Negative Calorie Foods: Eat Them and Lose Weight!

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Most people know that there’s no great secret to losing weight: just eat less and be more active. Reduce your caloric intake. Simple as that.

What you might not already know is that there are certain foods out there that actually have a negative caloric effect on your body. What does that mean?

A “negative calorie” food gives the body less calories than it takes to digest them, but still has lots of nutrients and vitamins. What are some negative calories foods?

In general, whole, natural food items with little sugar and high amounts of fiber are negative calorie. These foods boost metabolism while not adding to your daily calorie intake – forcing the body to burn stored fat or carbohydrates.

Vegetables: asparagus, green beans, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, radishes, cucumbers, peas, Chinese cabbage, leek, lettuce, chicory, spinach, tomato.

Fruits: apples, blackberries, cranberries, grapefruit, raspberry, lemon and lime.

In general, a diet made up of mostly fruits and vegetables will work to improve your metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, improve digestion, cleanse the liver, and improve overall health. The best way to eat these foods is raw and unprocessed as cooked as minimally as possible. DO NOT top them off with fatty dressings or sauces.

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