Weightloss Myths? // Negative Calorie Foods


HOLD ON (1)Negative calorie foods.

Sounds like a dieters dream, right?

I’ve heard a lot about these foods in the past – they basically are foods that take more energy (thermic effect) to digest than energy they give you, thus having the name negative calorie.

These foods already tend to be very low in calorie.

Here’s a list of some ‘negative calorie food’:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Courgette
  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cranberry
  • Lemons
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Tangerine
  • Watermelon

From what I can tell, there is zero scientific evidence to suggest that negative calorie foods really do exist and the only real negative calorie thing consumed by humans is cold water, which has zero calories but the body will use a small amount of energy to warm it up.

I found that Thermic Effect of Food usually wastes about 10% of calories, but can reach up to about 20% in some food, but never 100% or more.

Coca-Cola and Nestle were actually fined in 2007 for saying their a green tea drink of theirs burned 20-33 more calories than it gave!

It seems to me that these negative calorie foods are in fact just low calorie foods, that if eaten will result in weight loss due to being low in calories, not actually being negative!

Do you believe in low calories foods?



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