Today Jessica Smith shows us 7 Foods To Lay Your Hands On That Are Low In Calories!
Are you desperately trying to lose weight yet unable to see results? Or have you been meaning to adopt a healthier way of living but find it too difficult to continue?
A lot of people are willing to invest into exercising without learning to keep a tab on their mouth. And this is equally harmful in the long run.
Well, the truth is, you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet. If you plan on looking like a million bucks, you have to stop eating from the dollar menu. And this is what we’re here to help you with today.
Most people don’t realise how harmful the diet they have adopted over the years is. And even worse are those who have already come to this realisation and are busy opting health over taste. These people confuse healthy eating with starving themselves. They will starve themselves and ultimately give up on their goal of healthy living very quickly. The trick here is to never starve! Fill up your tummy with foods that are rich in nutrients and water but less in calorie so that you don’t spend your time hungry and waiting for your next meal.
What are these foods? We have prepared a list of 7 power foods that do the job of keeping you satisfied for longer spells of time without compromising your health. If you’re looking to combat fat or an unhealthy body, this is where you begin.
Catch hold of fruits-all kinds! You can never go wrong here. Besides 90% water content, a slice of watermelon has Vitamin A, B6 and C lots of lycopene (that offers protection against cancer and heart diseases), antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a decent amount of potassium here. Blueberries contain fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, Manganese and phytonutrients that aid in heart health. They are about 57 calories per 100 grams.
The absence of cholesterol from blueberries is also beneficial to the heart. Cantaloupes are rich in Vitamin A, C, beta-carotene, niacin, folate, thiamine and offer only 32 calories per 100 grams. Similarly bananas with 89 calories per 100g and a tonne of nutrients like Vitamin B6, Manganese, Vitamin C, Potassium, and protein help you stay full and fit. Replace your morning round of pancakes with a bowl of fruits and your journey to weight loss has already begun.
Whenever you feel that pang of hunger hitting you, pick up a cucumber and munch on it. Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins: B1, B5, B7. They aid in digestion as cucumbers are rich in water and fibre. Slight amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C are also found. And the fact that they are only 16 calories per 100 gram will make your calorie-conscious mind crazy!
Most seafoods are rich in exclusive nutrient values and great choices when you are looking to restrict calories. Besides protein, fish, and seafood are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, iodine and B12. Cod, a white lean fish apart from the above-mentioned nutrients contains selenium. Cod is just 82 calories per 100 g and extremely yummy when prepared the right way. Oysters provide 100% of RDI required for Vitamin B12 and more than half of RDI for zinc and selenium while giving just 81 calories per 100 g.
4. CHINESE CABBAGE
The Napa Cabbage is rich in antioxidants Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folates, and fibre helping you to ward off a tonne of diseases like heart diseases and cancer. It can be prepared in a variety of ways from eating it raw in a salad or can be easily cooked and added to soups and stir-frys. Would you believe me if I told you all these advantages came with just 13 calories per 100 grams? This makes napa cabbage the most nutrient-laden-low-calorie food.
Besides the ease of preparation that comes along with lentils, they are rich in protein, fibre, folate, thiamine, iron, potassium, zinc, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, molybdenum, and manganese. And the fact that all these nutrients enter your body in trade for just 116 calories per 100 grams and leave you feeling satiated.
Low-Fat yogurt contains about 56 calories per 100 grams and a host of advantages. Opt for plain unsweetened yogurt and add fresh fruits or berries for natural sweetness. This will cut back on unnecessary calories that come free with flavoured yogurts. Complete with vitamin B2, B12, potassium and magnesium and live bacteria that aid in digestion, yogurts can easily become your favourite snack food.
7. SHIRATAKI NOODLES
Being 97% water, 3% fibre and hints of fats, calcium, and protein these Japanese noodles made from a yam-like tuber known as konjac can pass as calorie free. The Glucomannan fibre in this is soluble which helps you stay full. With just 5 calories per 100 grams, these noodles help in weight loss and lowering blood sugar as well.
So make some changes this month to your grocery list, and store your refrigerator with these healthy amazing options. Because if you only have healthy foods in your fridge, you don’t have to dread opening it every time you’re hungry.
Jessica Smith is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also caught by the fashion bug. She has been writing for true-corset for some time now. A traveler by heart, she enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.