Energy density corresponds to the amount of energy, or calories, that’s present in a specific ‘weight’ of food.
At Arise, we use a system that helps our users understand the energy density of their food, offering them the tools they need to make more informed choices.
- Food with a high amount of water and fiber usually has low energy density, and corresponds to a ‘green dot’.
- Food with a high amount of sugar, fat and starch has high energy density, and corresponds to a ‘red dot’.
- Food that’s somewhere in between corresponds to an ‘orange dot’.
Eating primarily ‘green foods’, helps our users to feel satisfied without being tempted to surpass their daily calorie limit.
‘Orange foods’ are often very nutritious, so they play an important role in a balanced diet.
Because we believe in losing weight without restrictions, we also encourage our users to eat a small amount of ‘red foods’.