The death of the calorie: how the end-all of food units is outdated in pretty much any possible way

Our understanding of modern food is mostly based on a 1890 study which enshrined a relatively unknown unit – the calorie – as the best way to count food-related energy intake and expense.

The only issue? We’re still counting calories following that method, and it’s far from being the end-all answer it was made up to be.

Read the full article on 1843 – The Death of the calorie – it’ll change the way you shop.

“You absorb fewer calories eating toast that has been left to go cold, or
leftover spaghetti, than if they were freshly made. Scientists in Sri
Lanka discovered in 2015 that they could more than halve the calories
potentially absorbed from rice by adding coconut oil during cooking and
then cooling the rice.”


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