The Value of Negative Calorie Wonder Foods
by Dennis Baker
Most people are well aware that when they eat too much they over indulge in calories, which leads to packing on pounds. Doing this once in a while is OK but if done with any regularity will leave with an over developed belly or what’s known as dun-laps-disease (where you belly dun-lap over your belt). What most people are not aware of is that there are some foods that have so few calories, that you can eat more of them and at the same time burn fat. These foods actually burn up more calories while being digested than they contain. Many people call such foods, wonder foods, as they can help you to keep extra weight off and they also assist in counteracting the effects of the foods you eat that have a high amount of calories.
You may be asking; is there really such a thing as negative calorie foods? The answer is yes. You have to keep in mind that every food contains calories, but some have fewer than others. What makes these foods wonder foods where calories are concerned is your digestive system. Your digestive system is constantly working, burning up the calories. When you choose foods that are very low in calories, they will have a negative calorie effect as your digestive system burns them because it will take more calories than they contain to digest the low-calorie foods. The result is your body using more calories in digesting these wonder foods than the food actually contains because calories from these foods are harder to break down and process, resulting in the body having to work harder. Hence the phrase negative calorie foods.
You can see why incorporating as many of these into your diet on a daily basis can be very beneficial for you. Not only will you limit the amount of calories you take in, you will find yourself losing weight with little to no effort. Dieting doesn’t have to mean that you have to give up the foods you love. You can make a great diet plan by eating negative calorie foods combined with the foods you normally eat. By doing this you will counteract the effects of the calories in your meals. Negative calorie foods are a great thing to have around for between meal snacks. You can replace your high calorie snacks with some of the healthy alternatives on the list below and have the best of both worlds!
Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any type of diet so that you can be certain you are getting the right vitamins and nutrients that your body needs daily.
Below is a short list of negative calorie foods
Cauliflower, celery, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, bell peppers, lettuce, onion, radish, cucumber, spinach, green beans, zucchini.
Grapefruit, oranges, lemons, apples, pineapple, tangerines, raspberries, mango, strawberries, papaya, watermelon, peaches, cranberries.