20 Nutrient Dense Foods With Almost No Calories

How Do You Get The Most Nutrition Out Of Every Calorie You Intake?

Focusing on nutrition and satisfying meals is the best approach to maintaining your health.

If losing weight is your goal, it has been shown that counting calories is an ineffective approach to achieving weight loss and keeping it off.

If you want to eliminate the need for counting calories, consider selecting foods that will give you the highest nutrition for its calorie count.

I have listed the calorie intake provided by one serving (which is 100 grams) of 20 highly nutritious foods.

Selecting from this list of 20 nutrient dense foods, you can be confident knowing you are ingesting a wide variety of nutrients consuming the lowest calories possible.

20 Nutrient Dense, Low Calorie Foods

1. Celery

High in water content and chewing requirements. Once you have finished chewing celery, you might feel like you have burned some calories.

Per 100 gram serving: 16 calories

2. Lemons

High in antioxidants and highly alkalizing to the body to keep your body at proper ph balance to ward off disease.

Per 100 gram serving: 29 calories

3. Broccoli

High in fiber and plant protein which is needed to keep your colon clean.

Per 100 gram serving: 34 calories

4. Beets

Contains a unique antioxidant called betalains not found in many foods which is also responsible for the beets red color. Stick with raw beets because pickled beets pack more calories.

Per 100 gram serving: 43 calories

5. Apples

Good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and tastes great to boot.

Per 100 gram serving: 52 calories

6. Cucumber

High water content good for hydration alone and great to add to water for flavoring and mineral enrichment.

Per 100 gram serving: 16 calories

7. Oranges

Known for their plentiful source of Vitamin C and quite low in calories compared to other fruits.

Per 100 gram serving: 47 calories

8. Cabbage

Cabbage has been shown to fight cancer, disease and quite an effective addition to a weight loss plan.

Per 100 gram serving: 25 calories

9. Grapefruit

Effective in boosting metabolism and highly recommended to heart patients after surgery.

Per 100 gram serving: 42 calories

10. Cauliflower

Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, for its aid in digestive and cardiovascular health and for its effectiveness in weight loss.

Per 100 gram serving: 25 calories

11. Tomatoes

Contains an antioxidant called lycopene that helps to prevent cancer and ward off heart disease.

Per 100 gram serving: 17 calories

12. Asparagus

A naturally tasty food if slightly grilled or steam and still crunchy. Add herbs and spices over oils and butter to add flavor and keep the calorie count low.

Per 100 gram serving: 20 calories

13. Kale

One of the most nutrient dense foods rich in fiber , phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and proten.

Per 100 gram serving: 49 calories

14. Mushrooms

Although all kinds of mushrooms have a low calorie count, portabellas rank one of the lowest. Mushrooms are packed with earthy flavor and nutrients.

Per 100 gram serving: 22 calories

15. Carrots

Most commonly known to be good for eyesight but they also contain anti-inflammatory properties, help to regulate blood sugar level, and are a natural diuretic.

Per 100 gram serving: 41 calories

16. Brussels Sprouts

A member of the cruciferous vegetable family along with cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli and thus share many of the same qualities and health benefits.

Per 100 gram serving: 43 calories

17. Watermelon

Also contains the antioxident, lycopene , and known to boost the body’s metabolism.

Per 100 gram serving: 30 calories

18. Turnips

This a root vegetable that possesses anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Per 100 gram serving: 28 calories

19. Zucchini

It’s a very versatile food being able to be eaten in salads, breads, soups, pizza and drinks.

Per 100 gram serving: 17 calories

20. Onions

Contains beneficial flavonoids that his powerful antioxidant properties.

Per 100 gram serving: 40 calories

These 20 nutrient dense foods are easy to incorporate into your meal plans. Most of them are inexpensive and many of them are quite versatile to create a variety of dishes.

Even eating them in abundance will have no negative effects on anyone’s weight loss goals.

So bon appetite.




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