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Written by
Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamAug 08, 2018

5 Low-calorie foods that can be added to your daily meals

5 Low-calorie foods that can be added to your daily meals
Quick Bites
  • Our body needs calories for energy
  • Consuming too many calories and not burning enough could lead to multiple other health risks
  • It is better to eat foods that are low in calorie and give the body sufficient energy
  • Here are some foods that contain fewer calories that will help you be healthy

Calories are not bad for the body if consumed in moderation. Our body needs calories for energy but consuming too many calories and not burning enough could lead to multiple other health risks such as obesity and heart diseases. It is better to eat foods that are low in calorie and give the body sufficient energy. Here are some foods that contain fewer calories and would especially help you if you are planning to get rid of the excess fat: 

Cucumbers

Also read: Benefits of eating "Unpeeled" cucumbers that you were not aware of

Cucumbers are 96 per cent water and they can be used in salads or toppings in various dishes. They are low in calorie and high in vitamins and minerals. A serving of 100 grams of cucumber contains approximately 16 calories. This allows a person to eat as many cucumbers as they want without worrying about gaining extra kilos. Since cucumbers contain mostly water and are low in calories, they can help with weight loss and keep you hydrated.

Carrots 

1 medium carrot contains about 25 calories and a large carrot contains approximately 30 calories. It is a good source of vitamin A and they can be eaten in various ways: you can steam them, eat them raw or even cook them with other vegetables. Carrots are high in antioxidants and improve brain health and cognitive functions. 

Beetroot 

100 grams of beetroot contains 43 calories and is excellent for losing weight. It can be eaten raw as well as cooked. It is good for weight loss as it contains hardly any fat and is a good source of fibre. It also helps to detoxify the system and cleanse the body of excess water and toxic materials. If you have troubles with weight loss, all you need to add are beetroot in your diet and voila! It will help.

Mushrooms 

It is easily available in the market and is low in prices. 1 medium size mushroom contains about 4 calories, which means a cup of 60 grams of mushrooms gives about 12 calories. It helps in weight management and has other health benefits. It boosts the immunity system, protects from cardiovascular benefits, helps in diabetes, strengthens metabolism, helps with stomach problems, helps in maintain haemoglobin and helps avoid malnutrition.

Also read: Health Benefits of Beetroot

Spinach 

Spinach contains about 25 calories per 100 gram. Spinach is packed with vitamin K, which helps with bone health. Remember the strength it gave to Popeye, it was a cartoon but the health benefits of this green vegetable are real. 

These foods can easily be added to your day-to-day meals and give you health benefits. Low-calorie food would help in marinating a healthy weight, a healthy heart and a strong immunity system.  Starting today, you should include these in your diet and you will feel good.  

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