Joule Content of Various Foods

It is very handy to know which foods are high in calories and which are low. The non-dangerous ones are in green (no restrictions) and the medium ones are in amber. This can serve as a useful guide in choosing which foods you should be eating, if you are trying to lose weight.

Recent studies in the USA and Australia have strongly confirmed increased longevity and a lowering rate of many major diseases through following a vegetarian diet. We include the food values of meats, poultry and fish in the table, not as an endorsement of their use, but as a service to all readers.

Remember, a vegetarian diet is a very healthy routine to follow. I have been, by choice, a lifelong vegetarian, and have never felt better! Also, please note that the color index to the table refers to weight only—high-kilojoule foods colored red are deemed to be “dangerous” in terms of weight increase, the non-dangerous ones (weight-wise) are in green. This does not refer to other aspects of the food. We know today that food that is high in animal fats, has too much egg yolk or certain crustaceans, are high in cholesterol content, and if eaten in large amounts may have an adverse effect on the blood vessels and heart.