Negative Calorie Foods That Boost Metabolism

  • 15-Aug-2019   
  • | Fathima Khaja Mohaideen
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  • Average Reading Time: 3 minutes   

There are so many varieties of fruits and vegetables, proteins and carbs that are available to us but not every food is created equally and not every calorie is burned equally in your body. It varies from quantity to body.

Did you know there are a variety of foods that create a negative-calorie effect food? What they are and why they derived that name? These negative-calorie foods improve your metabolism and help you lose weight effectively. These foods are usually plant-derived foods that are high in water content and rich in fiber. Once your body has consumed fiber, it takes a longer time to burn off fibrous foods; your metabolism continues to stay accelerated.

Watermelon:

This popular fruit is extremely low in calories and does a great job at helping those who are looking to lose weight. It is a very rich source of B vitamins, which increase your energy levels and reduce your need to eat extra foods. Watermelon contains no fat and very few calories, so it’s foreseeable that it is a benefit. It also has the power to boost your metabolic rate to a higher level than other fruits, due to the fact that it contains so much fiber and protein.

Apples or Oranges:

We all have heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples and oranges contain amazingly powerful nutrients that improve your quality of life. Apples have been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 17%. Meanwhile, oranges contain magnesium and potassium, which naturally regulate blood pressure. Further, they are a source of something called hesperidin, which lowers levels of bad cholesterol. It helps cut stroke risk by almost 20%.

Tomatoes:

Is it a fruit or a vegetable, well we can debate over that forever. This versatile staple can be used in lots of different recipes. The lycopene in tomatoes is capable of inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Men may be especially interested to learn that tomatoes are particularly connected with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. If you suffer from type 2 diabetes or you’re concerned about developing type 2 diabetes, consider lots of tomatoes. The chromium that they contain might help your body to regulate blood sugar levels.

Cucumbers:

Cucumbers are mostly made up of water. They can keep you hydrated before or after a long workout at the gym. Due to their high water content, many people mistakenly assume that cucumbers don’t do much else for your overall health. However, it is definitely worth noting that a diet rich in cucumbers may help to improve your resistance to disease. It is one of the best vegetable when it comes to providing vitamin C.

Broccoli:

It contains around 30 calories per serving and has a couple of different properties that make it an ally of those who are trying to lose weight. The fiber content is huge, helping you feeling full. Broccoli can also be an excellent addition to your diet, if you are looking to improving your immune system. Make sure that you either steam it or consume it raw so that you preserve all of the nutrients in it.

The theory behind zero calorie or negative calorie foods is that they contain such a negligible amount of calories that the energy you expend eating them cancels out their calories. These foods essentially contain more water than they do calories and require more calories to utilize them than they hold. Thus, making these foods essentially calorie free.

So make sure you snack on these when you are feeling hungry between meals.


With Double Masters in Communication, Fathima has found herself calling as a free lance writer. When she’s not penning down the latest news and discovering the newest happenings, she can be seen travelling, cheering on her favourite sports teams and trying out new food.

Fathima Khaja Mohaideen