Did you know there are a tons of delicious low calorie foods that you can enjoy in your diet right now? We would like to share with you five of our favorite low calorie and healthy foods:
You’d have to eat 15 cups of Popeye’s favorite snack just to crack 100 calories. In addition to being rich in vitamin K, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and selenium, spinach (one of the best leafy greens out there) contains a hormone that allows muscle tissue to repair itself faster.
A whopping 2 pounds of asparagus (probably more than you could eat in a single sitting) comes in under 200 calories. Each serving is loaded with bone-protecting vitamin K, and it’s rich in folate, which may help ward off heart disease, reduce your risk of obesity, and it can even help fight hangovers.
A single stalk of this cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable packs 3 grams of protein, about as much as an ounce of chicken breast. Eat a cup and you’ll get a hearty dose of calcium, as well as manganese, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
Sweet, tasty and full of Vitamin C, they are also very low in calories. A whole punnet (250g) is a mere 80 calories, with 2 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2g of fiber and virtually fat free. Prepare them chopped up with some Greek yogurt, sliced on top of protein pancakes or dipped in chocolate protein powder.
The ultimate low-calorie food is the celery stick. Many would relegate this simple stalk to rabbits and rabid dieters, but that would be a mistake. In addition to being one of nature’s lowest-calorie foods at about five calories a stem, it packs a ton of nutrition. It’s also thought that certain phytochemicals, called phthalides, found in celery may relax muscle tissue in artery walls, increase blood flow and thereby help lower blood pressure.