Negative Calories and Weight Loss

Everything we eat has calories; however, according to the proponents of the negative calorie theory, some foods come with more negative calories than real ones! In laymen terms it means that the calories required to burn such foods are far more than the calories they come packed with.

The following is a list of foods which are believed to be a part of the “negative calorie” family-

  • • Apples
  • • Beetroot
  • • Asparagus,
  • • Broccoli
  • • Cabbage
  • • Carrot
  • • Cauliflower
  • • Celery Chicory
  • • Hot Chili
  • • Cucumber
  • • Garden cress
  • • Garlic
  • • Green Beans
  • • Lettuce
  • • Onion
  • • Radish
  • • Spinach
  • • Turnips
  • • Blueberries
  • • Cantaloupe
  • • Cranberry
  • • Grapefruit
  • • Lemon
  • • Mango
  • • Orange
  • • Papaya
  • • Peach
  • • Pineapple
  • • Raspberry
  • • Strawberry
  • • Tomato

Though all the so called negative calorie fruits and vegetables are healthy, however, the negative calorie theory does not enjoy complete scientific validity. Critics of this theory argue that the word “negative- calorie” is simply a gimmick to fool people into thinking that they can lose weight simply by eating certain foods! However, most critics of this theory do agree that these foods are healthy and can play a positive role in improve our metabolism process.

The best way to use these “negative calorie” foods for your benefit therefore is to include them in your diet along with other healthy fruits and vegetables and remember to include moderate exercise in your daily routine.

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