We tend to worry about the calories we can gain considering the foods that we eat. But did you know that there are certain foods which you can enjoy freely without having to worry about loading up on the calories?
The foods that nutritionists suggest are mostly made with water and are low in calories and contain fibre that helps make you feel fresh and stay full for a longer period.
Here is a list of foods that you must include in your daily diet:
95 percent of celery is water, but it also has various health benefits. It contains generous amounts of potassium, folate, fibre and 30 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin K.
Blueberries are popularly known for abundance of antioxidants. It is also loaded with fibre and has very less amount of calories. So don’t worry about gaining weight with loading up on these wonder berries.
Cucumber is loaded with water and has the least amount of calories. The seeds and skin of the cucumber contain most of the nutritional value. The peels provide fibre and a form of vitamin A known as ‘beta-carotene’ which is great for your eyes.
Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene, a carotenoid that helps fight against chronic diseases and also give the vegetable its red colour. Tomatoes are highly rich in vitamins A, C and B2 as well as folate, potassium and fibre.
Grapefruits are high in fibre content, which helps in keeping hunger at bay and further stabilizes blood sugar levels and keeps you full for longer. The vitamin C content reduces various health problems.
Broccoli is more nutritious when eaten raw or steamed. This vegetable contains sulforaphane, an anticarcinogen that works to destroy cancer-causing chemicals. It also has vitamins A, C, E and K.
Cauliflower is a versatile and nutritious vegetable. It contains antioxidants and phytochemicals – both of which help to fight off chronic diseases. It is also an excellent source of folate, fibre and vitamins C and K.
Orange does not only contain vitamin C, but it is also a rich source of fibre that helps lower bad cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
Other foods may also include strawberries, honeydew melon, lettuce, blackberries, kale and cantaloupe.