We try to eat right, but we still feel tired, without energy, and our immune system is weakened. This often occurs when our food is low in important vitamins and minerals and consume "empty calories."

While food micronutrients to have almost no caloric value, they are just as important as dietary macronutrients because of their function to produce hormones enzymes and other substances that are essential for proper growth and development.

performed for six years study around the world, Dr. Jason Calton and his wife Mira Calton found that modern practices, international distribution of food, more technical agricultureand food processing, create foods full of empty calories - calories deprived of any real nutritional value.

Inspired by this problem, they publish the book " Empty Calories ", in which they try to "open" people's eyes about the quality of food and how they affect our lifestyle and our body.


In the book, the Calton family theorizes that micronutrient deficiency is a pandemic and is the cause of most of today's serious health conditions, including obesity, heart disease and cancer.

One of the questions they ask themselves and their readers is " Are healthy foods really useful ?" However, the answer is not as easy as we would like.

The presence of two acids in some of the most useful foods robs our body of the nutrients we need. The soluble fiber found in foods helps lower cholesterol. They bind (or chelate) to cholesterol-like compounds in the digestive tract, blocking their absorption into the bloodstream. However, in addition to fiber, these foods contain other components, phytates (phytic acid) and oxalates (oxalic acid), which act similarly to fiber, but they do not bind to cholesterol and block the absorption of micronutrients. Phytates and oxalates are associated with certain vitamins and minerals and remove them from the body ...

The book "Empty Calories" by Dr. Jason Calton and Myra Calton was published in Bulgaria by Krgozor Publishing House.