Which Calories Are the Worst?

Not all calories are metabolized equally, which can have an impact on bodyweight and overall health.

Calories from fructose:

  • Lead to higher levels of ghrelin, the appetite increasing hormone.

Calories from refined carbohydrates:

  • Elevate blood sugar faster.
  • Increase cravings.

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Calories from high glycemic foods:

  • May lead to overeating & weight gain.

Calories from protein:

  • Have been found to have the greatest impact on increasing satiety & reducing appetite.

Choosing your calories from a variety of whole, unprocessed foods rich in fiber, lean protein, & plant-based fats may be the best way to promote health & weight loss.

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