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Pack These 9 Best Zero-calorie Foods to Work

July 11, 2015 143 0 0

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Did you just reach for that can of Coke Zero? No, friend, that doesn’t work. We’ll tell you what will work – Zero Calorie Foods. If you are now wondering what zero calorie foods are, let us tell you. It is a popular theory that zero calorie or negative calorie food contain such low count of calories, that the energy you spend eating them negates their calories. So at the end of the day (or rather meal), you actually do not consume excess calories, but instead burn out calories as you eat them.

Is it clear now? So, here is a list of 10 zero calorie foods that you can pack to work without any guilt.

1. Cabbage

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Well-known for its cancer fighting ability, it ranks high on the list of foods that helps with weight loss as well. Soup is one tasty and fulfilling way to consume cabbage.

2. Water melon

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Given its sweetness, you would wonder about its low calorie count. A small bowl of watermelon is enough to make you feel full and boost your metabolism.

3. Caulfilower

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Another low-calorie food, it keeps your digestive system happy. Steam cauliflower florets, sprinkle some herbs and spices, and add a dash of lime. A perfect answer to that 4 pm hunger! If you like broccoli, you can replace cauliflower with broccoli.

4. Kale

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Full of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, it keeps your calories down. Eat it in salads, although avoid rich creamy dressings. Opt for a simple lemon vinaigrette instead. Or make Kale chips. All you need to do is add garlic, chilli flakes, salt and a dash of olive oil, and pop into the oven for 25 minutes and your crispy flavoured chips are ready to munch.

5. Apple

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An apple a day is enough to keep your calorie count in check. It is not only great between-meals snack, but also keeps you away from eating junk food.

6. Brussel sprouts:

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Not many like these babies, but this cruciferous vegetable is quite low on the calorie meter. Instead of loading them up with cheese or butter, make a stir fry by blanching them in boiling water, sauteeing in onion and garlic, and adding vinegar.

7. Baby carrots

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Apart from keeping your eyes healthy, they have a low glycemic index and are a natural diuretic, which means they help rid your body of excess salt and water. Munch on them today!

8. Cucumber

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Full of water, cucumbers are really low in calories. Go crazy on them without guilt!

9. Oranges

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It’s a myth that orange being a sweet fruit doesn’t help the diet-conscious. An orange can help you keep your calorie load for the day lower than normal. Avoid sweetened orange juice though!

Keeping this in mind, you should also realize that many a time those hunger pangs are actually your body screaming for water.

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So instead of eating, reach for that bottle of water. It will not only save you some calories, but will also boost your body metabolism.

So which zero-calorie food are you packing today?

Deepa Govind is a Zoologist by education, Blogger by hobby, Freelance Virtual Assistant by chance, and Homepreneur by transition. A techie girl with the heart for poetry & photography, she writes when she is happy, and otherwise. She says writing is her retreat, a get way from coding, development and deployment.
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