It’s true that there are foods you can never call as zero calorie foods, but there are some eatables which you can eat as much as you want without getting worried about packing on the pounds. These kinds of food generally fall into one of the two kinds of categories namely non starchy fruits or vegetables. There is some logic behind why you won’t gain weight even after eating these foods.
- They are comprised of water mostly.
- They have less calories.
- The fiber present in them makes you feel and stay full.
- Even though they are not high in proteins, they have plenty of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients beneficial to your health.
Let us now have a look at some of these kinds of food
Celery Celery contains 95% of water in it and has a lot of health benefits. Celery contains potassium, folate, fiber, and 30% of your daily requirement of vitamin K.
Kale It is very light in calories i.e. one cup of Kale has just 33 calories. However, it contains about 3 per cent of protein and 2.5 grams of fibre.
Blueberries It is known for its antioxidant content. It has antioxidants much more than all the other fruits and has a calorie of 85 per serving.
Cucumbers It is famously known as the fruit which is filled up of water. It contains just 16 calories per serving. You should not peel the skin of the cucumber while eating because it has a high nutritional value.
Tomatoes They contain a carotenoid called lycopene which prevents all kinds of chronic diseases as well as give the fruit its red color. Tomatoes are also high in vitamins A, C and B2 as well as potassium, folate and fibre.
Grapefruits If you add grapefruits to your daily diet, it is most likely that you will be losing weight. This is because grapefruits is high in fibre that drives away hunger by stabilizing blood sugar levels and keeping you feel full till long. The vitamin C found in grapefruit can reduce the risk of a number of health problems, like cancer and heart issues.
Broccoli It is the most nutritious when eaten raw or steamed. It contains sulforaphane which helps to destroy cancer causing chemicals which the body might take in through environment or even food. Besides vitamins A, C, E, and K, one serving of steamed broccoli contains approximately 20% of your daily fiber requirement.
Cauliflower It is a very versatile and nutritious vegetable. It contains just 25 calories. Also, it has antioxidants and phytochemicals which help to fight off chronic disease. It is an excellent source of folate, fiber, and vitamins C and K.