Energy (Calories)

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Calories, the energy we gain from food, is used constantly for our daily activities and even at rest.
However, if we consume more energy than what is required, this excess energy is stored as fat and it will lead to weight gain.

Here’s a list of nutrients that contribute energy:

1g of carbohydrate 4 kcal
1g of protein 4 kcal
1g of fat 9 kcal
1g of alcohol 7 kcal

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