This is an awesome article. When I read the title, I immediately thought “Yeah, we all know about micronutrients. Thanks.” But your points about bioavailability and how calories are calculated versus how food is actually processed in our bodies are very important.

I still think ‘calorie counting’ is a useful tool for people with specific weight loss/gain goals. Your analysis here offers an extra tier of sophistication we ought to consider.

Corporate accountant and former auditor with degrees in philosophy and accounting.

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