“Calories are often considered public enemy number one (particularly those watching their waistlines).

While it’s true that weight control is primarily a balance between the number of calories we consume versus the number of calories we burn, there’s a reason why there’s such a thing as a balanced diet: because the source of calories matters as much as the quantity. Calories can go from being an enemy to a friend, helping to provide you with the energy your body needs to not only survive, but to thrive.”


What makes the difference is the way the body uses calories depending on where they come from. Proteins rebuild damaged tissue by creating hormones and enzymes. In this way we help our body in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.


The Best Fruits and Vegetables for Winter


Winter has its sweet advantages. A cozy cold, movie afternoons, hot chocolate and capirotadas. But strangely enough, fresh food is rarely on the list. Although it may be a challenge, we recommend keeping your calorie source as healthy as possible. Here is a list of vegetables that are a source of calories, but also of fiber, vitamins and some minerals.




Great for flavoring anything from soup, to grain salads, to pasta, to meat, onions are a year-round cooking star.


Celery Root (Celeriac)


Although ugly on the outside, celery root is rich in fiber and vitamin C, with a rich subtle flavor. We recommend it in salads.




A kind of white carrot, something difficult to find. It is rich in vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Delicious in soups and broths.




Also known as purple cabbage or red chicory. Rich in vitamin K, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C.


Dark green leafy vegetables


Rich in vitamin C, A, E and K, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and antioxidants. They help lower cholesterol and protect your body against cancer. Do you find any reason not to accompany your dish with a delicious salad?


Google has it all


If you want to make a quick query about the calories you are consuming and you have a mobile device, it is not superfluous to enter Google. Just search for “Calories in Fruits” and a database with hundreds of fruits will be displayed, from which you can find out how many calories are contained in the grams that you indicate. This way you can give yourself a little help when you’re making your holiday shopping list.