Zero Calorie Foods – Is There Such A Thing?

We want to lose weight and there are said to be zero calorie foods. Does this exist?

ZERO CALORIE FOODS – Are there real foods that actually have no calories? If you want to eat without worrying about calories, here are some!

If you are trying to lose weight, food with “zero calories” could be helpful in order for you to eat without guilt and to fill up on a low-calorie diet. But is there really real food that contains no calories? Let’s define calories first.

A calorie is a unit of energy. This is the energy we get from the food and drinks we consume and the energy used in doing and supporting any physical activities. This is why it is important to be smart when it comes to choosing what food and drink we consume to get our energy from.

As for food with zero calories, these are the food that barely has calories that can be used for energy. The calories are so few that you would need a lot of the particular food in order to make an impact on your total daily caloric intake.

Zero Calorie Foods
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Here are some “0 calorie foods“:

  • Water – Whether hot or cold, this has zero calories and is the only true zero calorie drink.
  • Black Coffee – This drink is not truly zero caloric but it barely has. It has just 2 calories per 100 grams (g) or 5 calories per cup. Adding syrups, creamers, plant-based milks, and sweeteners can bring lots of added calories.
  • Herbs – 10 leaves or 6 grams of basil only 1-2 calories.
  • Iceberg Lettuce – A cup of this has 8 calories only with other nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.
  • Cucumbers – A half-cup of cucumbers or 52 grams of this has 8 calories.
  • Pickles – There are only 12 calories per 100 grams.
  • Celery – 120 grams of this has 19 calories.
  • Zucchini – There are 17 calories in 100 grams along with some nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, folate, and vitamin C.

Here are the others good for weight loss:

  1. Lemon or Lime
  2. Chiles such as jalapeño, ancho, pasilla, guajilla, habanero, etc.
  3. Garlic
  4. Green Onion
  5. Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  6. Watercress
  7. Kale
  8. Chard
  9. Spinach
  10. Bok Choy
  11. Broccoli Sprouts
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Radishes
  14. Asparagus
  15. Cauliflower
  16. Tomatoes
  17. Cabbage
  18. Bell Peppers
  19. Broccoli
  20. Mung Bean Sprouts
  21. Turnips
  22. Green Beans
  23. Strawberry
  24. Watermelon
  25. Apple
  26. Peach

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