One Ounce Of Fat (220 Calories) – A Closer Look
Note: This is a repost from October, 2015
This is roughly the amount of calories found in:
- 5 Mini Reese’s PB Cups
- 2 Fun Size KitKats
- 10 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
- 3 Fun Size Snickers Bars
- 3 Fun Size Twix Bars
- 4 Snack Size York Peppermint Patties
- 31 Pieces of Candy Corn
- 9 Tootsie Rolls
Candy vs. avocados
For comparison, some healthy foods, such as avocados, have high calories as well. One cup of avocado is equal to about 234 calories. However, unlike candy, whole foods such as avocados contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These fats are beneficial and healthy. Our bodies metabolize and use avocado calories differently than candy calories. It is much easier to use avocado calories for energy.
We also tend to feel more satiated after eating 230 calories from an avocado than after consuming 230 calories from candy. When we eat candy that has high amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients, we tend to feel less satiated and also crave more unhealthy fat and sugar. This creates a snowball effect which leads us to eat more. The overconsumption of unhealthy calories, preservatives, and artificial flavors then follows.
What do you think?
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When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.