10 foods that contain calories...you will definitely need them if you are trying to slim down

Published by Elcrema
On 2 March 2017 saa 09:46
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If you are trying to watch your weight, it’s really important you pay enough attention to what you eat. When you eat foods with almost zero calories, you end up burning more calories by chewing and digesting them than you’ll consume.

These healthy snacks below are known as ‘zero-calorie foods’ by experts because they won’t contribute to your daily calorie total if eaten in moderation.

1. Apples

Apples contain just 47 kcals per 100g and they are packed with vitamins such as A, and C. Apples also promote heart health.

2. Cucumber

Cucumber is mostly water and contains just 6 kcals per 1 inch piece. Cucumbers are good for the eyes and heart and they also help us stay hydrated.

3. Watermelon

Watermelon helps keep us hydrated and its calorie content is just 16 kcals in a quarter of a slice. Watermelons help prevent weight gain because it stops the buildup of bad cholesterol.

4. Lemons

The calorie content of lemon is just 3 kcals per slice.

5. Garlic

Garlics are zero calorie foods if you just consume one clove. The calorie content of garlic is 49 kcals per 100g.

6. Cranberries

The calorie content of cranberries is 15 kcals per 100g. Cranberries also provide us with vitamin C, fibre, manganese and plenty of antioxidants.

7. Apricots

Apricots help promote good heart health and its calorie content is just 12 kcals per apricot.

8. Green beans

The calorie content of green beans is just 24 kcals per 100g. Eating green beans will also help you get a flat stomach.

9. Strawberries

Strawberries are an ideal food for those watching their weight due to its low calorie content. It’s calorie content is 3 kcals per fruit. Strawberries also aid digestion.

10. Lettuce

Lettuce is mostly made of water and its calorie content is just 14 kcals per 100g.