the fats and the properties make it a much healthier condiment.

In fact, extra virgin olive oil is also advisable for people who suffer from high cholesterol, but we must not overdo it as its caloric content is, in fact, high.


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Is raw cane sugar less caloric than white sugar?

Raw cane sugar has a similar calorie content to white sugar. Among other things, if it is not wholemeal, it is not even a better food from a nutritional point of view.

In that case, the beige color comes simply from the fact that it hasn't been bleached and it's not a healthy food, like white sugar.

In fact, it is raw cane sugar, when it's integral, is slightly less caloric than its more refined cousins; the reason why it is recommended, however, lies above all in the rich in vitamins and minerals, qualities that do not belong to white sugar or to non-whole raw sugar.


Are fruits low-calorie foods?

The different types of fruit have a very variable calorie content. For example, 100 grams of banana contain 65 Kcal, while 100 grams of watermelon only 15: seeing what difference? Let's take other examples, for each fruit the average calorific value per 100 grams of product is reported:

  • strawberries, 30 Kcal;
  • apricots, 28 Kcal;
  • ananas, 40 Kcal;
  • cachi, 60 Kcal;
  • oranges, 34 Kcal;
  • mandarins, 44 Kcal;
  • avocado, 230 Kcal;
  • cherries, 38 Kcal;
  • fresh coconut, 364 Kcal;
  • figs, 47 Kcal;
  • prickly pears, 55 Kcal;
  • kiwi, 40 Kcal;
  • mango, 53 Kcal;
  • mela golden e mela fuji, 43 Kcal;
  • quince, 26 Kcal;
  • black and red blueberries, 45 Kcal;
  • peaches and nectarines, 30 Kcal;
  • pears, from about 35 to 40 Kcal, depending on the type;
  • fresh grape, 60 Kcal;
  • nespole, 30 Kcal;
  • plums, 51 Kcal.

All types of fruit are healthy foods, but not all are low-calorie foods. The fruit, however, should be consumed daily and varied often, especially according to the season; knowing the calorie intake helps to better balance your daily diet.


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