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The Importance of the Word “Calorie” in Society

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The word “calorie” is somewhat arbitrary.

We could just as easily use “joules” or some other unit of energy as the golden standard for food.

But “calories” won out as the standardized unit of measure for food quantity that most people know.

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Alykhan Gulamali

Alykhan Gulamali

Author of Calorie Counting Made Easy and The Effort Matrix. Over 4M views in health, finance, and productivity. Trying not to suck at life.