So what are Negative Calorie Foods?
If the energy burnt when eating and digesting certain foods is more than the actual calories that they contain then these types of low calorie foods can be called negative calorie foods.
A diet of mainly negative calorie foods is extremely powerful, not only because they are the best fat burning foods but also because of the excellent nutritional value (vitamins, minerals and fiber) associated with low and negative calorie foods.
Just eating low or zero calorie foods, can also do harm to your body! Our body requires all the different food groups to function at its best (dairy, vegetables, fruit, meat, grains and fats too).
Zero calorie foods should be used in addition to other foods, or as part of a cleansing or detox course.
- Anything in excess can be bad for example certain fruits have a high acid content that can irritate your stomach lining.
- Chewing food slowly and thoroughly helps digestion and also releases more of the nutritional value that are stored in the fibers
- Where possible eat the foods raw. Raw foods contain more enzymes and nutrients than their cooked counterparts.
List of low calorie foods – List of negative calorie food
Negative Calorie Vegetables
Asparagus, aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes (see calories in cantaloupe), carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery stalk and root, chicory, Chinese cabbage (pak choi, bok choi), cucumbers, cress, dandelion leaves, eggplant, endives, fennel, garlic, globe artichokes, green beans, green cabbage, leeks, lemons, lettuce, mangetouts (snow peas), mooli (daikon or Japanese radish), mushrooms, okra (ladies‟ fingers), onions, radishes, seaweed, spinach, squash, swede, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini
Negative Calorie Fruits
Apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, clementines, cranberries, damsons, figs, gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, greengages, guavas, kiwi fruit, kumquat, loquat, lychees, mandarins, mangos, medlars, melons, mulberries, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, pomegranate, prickly pear, prunes, raspberries, redcurrants, satmusas, star fruit, strawberries, tangerines, white currants
Negative Calorie Nuts
Almonds, Barcelona nuts, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, coconuts, filberts, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts
Other list of low calorie foods
Low fat cottage cheese, light yogurt, pickles, apple cinnamon rice cakes, fresh poached fish, Muesli and porridge oats, lentils, Canadian bacon, ground turkey, egg whites.