Top 15 negative calorie vegetables

By Julie

Passionnée de bien-être et toujours à la recherche de nouvelles tendances culinaires, Julie rédige les articles concernant la cuisine et le soin de soi au quotidien.


No, you’re not dreaming! There are some food items that require more energy to digest than they provide! Beautysané explains why and lists the top 15 new best friends for your figure.

Why are we talking about negative calories?

There is a theory that certain foods provide fewer calories than are required to digest them.

Although this hypothesis has no real scientific basis, these conclusions are in line with what is recommended for a balanced diet, i.e. eating fruit and vegetables at every meal! Low in calories and/or rich in water, they help us to lose weight and/or stabilise our weight. Here are Beautysané’s 15 favourite vegetables, just for you!

1) Cabbage

Whether it’s white cabbage, red cabbage, Chinese cabbage (Napa), Brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflower or even broccoli, it’s easy to give in to temptation without feeling like you’re always eating the same thing. Economical and low in calories, it also helps you fill up with vitamin C and folic acid! In short, it’s our little darling!

2) Endive

Full of water and fibre, endive also contains many minerals and vitamin C! In short, just the thought of endive makes your mouth water.

3) Green beans

Rich in vitamins and minerals, green beans will not let you down!

4) Celery

Although celery is low in calories, it is even more interesting for its contribution of vitamins K, B6 and C and also for its high level of antioxidants! Perfect as a side, but also as an aperitif or snack.
As for celeriac, it’s a worthy rival. Low in calories, its contribution of vitamins K, B5, B6, and C, as well as copper and manganese, make it an ideal vegetable!

5) Onion

Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements and fibre and with a very low calorie content, there is more than enough reason for you to fall in love with onions!

6) Cucumber

Economical, low in calories and very high in water, vitamins and minerals, it has it all!

7) Asparagus

Rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamins and fibre, as well as being low in calories.

8) Swiss chard

Very low in calories, while being rich in essential vitamins and nutrients, it would be a shame to deprive yourself of it!

9) Beetroot

From the same family as the chard, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential trace elements! Its sweet taste makes us fall in love with it!

10) Leek

Low in calories, it will give you plenty of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

11) Carott

The list of its benefits is rather long: vitamins A, B6, K, B1, B2, B3, C, as well as iron, phosphorus and potassium, not to mention the fact that it makes you feel good! All that remains is for you to choose your favourite from among its many varieties.

12) Peppers

Low in calories, they also allow you to stock up on vitamins, antioxidants and fibre. Whether green, orange or red, all peppers are good!

13) Aubergine

Low in calories, it adds large amounts of fibre, minerals and vitamins to your meals, and even sunshine!

14) Radish

Whether pink or black, it is low in calories but packed with vitamins, it would be a shame to go without it! Just avoid eating it with butter and opt instead for a salt crust, or try it as a side dish (even cooked) or in a salad, either way it is delicious!

15) Spinach

Forget the spinach you remember from the school canteen and rediscover it barely cooked or raw in a salad! Inexpensive, rich in fibre, vitamins and with a significant amount of iron, it has it all!

16) Tomato

This fruit has taken the place of a vegetable in our dishes! Low in calories, it provides vitamins, minerals and lycopene. So you can eat it to your heart’s content without blushing!

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