What if you can eat all you want without any increase in body weight? Surely, there will be no pizza, pasta, or fast food included; but in the end it is food that is considered extremely low-calorie and high in nutrients that our bodies essentially need.
I’m talking about 5 foods that you can add to your daily diet as main meals or snacks, depending on your preference:-
1. Asparagus: A delicious vegetable that can be used in many raw or cooked dishes. It is a good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and a very good source of dietary fiber, protein, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamine, riboflavin, rutin, niacin, folic acid, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. A half-cup of it consists of only 20 calories, plus it is good for the skin and the digestive system.
2. Cucumber: Lots of people drink plenty of water throughout their diets, in order to control the feeling of hunger by filling their stomachs and of course to keep themselves continuously hydrated. Therefore; a cucumber is the perfect alternative sometimes, as it is 96% water. A half-cup of it consists of only 16 calories.
3. Tomato: A half-cup of it consists of only 18 calories, plus it is a good source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. It is proven that it prevents Cancer and that it is very good for the heart.
4. Celery: Used in weight-loss diets, where it provides low-calorie dietary fiber bulk. Celery is often incorrectly thought to be a “negative-calorie food,” the digestion of which burns more calories than the body can obtain. In fact, eating celery provides positive net calories, with digestion only consuming a small proportion of the calories taken in. A half-cup of it consists of only 16 calories.
5. Broccoli: This magical vegetable is very high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C. The 3,3′-Diindolylmethane found in broccoli is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity. Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, though the anti-cancer benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled. Broccoli is also an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. A half-cup provides 52 mg of vitamin C and consists of only 35 calories.