Negative calorie foods

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Jacob Armstrong -- Diet easy with foods that burn more calories than they contain.
Jacob Armstrong -- Diet easy with foods that burn more calories than they contain.

Ever feel guilty about consuming unhealthy snacks? What if you could eat more throughout the day while actually losing weight? This may be a reality for those investing in “negative calorie,” snacks.

While no food item can actually contain a negative amount of calories the various fruits and vegetables given the title of “negative calorie foods,” are great tools in helping achieve weight loss as they are fat burning foods.

According to fatfreekitchen.com foods deemed to be negative calorie include enough vitamins and minerals to produce enzymes efficient enough to break down not only their own calories but additional calories in the body as well, giving them the “negative calorie effect.”

Besides breaking down calories, one common component of negative-calorie foods is the presence of water.

According to naturalnews.com foods containing a high percentage of water tend to make you eat less as the more water you consume in your foods the more quickly your stomach will feel full and you will stop eating. This makes water one of the most effective appetite control substance in the world.

Because of a high percentage of water and calorie burning enzymes, negative calorie snacks are said to be able to be consumed in endless quantities without having any effect on one’s body fat.

Here are a few guilt free, “negative calorie” snacks that can be incorporated into your day.

Fruits: Oranges, tomatoes, grapefruit, apples, cranberries, blueberries, watermelon, honeydew, apricots, cantaloupe, pineapple, lemon, and raspberries

Vegetables: Celery, lettuce, onions, pickles, garlic, broccoli, spinach, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, hot chili peppers, turnip, asparagus, and green beans

While negative calorie or fat burning foods are healthy weight loss tools that should be incorporated into our lives basing a diet on negative calorie foods alone can prove to be harmful and dangerous to your health since your body relies on calories for energy.

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