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Zero-calorie foods to negative calories, myth vs reality

Today, being healthy has a more defined notion, such as losing weight and having a perfect physique with a lean body. Given this, managing the daily calorie intake becomes people's top priority and zero-calorie foods help in achieving this goal.

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Lowest calorie foods help you get back in shape.

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But zero-calorie foods do not exist. Taken aback? The term "negative-calorie foods" is also a misconception. Ice cubes or water are the only genuinely calorie-free food or beverage. Although water has no calories, you lose 8 calories for every eight ounces of ice water you drink since your body uses energy to maintain 98 degrees.

Then why do the companies claim the foods have "no calories" or "0 calories" instead of labelling them as "low-calorie foods?" The manufacturers are legally permitted by the FDA to claim anything with fewer than five calories as being calorie-free.

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These Are Lowest Calorie Foods That Can Help You Get Back In Shape:


A cherry tomato only contains 3.61 calories as compared to 10.8 for a plum tomato. 


The fruit tops the list for losing weight due to its low caloric, high water, and fibre content. It has roughly 65 calories in one cup (125 g). 

(A 2008, 10-week study on 50 overweight women found that those who consumed apples consumed fewer calories.)


The green veggie provides 34 calories per 100 grams and is a good source of iron, potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. 


It contains 95.23 g of water, which helps with hydration, and only 15 calories per 100 g. Also, cucumbers can be eaten as salads or snacks with nut butter. 


They are the nearest zero-calorie foods: 1 cup of blueberries contains 80 calories, 1 cup of strawberries contains 48 calories, and 1 cup of cranberries contains 46 calories. 


The dark leafy veggie, has 91.4 g of water and 23 calories per 100 grams and is very high in fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. 

Include these foods in your weight loss diet, and you don't need to work out on an empty stomach.

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