As you work to reach your nutrition goals, having knowledge about what you are eating goes a long way. Here’s a quick review of an important nutritional concept that’ll help you on the journey to making healthier choices.
Caloric density is a measure of how many calories are in a given food.
If a food has low caloric density, at any given weight or volume, the food has less calories. You can consume more of these foods without having a significant impact on your calorie consumption. If a food has high caloric density, at any given weight or volume, the food has more calories.
The primary differences between low-caloric density and high-caloric density foods are the amounts of water and fiber.
Low-caloric density foods contain more water and fiber than high-caloric density foods.
If the majority of your diet are foods that are low in caloric density, you will have a much easier time reaching your nutritional goals.
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Thanks for sharing this information Kenny. Understanding the plate method and staying away from processed foods makes even more sense when you know the reason why. This Caloric Density breakdown is helpful.