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Calorie comprehension

Calories are a numerical measurement of the energy found in food and drinks. Consuming too many of them can lead to high blood pressure. Eating or drinking more calories than your body uses can result in the storage of excess body fat. If this becomes a regular habit, weight gain will likely ensue.

CALORIE NEEDS:

  • MEN – 2500kcal for healthy weight maintenance
  • WOMEN- 2000 kcal for healthy weight maintenance

CALORIES AND ENERGY

Calories play a role in keeping your organs healthy. The energy they provide the body is what fuels your movement, walking, running, and even breathing. Staying at a healthy weight means not putting more energy (calories) into your body than you use through regular activity. This is why exercise helps in weight loss as more calories (energy) are used up.

CHECK YOUR LABELS

Knowledge is power. When you know the amount of calories you’re putting into your body, weight maintenance and health are in your control. Calorie content can be found on the back of most labels at the grocery store. Calories are measured in “kcals” (kilocalories) and kJ (short for kilojoules). Calories are given numerically by portion size. A small bag of chips, for example, might say (250 kcal per half the bag). Keep track of portion size to keep good track of your calorie consumption.

HOW DO YOU BURN CALORIES?

This depends on factors like your age, size, level of health etc. The more strenuous the exercise you’re doing, the more calories you are likely to burn. Consistent daily exercise while consuming less calories than you burn can result in weight loss and help you avoid high blood pressure symptoms.

Weekly meal: Hypertension and diabetes

Menu Week 1 to 12

Weekly meal: Hypertension

Menu Week 1 to 12

Quiz – Vitamins and minerals

Which fat-soluble vitamin has a fundamental role in fixing calcium on bones?

Quiz – Lipids and cardiovascular disorders

Which of these oils contain a lot of omega 3?

Quiz – Lifestyle

Can sleep influence cardiovascular health?

Quiz – Microbiota

Microbiota play an important role in health.

Quiz – Cooking and food

Which of these foods is not a vegetable?

Mind and mood: Nutrition and common misconceptions

CHOCOLATE is good for MORALE

Mind and mood: 3 golden rules for meals

Remember that eating is not necessarily a solitary

Nutrition and good mood go together

Today, the link between food and health is well-established. Our brain, like all our organs

Microbiota: microorganisms that want you to feel good!

Enthusiasm for microbiota is growing among scientists and consumers alike.

Superfoods: your new nutritional allies?

Superfoods are the focus of numerous articles and recipes in the press and social media. Why is there such an interest?

Fats: which ones, why and where?

Fats, fatty acids, lipids... Whatever their name, they are macronutrients provided by our diet and are essential for the proper functioning of the body, just like proteins and carbohydrates.

The vegan trend

In recent years, the number of people who have decided to adopt a diet that reduces or eliminates meat consumption has increased dramatically.

All about sugar

It is commonly known that we should limit our sugar intake, but it is also important to realize that we all need sugar for the normal functioning of our body, even people with diabetes.

3 good reasons to cook in season

By choosing to consume products that respect the rhythm of the seasons

How to reduce your salt intake

Where salt is concerned (but not just salt), the less the better! The WHO recommends limiting consumption to 5 to 6 g per day

Sugar reduction tips

Every time of day is the right time for reducing sugar. Below are some tips for effectively cutting back on the sweet stuff at breakfast, dinner and dessert. Doing so can have great effects on your blood pressure.

Beverages and health

A key component of good health is avoiding drinks that are loaded with sugar, like pop and hot chocolate.

7 tips to save money on food

Don’t shop when you’re hungry

Calorie comprehension

Calories are a numerical measurement of the energy found in food and drinks.

All about salt

Salt isn’t just an additive in a glass jar on your dinner table. In fact, it can be found in many of the foods you eat every single day.

Ways to reduce fat intake

Fat is important to your diet. Aside from being a vital energy source, it protects your organs, absorbs vitamins and is one of the building blocks of your cells.

8 tips for healthier eating

Starchy carbs are a good supplement for your meals

How sugar affects your health

Sugar can cause weight gain, tooth decay and symptoms of high blood pressure. Adults and children typically over-consume “free sugars”.

Facts on fat

A certain amount of fat content is necessary for any diet. Fat contains essential fatty acids, which the human body is actually composed of.

10 snacks under 100 calories

Are you looking for a heart-healthy snack under 100 calories? Try one of these snack options next time you’re feeling hungry.

Salt reduction tips

Both when cooking or eating out at restaurants, there are plenty of little tricks that you can employ to reduce your salt intake and lower your chances of developing symptoms of high blood pressure.