Last week I posted about the factors that make up negative calorie foods. This week I wanted to build on that and share the 10 negative calorie foods that you can eat as much as you want of.
Almonds are high in fiber and protein, which means a small amount is very satisfying. Almonds are great as a snack throughout the day. They also help you eat less when eaten about 20 minutes before a meal.
Apples contain polyphenols, a plant compound that has been shown to reduce belly fat. Apples also contain a lot of fiber which helps fill you up. They are great as a snack or eaten before a meal to reduce the amount you eat.
Berries contain a lot of fiber which helps fill you up. They also have thermogenic properties meaning they burn calories and increase metabolism. Berries also help the body produce more leptin, a hormone that tells the brain you aren’t hungry anymore. Berries also contain carnitine which carries fat to the part of the cell that converts it to energy. They are best used as snacks or mixed into smoothies, salads, oatmeal, and more.
Celery contains a lot of fiber which helps fill you up. It is great as a snack, in soups and salads, and in juice.
Citrus contains Vitamin C which helps the body burn fat as fuel. Vitamin C helps produce carnitine which, as mentioned above, helps promote fat being used as energy. Citrus is great as a snack eaten or juiced. The rind contains limonene which helps the liver neutralize toxins, so citrus zest is also very beneficial and can be used in all kind of recipes.
Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. They contain a compound called indole-3-carbinol which helps stop growth and expansion of fat cells. These veggies also contain 3,3’-diindolylmethane. This ingredient helps destroy foreign hormones that may cause the body to store more fat. These are great as snacks, in stir fries, and in salads.
Cucumbers contain a lot of insoluble fiber which helps the body push food through digestion quicker. Insoluble fiber also helps the body delay absorption of sugar and helps prevent sugar from being stored as fat. Cucumbers also contain an antioxidant called fisetin which helps the body prevent cancer and memory loss. Cucumbers are great as snacks, in salads, and in juices. They are a great way to start the meal since they help prevent you from eating more.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are full of a lot of nutrients and fiber. Studies have shown that thylakoids, a phytonutrient found in leafy greens, can help stabilize appetite regulating hormones. Leafy greens are great in juices, smoothies, and salads. Try eating a salad before dinner to reduce the amount of food eaten.
Mushrooms are the only non-animal source of Vitamin D. Mushrooms have a type of glucose that when it reaches the intestines it slows down digestion making the body believe it’s satisfied. I don’t personally like mushrooms, but they are great for salads, soups, and stir fries.
Nightshades are a group of the plant family that includes tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. These veggies have a high water volume which helps promote fullness. Hot peppers add a flavorful kick and help burn fat. Nightshades contain capsaicin which gives them thermogenic properties and helps the body burn fat as fuel. Nightshades are good for a large variety of dishes.