Zero Or Negative Calorie Food For Weight Loss

Zero or negative calorie food are generally high in fibre and water content and are hence highly beneficial for your overall health and fitness. Though in reality, there is nothing called negative or zero calorie food, there are food that use more energy to digest than they add to the body. These food cause negative caloric effect on the body meaning, that the calories burnt by chewing, digesting, absorbing nutrientsand eliminating the food is greater than those contained in the food itself. Food with high fibre and water are usually low in calories and their digestion requires more energy and calories

Celery

  • 100 grams celery has 16 calories
  • Your body utilises much more energy to digest it

Cucumber

  • Cucumber has 16 calories per 100 grams. Cucumbers are full of minerals, vitamins and electrolytes and are extremely hydrating
  • It is also known as the classic cooking food which helps maintain the body’s water balance on hot days

Tomato

  • Contains 19 calories per 100 grams
  • Tomatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, potassium and vitamin C
  • They also contain lycopene, an antioxidant known to protect the skin from harmful UV rays
  • Tomatoes can also prove effective in lowering your cholesterol levels

Cabbage

  • Contains 21 calories per 100 grams
  • Cabbage is loaded with fibre, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • Cabbage diet became very popularafter participants in a weight loss TV show lost a lot of weight following it
  • This diet is however, not recommended by the experts

Watermelons

  • Contains 30 calories per 100 grams
  • Watermelons are rich in lycopene which can help protect the heart
  • The citrulline in the rind and flesh of watermelon can alsoensure smooth blood flow and enhanced immunity

Green vegetables and gourd

  • 14-24 calories per 100 grams
  • Richest source of antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • These are packed with fibre and are low in calories
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals, these boost immunity and metabolism

Carrots

  • 41 calories per 100 grams
  • These are low in chlolesterol and saturated fats which can work wonders if you happen to be struggling with hypertension issues
  • Along with being a good source of dietary fibre, carrots are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and potassium

Apples

  • 30 calories per 100 grams
  • Apples are rich in fibre
  • Apples are high in pectin, a type of soluble fibre that encourages weight loss
  • It releases sugar gradually  to help regulate the body’s blood sugar
  • Fibre present in apples also provides relief from constipation

Broccoli

  • 34 calories per 100 grams
  • Broccoli is ranked highest among superfoods
  • It is packed with fibres and antioxidants and studies have shown that it may contain some anti cancer properties

Beetroot

  • 36 calories per 100 grams
  • Beets are packed with esential vitamins, minerals and many plant compounds
  • Some of these compounds have medicinal properties

Is consuming negative calorie food safe

  • As per experts, these food may lead to rapid weight loss of upto two pounds
  • But this rate of weight loss is unsafe and dangerous
  • The negative calorie diet is not considered a healthy way to lose weight
  • Instead, it is considered to be an unhealthy, fad diet that may contribute to the cycle of weight loss and gain known as ‘yo-yo’ dieting
  • Out recommendation is that you include all these food in the diet but continue following a healthy and balanced diet
  • Include whole grains, pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds in your diet as per the season

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