Body & Fitness

7 foods that can burn more calories than they contain

Here are a some foods that you can easily add to your diet that burn more calories than they contain.
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With all the high calorie convenience foods on hand nowadays, it often seems impossible to keep your kilojoule intake down. So, to make your food choices easier, we’ve found a few foods to easily add to your diet that can burn more calories than they contain. Dig in!

Cucumber

Cucumber: Contains 16 calories per 100g. A high water content means few calories. Cucumbers can also help to reduce inflammation in the body.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes: Contain 18 calories per 100g. They have a high water content and are also a great source of the antioxidant lycopene.

Celery

Celery: Contains 16 calories per 100g. It’s 75% water and 25% fibre, so crunching on celery can burn more calories than you consume.

Chilli-peppers

Chilli peppers. Contain 40 calories per 100g. Chillies contain a compound called capsaicin, which boosts metabolism, causing the body to burn more calories.

Coffee

Coffee: Contains 2 calories per 100g. Coffee is thermogenic – it stimulates the burning of fat in the body for energy. It also boosts metabolism – but you have to drink it black and without sugar.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower. Contains 25 calories per 100g. Cauliflower contains no fat and lots of fibre. If you eat it lightly steamed or raw, it takes longer to chew, giving your body time to realise it is full.

Asparagus

Asparagus: Contains 20 calories per 100g. Eating asparagus is a good way to detox as it contains diuretic nutrients that remove toxins from the body.

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