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8 Best Negative Calorie Foods

8 Best Negative Calorie Foods

Do you believe that there are no ways to cast the extra fat from your body other than to starve? Do you think that all foods, more or less, contribute towards the aggrandizement of that extra fat? Then you are wrong, for there are foods, which are not only low in calories but also instigate a process, which eats up the extra fat from your body.

The greatest advantage of negative calorie food is that you can get rid of the excess fat in your body, without really starving yourself. But how do the negative calorie foods really help you do away with the extra fat in your body? The answer is that these foods require a lot of energy (calories) to break down, absorb, or to digest. Some of these foods contain very few overall calories and, therefore, may actually force the body to call upon its energy stores in the form of stored glucose and fat to finish ‘processing’ the food. Hence, these foods have a great and natural fat-burning advantage.

Mainly fruits and vegetables constitute the negative calorie food lists as they have higher nutritional value and contain relatively fewer calories. However, there are certain meats and fishes, which also seem to serve the same purpose to quite a great extent. Here is the list of such food items, which if consumed will surely be beneficial to the process of shredding the extra mass from your body. 

List of Negative Calorie Foods 

Breakfast Foods

Have low-fat milk, oatmeal, and whole-grain cereal in your breakfast. The calcium dense milk and carbohydrates curb the insulin level of the body, which in turn prevents the accumulation of fat. 

Spicy Foods

Jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne peppers, and most other chili peppers raise the body temperature, which boosts metabolism and quickens the heartbeat, and causes a great deal of calorie loss. 

Liquid Foods

Black tea, green tea, coffee – all of these drinks contain caffeine and/or a chemical called EGCG, both of which directly affect metabolism, which in turn stimulates calorie loss. According to a recent study, those men who drank coffee throughout the day and ate snacks containing red peppers burned almost 1000 more calories than those who did not. 

Meat Foods

All lean meats help to speed up the metabolism and burn more fat simply because they themselves need much energy to digest. Studies have shown that people who follow a high-meat/high-protein diet burn twice as many calories after each meal as compared to those who enjoy a high-carbohydrate diet.

Fish Foods

Salmon, tuna, and sardines, all of these contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which, besides being incredibly healthy, seems to have a strong effect on metabolism and thus play a great role in burning calories. All of these fishes contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids which, besides being incredibly healthy, also influence the effect on metabolism. Omega-3 fats (the healthiest of ‘good fats’) helps to alter the levels of a body hormone called leptin, which in turn influences the metabolism and results in loss of stored fat from the body.

Fruits

There are some zero-calorie fruits that contribute highly towards the decomposition of accumulated fats in your body such as apple, raspberry, blueberry, papaya, peach, cantaloupe, grapefruit, cranberry, grapefruit, honeydew melon, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, strawberry, and watermelon. 

Vegetables

Asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, endive, green beans, lemon, turnip, lettuce, onion, papaya, beetroot, radish, spinach, and zucchini are some of the negative calorie vegetables that should be consumed on a regular basis by those who want to keep a check on their weight. All of these vegetables carry extremely low values of calories. 

Full-Spectrum Salt

As a matter of fact, full-spectrum salt (not processed salt) is actually a kind of negative-calorie substance. 

All of these above-mentioned food items are greatly advantageous in getting rid of the extra mass of our body without starving yourself or straining your muscles. If you read the list, you will find that all of these are extremely commonplace foods, which we often don’t bother to eat and ignore the benefits of. So now, all you have to do is to include them in your daily diet in order to get the desired result.

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