More than you think.  Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram compared to carbs and proteins, which yield 4 calories per gram.  Moreover, they are considered empty calories in the sense that they’re not used as a direct energy source and are therefore more likely to be converted to body fat.          …

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Are carrots high in sugar?

This has to be one of the biggest misconceptions.  The answer is simply NO!  This myth started when carrots were measured for their glycemic index.  They needed to use 11 pounds of carrots for this experiment to compare carrots with other carb-based foods.  So unless you have a great appetite for carrots (by the bushels!)…

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Does eating turkey cause sleepiness?

This is a large misconception.  Although turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid that is a precursor for serotonin production and is associated with causing sleepiness, it is more about the heavy meal and excessive carbs then the turkey that causes sleepiness. Speaking of which, did the scale go up for you this weekend? Happy…

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