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Calories or Kilocalories?

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We say an apple has 50 calories but we write it 50 kcal (kilocalories). That's strange, isn't it? You don't understand it either?   But explanation is quite simple. The word calorie represents different definitions for energy. Very simplified it goes like this: There are two different types of calories: - "small" calorie (cal) is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1°C. - "big" calorie (Cal - capital C), this is the one usually used with food, is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram...

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Why chia seeds help lose weight?

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Chia seeds are an amazing food and there is a reason why they are called THE superfood. Here, we present you 8 facts why chia seeds can help you lose weight. 1.    Chia seeds have low glycemic index, they regulate blood sugar level and thus the appetite. Remember how you get hungry and without energy if your blood sugar level drops after big and sweet meal. 2.    They are rich with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. With all that they help to control craving for food. Particularly craving for sweet food and carbohydrates can result in deficiency of certain vitamins in...

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