As mentioned in our previous article about carrots, there are a lot of rumors circulating about the existence of so called negative calorie foods. This is what inspires questions such as ‘how many calories do you burn by eating an apple‘. It has been shown that even the very lowest energy vegetables, such as celery, provide 90% more energy than they require for metabolic processing. Apples are considerably higher in energy than celery, so we can tell straight away that you will not burn any calories by consuming them.
A small apple provides about 77 calories – based on a weight of 149 grams. A medium apple that weighs 182 g gives you about 95 kcal. A large apple, weighing in at 223 grams will supply about 115 calories.
Sweet fruits such as apples contain quite a lot of sugar. But don’t let this put you off too much, as the sugar you get from fruit is a lot less damaging than the sugar you get from processed foods, sweets, chocolates and junk food. Apples also contain quite a high amount of fibre, so you can consider them a cornerstone of your diet.