19 June 2016

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List of negative calorie foods - Lose weight fast and healthy !


Mr.hunky chocolatey Calorie-"Will U marry me ?"....Lady replies -"No way "!!

 Medicalnewstoday.com defines "Calories as a unit of energy. In nutritional language,calories refer to energy consumption through eating and drinking and energy usage through physical activity ."

Our body requires the right amount of calories to survive .Without energy , our metabolism will lag, our immune system would suffer,our cells would perish,our hearts,lungs,brain would stop functioning and we will be dead.

If we consume right amount of calories ,our body will be healthy and flourishing .If it is less or more than required, then it will create complicated health conditions one by one and the billion dollar pharmaceutical industry will be the only one who will be quite thankful to us but "we",we will be totally screwed in and out .



So,the question arises,what is the apt amount of calories one is supposed to consume ?

The apt amount of calorie consumption will depend on several factors like individual's general health,sex,height,weight,shape,physical activity etc.

According to US health standards,an average man requires 2700 calories per day and an average woman would require 2,200 cals.

However, NHS (National Health service ),UK recommends 2500 and 2000 cals respectively.

And the FAO (Food and agriculture Organization) suggests that ,the average adult should consume no less than 1,800 calories per day.



The main types of calories are derived from: Carbohydrates, Fats and proteins .When we consume foods (carbs,fats,proteins),they get converted in the body into heat energy.

Depending upon carbs,fats and proteins ,they can be further classified as high calorie,low calorie,empty calorie AND negative calorie foods ...

High calorie foods are like fast foods or foods loaded with sugar,fats etc ,low calorie are the foods with moderation like low fat yogurt,cheese etc,empty calorie are foods that adds up calories but empty up/provide no nutrients ..


 It (calorie) is simple yet complicated and so is misused ,abused or unused properly .

Not to mention, calorie is a dreaded word when it comes to weight loss . Ignorance can be anti-bliss here.Everyone wants to look slim,trim and in shape and calorie is kinda considered to be akin to fat promoting stuffs to our body .Some may assume,lesser the calorie intake,more easily one can lose weight and they may think and wish, the calorie never existed at all or may somehow disappear into thin air .

Concentrating on the big picture of losing weight super fast ,we may knowingly or unknowingly opt for wrong types of calories or may even take inadequate calories which may hamper our health in the long run.

So,in such cases,negative calorie foods plays the vital role and should be the "go-to" calorie foods for losing or maintaining weight in a healthy way.



Now,negative calorie foods or also popularly known as zero calorie foods, doesn't imply that they have no calories or less than 0 calories.In fact,negative calorie foods are those foods that requires more energy to be digested in the body ,in which case, more calories are burned than what they actually possess.So,it is kind of giving all the vital nutrients to the body yet burning calories side by side.That's what we call the "Smart choice" of foods with a negative calorie effect in the body.

So, basically, negative calorie foods are whole unprocessed foods - low in calorie,rich in fiber,proteins,high in water contents that possess thermogenic properties meaning ,producing heat in the body when consumed,that boosts the metabolism ,aids in enzyme production and thereby burning more calories and aiding in losing weight effectively. They are basically plant based - vegetables and fruits ,grains ,legumes and spices (with exceptions though).

SO,imagine a diet plan, that will not only make you look beautiful outside, but also from inside . So,here are the negative calorie food items that you can include in your diet plan for losing weight efficiently ,effectively without compromising your health in and out.

Negative calorie food list – Eat these friendly calorie foods to lose weight fast and healthy !!



Fruits
Vegetables
Herbs &Spices
Drinks
Apples
Asparagus
Anise
Water
Apricots
Aubergine/Eggplant/Brinjal
Black Pepper
Plain Tea
Blueberries
Artichokes
Cayenne
Plain Coffee
Blackberries
Beet Roots
Cardamom
Natural Lemonade with no sugar
Cranberries
Broccoli
Cinnamon

Cantaloupes
Brussels Sprout
Cumin

Clementines
Cabbage
Cloves

Cherries
Cauliflower
Coriander

Grapefruits
Carrots
Dill

Grapes
Celery
Dry red chilli

Guava
Cucumbers
Fennel

Honey Dew
Corn
Flax seeds

Lime/Lemon
Chicory
Mustard seeds

Mango
Chard
Turmeric

Oranges
Chilli Peppers


Peach
Fennel


Pears
Garlic


Plums
Ginger


Pomegranates
Garden Cress


Papaya
Green Beans


Pineapple
Horseradish


Raspberries
Lettuce


Rhubarb
Leek


Strawberries
Kale


Tangerine
Mushroom


Watermelon
Onion



Okra



Peas



Peppers



Pumpkins



Parsley



Radish



Spinach



Squash



Tomato



Turnip



Watercress



Zucchini



According to brainyweightloss.com,the health benefits other than weight loss are :
  • Boosts metabolism,immune system and energy .
  • Suppresses appetite and hunger pangs.
  • Gentle diuretic ,helps in eliminating excess water from the body .
  • Stabilizes blood sugar and cholesterol.
  • Cleans liver,the fat burning organ.
  • Anti inflammatory effect .
  • Lowers stress,anxiety,depression and improves mental focus and clarity.
  • Sound sleep.
  • Clears complexion,promotes shiny hair and strong nails
  • Good overall health.
To lose weight aptly ,brainyweightloss.com suggests, we must eat atleast 2-3 pounds of combination of these foods daily and make sure that they are organic,fresh and raw as much as possible and try not to mix with any empty calorie food and spoil the purpose as well.


So,if you are dieting,DON'T STARVE YOURSELF instead go for these foods with negative calories and fat burning effects in a healthy,vibrant way and if you are not dieting ,you can as well opt for these foods as a part of a balanced diet for taking care of and maintaining an optimum health forever ,getting rid of any diseases (prevention is better than any cure!)  ,there by reducing any hospital visits or frustrating bills and never forgetting that "Health is indeed wealth !" (I learned it hard way !!)

As B.K.S Iyengar said," Your body is your temple.Keep it pure or clean for the soul to reside in."

Good luck and good health to you !








P.S. I am collecting all these vital health related info (from reliable sources all over internet) ,for my personal use and storing it at one place as guidelines for good health .So that I don't have to google it always .So,these are otherwise strictly for informational purpose only and not to be substituted for any professional medical advice..

References : DoctorOz.com ,Chewfo.com,BrainyWeightLoss.com,Livestrong.com..Thank You !