Calorie

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The calorie is a pre-SI unit of energy, most common in heat.

It is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of one gram of water by one Kelvin.

When on a food label, the term "calorie" refers to kilocalories, or 1000 calories.

For a layman, calories are the parameters of your energy consumption. Think of them like the gasoline in your car. But unlike the car, our body stores the excess gas for long. The reaction to the calorie depends on which macronutrient did that calorie came from.[1]

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  1. Pareek, Rahul C. "Understanding the basics of calories". The Calorie Concious. Retrieved 2020-08-11.