Mega List Of Negative Calorie Foods

Mega List Of Negative Calorie Foods

Negative calorie foods? I know what you are thinking. Yeah right. All foods have calories. Yes. You are right. All foods do have calories. Certain foods however, specifically low GI (glycemic index) foods – mostly fruits and vegetables – that are so low in calories that require your body to burn more calories for digesting them than they contain. To make up for the difference, your body burns stored fat as the source of energy to digest the food.

Wait. There’s more.

Thanks to the high fiber content of these foods, you feel fuller longer than with other foods. Your hunger and your cravings are greatly reduced. You eat less yet are healthier while still losing weight. 

The fruits, vegetables and spices on the list below also packed with vitamins and minerals that boost your metabolism, triggering your body’s natural fat burning processes.

So what are some of the weight loss and health benefits of negative calorie foods?

– are anti inflammatory and help improve circulation

– boosts your metabolism, causing fat burning rather than fat storage

– cleanses your liver (the fat-burning organ) so you can burn fat more efficiently

– controls your appetite, reducing your hunger pangs

– are gentle diuretics, eliminating excess water from your body 

– improves digestion and cleanses the colon

– increases your overall energy

– lowers your blood cholesterol levels

– lowers stress, anxiety and depression

– promotes increased mental focus and clarity

– promotes deep, restful sleep

– rejuvenates your skin, makes your hair shiner and your nails stronger

– stabilizes your blood sugar levels and therefore your mood 

Okay. I heard you. Enough talk already. Get to the list. Here it is. You’re welcome.

Alfalfa sprouts
Anise
Apples
Apricots
Arugula
Artichokes
Asparagus
Aubergine
Bean Sprouts
Beets
Beet greens
Blackberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
Broth
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Cantaloupes
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cayenne
Celery stalk
Celery root
Cherries
Chicory/Radicchio
Chili peppers
Chinese Cabbage
Chives
Cinnamon
Clams
Cloves
Cod
Coffee (black)
Coriander/Cilantro
Crabs
Cranberries
Cucumbers
Cumin
Currants
Damson plum
Dandelion greens
Dill
Dill pickles
Eggplant
Endives
Fennel
Fennel seeds
Figs
Flax seeds
Flounder
Frogs legs
Garden cress
Garlic
Ginger
Grapefruit
Grapes
Green beans
Green cabbage
Guava
Honeydew melon
Huckleberries
Jicama
Kale
Kiwi
Kohlrabi
Kumquats
Leeks
Lemons
Lettuce
Limes
Lobster
Loganberries
Mangoes
Mushrooms
Muskmelons
Mussels
Mustard greens
Mustard seeds
Nectarines
Okra
Onions
Oranges
Oysters
Papayas
Parsley
Parsnips
Peaches
Pears
Peas
Peppers
Pineapples
Pomegranates
Prunes
Pumpkin
Quince
Radishes
Rappini
Raspberries
Red cabbage
Rhubarb
Rutabagas
Sauerkraut
Salsify
Scallions
Sea bass
Shallots
Shrimps
Sorrel
Spinach
Squash (summer)
Strawberries
String beans
Tangerines
Tea (herbal – hot)
Terrapin
Tomatoes
Tuna
Turnips
Watercress
Watermelon
Zucchini

As you can see the list includes fruits, vegetables, spices and some seafood. I put it all together to make it easier to find what you are looking for when you want to know if a certain food is negative or not. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to search through multiple lists of spend all day searching the internet for this info. So I did it for you so you can print it out as one list and take it with you to the store when you grocery shop so you know what to buy and not buy without guessing.

A few things to keep in mind when using negative calorie foods in your diet. It is best to eat whole foods, not pre-made juice. Those contain sugar and tons of calories. You can blend the foods yourself and drink them immediately if you want a juice or smoothie. Naturally organic is best if you can get it and it is better to eat them raw or lightly steamed to get as many nutrients as you can from them.

The biggest no-no is don’t mix eating negative calorie foods with empty calorie foods (like junk food – ie chips and cookies). They don’t balance each other out. The junk food just makes the benefits of the negative calorie foods disappear. It is best to eat them on their own or with something else that is very low calorie or some lean meat like a small piece of boneless skinless chicken breast. One serving of meat is the size of a deck of cards. One serving of fruit and vegetables is the size of a tennis ball. Remember that sauces have calories too and to count those when you use them.

Dieting doesn’t have to be boring. As you can see from the list above there are many tasty delicious foods that will not only not add to your waistline but shrink it. So have fun with them. Be creative and you will be rewarded as the pounds melt away faster than you think.