One Calorie (with an uppercase C) is also known as a ‘kilocalorie’ (1000 calories with a lower case c). This calculator coverts between Calories and kilojoules, where 1 Calorie equals 4.184 kilojoules, rounded to the nearest whole number.
This calculator has been reviewed by Bupa health professionals and is based on reputable sources of medical research. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical or other professional health advice.
Energy in food can be measured in calories or kilojoules. If you have a preference for one over the other use this tool to translate calories into kilojoules, or vice versa.
Why is this important?
Food provides the body energy for its functions, including internal and your day-to-day activities. Energy is measured in units of kilojoules or calories. By knowing the energy value of foods you can estimate how much you’re taking in to make sure you don’t consume more than you generally use.
A healthy, well-balanced diet has the right amount of energy for you, includes plenty of vegetables, along with fruit, lean proteins, grains and dairy, with a limited amount of salt, added sugar, and saturated fats.
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