The word calorie has become so common nowadays, that it is often heard everywhere.
Calories are an important requirement of our body, that provide energy. All the organs that function, run on calories. Without sufficient calories, no work can be performed.
Calories are obtained from food products and drinks. The intake of calories should be sufficient enough for our body to function properly and perform the daily activities. Consumption of calories in excess and not expending them, can lead to weight gain.
People today, are consuming huge number of calories, than ever before. This trend can be seen in many developed countries. What is more shocking is the fact that, the sharp increase in calorie intake, is combined with a steady decrease in physical activity.
Fast foods and sugar rich drinks are being consumed at a heavy rate. The size of servings in food chains and restaurants has increased, as individuals are loading themselves with more and more calories.
This alarming trends spells worst health disaster. Find out the shocking facts about calorie consumption in this infographic.