caloric source

caloric source

A colloquial term for any artificial or natural food, e.g., amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, or proteins.
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With this measure the Secretary of State said that "the young people, in whom these soft drinks are a very relevant caloric source, are consuming less".
As nutrients, lipids are a concentrated caloric source. They provide essential fatty acids and are a solvent and absorption vehicle for fat-soluble vitamins and other nutrients.
Within a time (minutes, hours and days) frame, we collected all caloric sources continuously, digitally checked for errors in data from our devices, corrected them and day by day enriched our experience with more precise and highly accurate nutritional measurements and evaluations.