Although there is no food that contains zero calories, there are many that can be enjoyed freely without having to worry about gaining weight. This is the opinion of the American nutritionist Lisa Young, who ensures that this type of food is classified in these two categories: fruits or vegetables without starch. "They are composed of water mostly, They are low in calories and contain fiber, which helps you feel full, " stress.
Although fruits and vegetables are not especially high in protein, they are loaded of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients very beneficial for health. You can resort to them if you are on a diet and feel hungry between meals. Although obviously, you will have to complete your diet with more meals. Always choose whole grain bread before white, do not even think about approaching the processed section of the supermarket and, most importantly, make regular physical exercise to truly produce that calorie deficit.
Adding grapefruit to your diet can strengthen your weight loss. This is because they are very rich in fiber and keep the feeling of hunger at bay
Below we will see a list of fruits and vegetables that you can eat at any time and in the amount you want, compiled by 'Business Insider'.
Almost 95% of celery is water, but that does not imply that this food does not have other beneficial elements for health; contains potassium, folic acid, fiber and vitamin K. In one of its stems you will only find 6 calories. Keep in mind that the vegetable loses many of these antioxidants within five days after acquiring them in the supermarket, so it is best that you hurry to get all their benefits.
Very light in calories: una cup of raw cabbage has only about 33 calories, but it contains about 3 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber in each serving. It is one of the few foods that contains good amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient present mostly in certain fish. Like other types of lettuce, kale is also rich in vitamins and folic acid.
Very popular in any diet due to its antioxidant properties, perhaps the type of fruit with more quantity. Further, It only has about 85 calories. A package of blueberries can be around 14% of recommended fiber per day.
A vegetable that, like celery, it is practically composed of water. Cucumbers only have 16 calories in each serving. The seeds and skin are responsible for its great nutritional value, so if you want to get real benefits, it is best not to peel them. In this sense, the husks and seeds of the center provide a great source of fiber and vitamin A, known as beta-carotene, especially helpful to improve eyesight.
They contain lycopene, a carotenoid, which helps fight chronic diseases and also provides the characteristic red color. In addition to lycopene, tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and B2, as well as in folate, chromium, potassium and fiber. You can eat all you want, since a single tomato daily contains 25 calories.
Several studies have shown that adding grapefruit to your diet can strengthen weight loss, hence it is considered a dietary food. This is because they are very rich in fiber and that keep hunger at bay by stabilizing blood sugar levels and helping you feel fuller for longer. There are only 50 calories in each of them. The vitamin C they contain can reduce the risk of suffering serious health problems such as cancer or cardiovascular diseases.
Broccoli is very nutritious when eaten raw or when steaming. This vegetable contains sulforaphane, an anticarcinogen that acts to destroy the chemical elements that cause cancer that the body can ingest either through the environment or through food. In addition to vitamins A, C, E and K, A single serving of steamed broccoli contains about 20% of the recommended daily fiber amount. Further, he only has 31 calories.
Although its white color can deceive, it is a very versatile and nutritious vegetable. Cauliflower contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that help fight some chronic diseases. It is also a great source of folate, fiber and vitamins C and K. About 25 calories in each serving.
Most types of lettuce, be it Roman or iceberg, they only have 10 to 20 calories per serving. And although it is a food based mainly on water, add many vitamins and nutrients needed, such as folate, iron and vitamins A and C.
Most people know oranges because of their high vitamin C content, but this is only the beginning. Since it is essential for the production of collagen, the orange helps to keep the skin free from damage and with a good appearance. It is also very low in calories: only one of them is 80. If you never eat the white threads that are in the center, you are already taking: the marrow, so called, contains a lot of fiber, which helps reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels.