Nutrition

20 Foods With Zero Calories That Can Help You Lose Weight

What if we told you that you could lose weight by eating more food?

By The Weekly | December 26, 2017

Well, we would be exaggerating of course. While this notion of negative calories – that is, foods that burn more energy during digestion than the amount of calories they contain – has long been disputed by health experts, there is no denying that low-calorie snacks are far more nutritious than a bag of salted chips.

From apricots to tomatoes, these surprisingly low-energy fruits and veggies contain only 14 to 60 calories per 100g (so they are not exactly zero calories, but they might as well be!), making them the perfect snack for when you’re feeling peckish, or to use in your dishes.

Flick through the gallery below for the whole list:

Apples

1. Apples
Great on its own or slice into yoghurts or salads.

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2. Apricots
Dried apricots are great snacks to have if you feel a midday craving coming.

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3. Beetroot
A nice salad topper or blend into your juices.

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4. Broccoli

Steamed or fried, or drizzle melted cheese over for a yummy side dish.

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5. Cauliflower
Versatile veggie for stir-fries, or eat steamed as a healthier version.

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6. Celery
Slice into salads to add extra crunch.

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7. Cucumber
A great veggie to add crunch to salads or sandwiches.

Garlic

8. Garlic
One of the most versatile ingredients to add fragrance to any dish.

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9. Grapefruit
A cup of grapefruit juice every morning can help you slim down!

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10. Green Beans
Another Asian stir-fry fave, goes especially well with rice.

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11. Kale
One of the healthiest veggies you can find, especially great in salads.

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12. Leeks
Add robust flavour to your dish with this veggie.

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13. Lemons
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink for a good detox.

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14. Lettuce
Why not do away with bread slices and use leaves of lettuce as your wrap instead?

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15. Onions
Add to stir-fries or your burgers and sandwiches.

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16. Raspberries
They make nice toppings on desserts and yoghurts.

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17. Strawberries
Eat them on their own or top them on desserts.

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18. Tomatoes
Slice into sandwiches, burgers and salads.

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19. Watercress
Top your salads with these for added flavour.

Watermelon

20. Watermelon
Hydrate with this refreshing fruit or blend into your smoothies.

This article originally appeared on foodtolove.com.au. Additional reporting: Sean Tan 

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