If you’ve added too much weight recently, it’s time to concentrate on some foods that will help you escape from the excessive heat.
Zero-calorie foods already sound ridiculous. Zero-calorie foods that help you lose weight?!
The logic behind these foods is that your body will spend more calories digesting the food and extracting all of the good nutrients from them than the total amount of calories the foods actually contain.
Even more ridiculous. But they do exist.
Grapefruit: ½ fruit = 39 calories
Cabbage: 1 cup = 22 calories
Brussels sprouts: 1 cup = 38 calories
Coffee and tea: no sugar = 0 calories
Fungus: 1 cup = 15 calories
Blueberry: ½ cup = 32 calories
Cauliflower: 1 cup = 27 calories
Celery: 1 cup = 16 calories
Tomatoes: 1 medium and 22 calories
Are they a fruit or are they a vegetable? This is the argument about tomatoes happening on schoolyards across the world!
It really doesn’t matter because they are delicious and good for you.
Tomatoes contain a large amount of Vitamin C and other antioxidants to help keep your body ticking. However, they are best known for their high concentration of lycopene.
What does lycopene help with? It’s a cancer-fighting superhero and helps to defend against heart disease.
There are a million and one ways that you can incorporate it into your diet. Sorry to tell you that Bloody Marys isn’t one of them.
Zucchini: 1 cup = 20 calories
Before I got married I never really ate much zucchini.
Then when my wife moved in with me and we started this fabulous journey towards happier bodies she started to make more pasta-inspired dishes that used zucchini instead of pasta.
Zucchini is a great source of magnesium, fiber, and folate. It also contains lutein and zeaxanthin which happen to be powerful phytonutrients.
Why are these awesome? Because they help fight off many forms of cancer.
Carrot: ½ cup = 22 calories
Spinach: 1 cup = 7 calories
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