For example, a Hostess twinkie (some people actually love these monstrosities) has no real substantial (or otherwise) nutritional value. Sorry to all you twinkie lovers out there, this is only my opinion (as far as the word monstrosities goes), I mean no disrespect.
When you hear people, doctors, or nutritionists talk about empty calorie foods they are usually talking about junk food and the like. Here are some examples...
- Cakes, cookies, pastries, and donuts (contain both solid fat and added sugars)
- Sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and fruit drinks (contain added sugars)
- Cheese (contains solid fat)
- Pizza (contains solid fat)
- Ice cream (contains both solid fat and added sugars)
- Sausages, hot dogs, bacon, and ribs (contain solid fat)
The food I consume is healthy and does my body good! (yes I get the pun..Milk, it does a body good) When I am in need of something sweet I'll have a Ghirardelli dark (72-74%) chocolate square. When I want pizza I make my own using a large tortilla baked in the oven til it's crispy...top with my favorite veggies, a meat substitute and soy cheese, and voilà (french pronunciation please) I have pizza too!
Okay, so soy cheese is probably considered, by some, an empty calorie food but it's my substitute for milk based cheese, and it works (tastes great on pizza or in something, not so great on it's own) for me. So in summary, eat less empty calorie foods like cake and twinkies and more nutritionally stacked foods like an apple or a salmon fillet.
Thanks so very much for stopping by, hugs and blessings.
What type of empty calorie foods do you like best?
What type of nutritionally stacked foods are your favorite?
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