DIET - WEIGHT LOSS

Low – Calorie Foods

It is obvious that if we want to lose weight or maintain a certain level, we should eat moderately and choose low-calorie food. Nobody wants to feel uncomfortable with their body, but remember that losing weight presents your lifestyle and you decide how will your body look. You can achieve that with healthy and proper eating, but the most important thing is to reduce the calorie intake in your body.

There are periods in our lives, when we feel that it is time to change something, i.e. to reduce our weight. Maybe there’s an important wedding or upcoming summer holidays and everybody wants to have a great body and look sexy in bikini.

 

We made a selection and we chose 8 best low-calorie food. As expected, the selection is consisted mostly of fruit, vegetable and some shellfish.

-Spinach

You have to eat 15 cups of Popeye’s favorite snack just to burn100 calories. Spinach is rich in calcium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin K, potassium and selenium. Also spinach contains a type of hormone that helps repairing muscle tissue.

-Kiwi

Kiwi is one of the most delicious fruits. Actually kiwis are giant berries. They contains vitamin E, fiber and potassium and they also contain the daily requirement of vitamin C for our body, and vitamin K as well. Kiwis also have nutritional benefit for our skin.

-Mushrooms

Mushrooms are incredibly meaty and low-calorie food. Mushrooms are so diverse, but Portobello, Maitake and Shiitake are some of the many varieties. Small mushrooms contain 2 calories each and one cup of mushrooms contains 15 calories, which means you can eat many of them. Every mushroom kind contains some form of immune-boosting antioxidants with fiber, B vitamin and potassium, and they are good sources of vitamin B6, vitamin D, acid, copper, potassium, thiamin and niacin.

 

-Cabbage

Cabbage is crunchy and sweet vegetable. It contains 22 calories per cup. Cabbage contains fiber, minerals, vitamins and some phytonutrients which help preventing cancer. Purple cabbage contains some natural “ingredients” that help blocking cancer growth.

-Shrimp

Shrimps are delicious low calorie shellfish, an excellent source of protein. 16 shrimps contain less calories than 4-ounce chicken breast. Shrimps are rich in omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin D, sodium, potassium, selenium and with every shrimp meal you get a lot of proteins.

 

-Broccoli

Broccoli is amazingly low-calorie food. It contains 31 calories per cup. Broccoli is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and it is also good for our health because it contains some antioxidants that can reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer.

-Asparagus

Asparagus is known as detoxifying food. It is a low-calorie food and contains 27 calorie per cup. Asparagus contains high levels of vitamin K which protects our bones, amino acids acting like diuretic, it is also rich in vitamins and minerals, vitamins A, C, E, B6, iron. Interesting information about asparagus is the fact that it helps speeding the metabolism of alcohol (a hangover remedy).

 

-Tomato

Tomatoes are very low in calories, each tomato contains about half of the amount of calories that you will find in peaches, and apricots. Tomatoes contain 22 calories per medium tomato. It’s a good source of lycopene and antioxidants which can be rarely found in other food. It is  rich in fiber and vitamins A, C, and K. Tomatoes are excellent skin protector which helps eliminating radicals from ultraviolet rays and protect the skin from aging.

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