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Zero calorie foods to help you lose weight

Zero calorie or negative calorie foods is that they contain such a small amount of calories that the energy you expend eating them cancels out their calories

Each of these foods has fewer than 50 calories per 100 gram serving.

  1. Oranges

Oranges are widely known for their Vitamin C, but they’re also low in calories compared to other fruits. Whether or not you expend the total number of calories while eating oranges is debatable, but the point of eating foods this low in calorie is not to cancel out the calories, but to keep your total caloric load for the day lower than normal.

Total calories per 100g serving: 47

 

  1. Lemons

nice to know that you can use them as much as you want and you won’t be putting much of a strain on your total calories consumed in a day. That’s why lemons are great for flavoring up a glass of water, or sprinkling on top of fish and other foods to give them a bit of zest.

Total calories per 100g serving: 29

 

3.Mushrooms

No matter which mushroom you choose to go with, the chances are it’s going to be low in calories. These fungi just don’t know how to be high in calories, so you don’t have to worry when using them in a recipe, or sauteing them as a side dish. Even the big, popular portabella mushroom is low in calories, having only 22 of them in a 100 gram serving.

Total calories per 100g serving of mushrooms: 38

 

  1. Watermelon

Watermelon has a low number of calories, despite being so naturally sweet. This has to be the sweetest food on our list, while still ranking considerably low in calories. Watermelon is able to boost your metabolism, just don’t go overboard on portion sizes.

Total calories per 100g serving: 31

 

  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the superfoods you can eat, and it’s only fitting that they come in low on the calorie radar. The lycopene they contain helps prevent cancer, and staves off heart disease, so you’re doing yourself a favor each time you eat it.

Total calories per 100g serving: 17

 

  1. Grapefruit
    Grapefruit is often pegged as diet food, a title it deserves seeing how it has been shown to rev up a sluggish metabolism, and is recommended to heart patients after surgery. Fruits in general tend to have more calories than vegetables, but they often bring a preferred flavor to the table as well.

 Total calories per 100g serving: 42

 

  1. Kale

You simply need to  start eating more kale, that’s how good it is for you. And on top of all of the protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients it provides, it manages to keep its calories down, so it’s nothing but beneficial to you.

Total calories per 100g serving: 49

 

  1. Apples

The “apple a day” adage seems to hold water, with apples containing plenty of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This is no forbidden fruit, and should be used as part of a calorie conscious diet to make sure that you’re not exceeding your daily allotment.

Total calories per 100g serving: 52

 

  1. Carrots

Eating carrots to protect your eyesight is a good idea, but is just one reason to eat them. They’re also a low glycemic food, so they can help you manage your blood glucose levels, and they are an all natural diuretic, so they can help rid your body of excess sodium and retained water. They’re also an anti-inflammatory food so they can be used to help treat inflammation in the body.

Total calories per 100g serving: 41

 

  1. Broccoli
    Broccoli is a wonderfood, there’s no other way to describe it. It’s a cancer-fighting food that is also very low in calories. It’s packed with phytonutrients, as well as fiber so it helps keep your digestive system humming along, which is key to maintaining a proper weight.

Total calories per 100g serving: 34

 

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