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What is SDA value of food?

What is SDA value of food?

Specific dynamic action (SDA), also known as thermic effect of food (TEF) or dietary induced thermogenesis (DIT), is the amount of energy expenditure above the basal metabolic rate due to the cost of processing food for use and storage.

Is TEF real?

The thermic effect of food (TEF) is one of the many ways our bodies use energy throughout the day. 1 Along with the TEF, there's also a thermic effect of exercise and our basal metabolic rate. All of these make up our total energy expenditure.