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7 Low-Calorie Foods Filled With Nutrients


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Are you tired of worrying about calories every time you eat? I will show you how to eat until you’re full without consuming lots of calories.

The secret lies in eating low-calorie, nutrient dense foods. These foods will keep you full for long and give your body lots vitamins and nutrients.

Broccoli

Most people have strong feelings for this cruciferous vegetable. They either love it or can’t stand it. If you love it, keep eating more of it. If you don’t like it, consider giving it a second chance. After all, broccoli can be tasty when cooked properly.

Broccoli contains lots of nutrients including vitamins A, C, E, K and B6, potassium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, fiber and protein. One hundred grams of broccoli contains 34 calories.

Watermelon

This juicy and sweet fruit should be part of your summer diet. It’s made of 90 percent water and contains lots of nutrients.

One slice can give you vitamins A, B6 and C. Plus, antioxidants, lycopene and low amounts of potassium. One cup of diced watermelon contains 46 calories.

Celery

Celery is the ultimate low-calorie food. One large celery stalk contains 10 calories. And it’s a good source of vitamin A and K, folate, fiber, protein, calcium and potassium.

In fact, research shows that regular intake of celery can lower risk of breast cancer. Here are other health benefits you should know.

Apples

I bet you’re not surprised to see apples on this list.

You see, many of us know the benefits of this fruit but don’t eat it regularly. Start snacking on apples to control hunger and improve your health.

A medium-sized apple has 95 calories, and it’ll give you high amounts of vitamin C and fiber.

Oranges

This sweet and juicy fruit will give you lots of nutrients and vitamins. But avoid drinking fresh orange juice because it has lots of sugar and lacks fiber.

One orange will give about 70 percent of the vitamin C you need in a day. Oranges are also a good source of fiber, folate, potassium and vitamin B. One orange has 45 calories.

Kale

Kale is one of the healthiest greens. It contains high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and potassium.

You can add it to your salad, make smoothies or kale chips. A cup of chopped kale has 33 calories.

Carrots

Carrots are the perfect snack. They’re cheap, crunchy and tasty. You can enjoy them raw, steamed, grated, mashed or boiled.

You probably know that they’re good for your eyesight, thanks to vitamin A. Well, they also contain vitamins C, K and B8, pantothenic acid, folate, iron, copper, potassium and manganese. One carrot has 25 calories.

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