Calorie Content vs. Healthfulness

A professor of nutrition was quoted in a major newspaper saying that “when it comes to healthy eating, the key issue is calories;” that if two products have the same number of calories, there isn’t much difference in them nutritionally. 

If this were the case, then a 100 calorie serving of broccoli would be no better for you than a 100 calorie portion of cookies. Quality does count. All foods have calories, so it is important to choose those that provide more beneficial nutrients for the calories consumed. Of course, if all you are interested in is weight loss or gain, then calories are more important, but healthy eating is about much more than consuming an appropriate quantity of calories.

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