Have you heard of zero calorie foods? If all food is supposed to be energy and energy is measured by calories, how in the world can a food have no calories? Whew, that was a mind bender!
Zero calorie foods are sometimes referred to as negative calorie foods. The theory behind these zero calorie foods is that it will take your body longer to burn off than it takes to digest them. Hence the term ‘negative calorie foods.
Keep reading to find out which 7 zero calorie foods are great for weight loss!
Asparagus is high in fiber, therefore, it is great at keeping you fuller longer. It also serves as a natural diuretic and can help relieve water retention.
Apples contain pectin. Pectin has been shown to suppress your appetite. They are also full of important vitamins such as vitamins A and C.
The fiber in apples will help keep you fuller longer and keep your bowels moving!
AHHH…cucumbers. Such a versatile and delicious vegetable. It’s uses range from being used in salads to being used in detox waters.
Cucumbers are about 95% water, part of the reason why they are so refreshing in fruit infused and detox waters. They are an excellent source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, high in vitamins and minerals and are great for detoxing.
Add a few slices of cucumber to your salad or detox drink and soak up the benefits!
Carrots are best known for keeping eyesight healthy. They are rich in beta-carotene, are versatile and are delicious cooked or raw.
Throw some shredded carrots in a green smoothie or enjoy them raw with ranch dressing! (My favorite!) Either way, be sure to get in your serving of this delicious vegetable!
Kale is the most popular leafy green, (next to spinach), vegetable used in green smoothies.
It contains high amounts of vitamins A and C, antioxidants and is considered one the most nutrient dense leafy vegetable.
Strawberries are extremely versatile. They can be added to salads, smoothies, detox waters or plain. They contain high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Water has an extremely high water content which makes it very low in calories and very filling.
Eating too much watermelon can cause gas so it is best now to consume too much in one sitting! Your bowels will thank you!
This is certainly not a complete list of zero calorie foods but it’s a great start! Try to incorporate more of these foods into your diet with an exercise regimen and watch the pounds melt off!