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Calories
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    absorption, amino, calorie, cystic, fibrosis, glycerol, kilocalorie, school-age, supervise, glucose, difficulty, fatty, carbohydrate, probably, lifestyle, definition
     content words:    Watching TV


Calories
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     You've probably heard someone at a party comment that a cake was loaded with calories. Maybe you've heard that someone was counting his or her calories when he or she was on a diet. Did you ever stop and wonder what a calorie really was?
 
2     A calorie is a unit of measurement. When you think of measurement, you probably think of how tall someone is or how long a piece of furniture is. A calorie, however, does not measure weight or length. Instead, it is used to measure energy.
 
3     The technical definition of a calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius. Day-to-day, it is used in the context of food. However, it can be used on anything containing energy. In fact, for those who want to be technical about it, a Calorie of food is actually equal to 1,000 real calories in the scientific sense. However, in food, people have gotten used to using the term calorie instead of kilocalorie.

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