Foods that are precious allies. Here are 5 foods known as “negative calories” to consume to find the line and take care of your body.These foods have the particularity of having a low glycemic index and a high percentage of fiber. In other words, they are low in calories and have the advantage of promoting digestion and the feeling of fullness. They therefore make it possible to reduce the daily calorie intake.We speak of “negative calories” because to digest them, the body expends more energy (calories) than it absorbs. Note, however, that the goal is not to eat only this type of food at each meal.closevolume_off As Florence Thorez, dietician and nutritionist reminds us, a good plate includes “a part of animal or vegetable protein, a part of raw or cooked vegetable and a part of starch”.
Among them, there is in particular the cucumber. And for good reason, 100 grams of cucumber contains only 11 calories. In addition to being very low in calories, well supplied with vitamins, and a source of fiber (especially the skin), this food composed of 96% water is particularly thirst-quenching.
Celeriac is a variety of celery that would benefit from being better known. Low in calories (about 30 calories / 100 grams), source of potassium and B9 vitamins, which contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system, this root vegetable is also an excellent fat burner. Not to mention that 100 grams provide more than 3 grams of fiber.
With less than 20 calories per 100 grams, this antioxidant vegetable also requires more energy to be digested than it provides to the body. A natural diuretic, asparagus is also effective against water retention and helps eliminate toxins .
In the family of “negative calorie” foods, there are also some fruits, including apples. Rich in fiber (2.4 grams per 100 grams), this fruit that can be consumed at any time of the day facilitates intestinal transit and contains on average only 50 calories per 100 grams.
Besides the fact that it provides only 26 calories per 100 grams, this green vegetable is satiating. It indeed has a high satiety index. It also contains a lot of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Finally, spinach is one of the richest vegetables in protein with a contribution of 3.2 grams.