Terminology What is a calorie?

A calorie is a unit for energy. All foods contain some amount of energy which we’ll compare in a value per 100 gram.

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A calorie is a unit for energy. All foods contain some amount of energy which we’ll compare in a value per 100 gram. A banana will get you 88 calories per 100 gram, while olive oil holds a staggering 884 calories per every 100 gram.

Your body transfers these calories from the food through your intestines to digest and consume that energy and to fuel bodily functions and physical activity.