Diet is not a verb, it is a noun! Diet is a Lifestyle! Eating in a way that allows you to promote longevity and keep illness at bay. Let’s look closer at how foods can work for our bodies, providing nutrition, energy and an opportunity to for our bodies to burn extra consumed calories.
All foods have a nutrient (carbohydrate, fat, protein), caloric (calories) and vitamin & mineral content. Vitamins stimulate living tissues to produce enzymes that breakdown the caloric nutrients of that food.
The foods with negative calorie contain sufficient vitamins & minerals that produce enzymes in quantities which are then able to break down not only its own calories, but additional calories from previous digestion as well. This is called “negative calorie effect”.
Calorie is a unit of energy. The energy can be measured by many methods. The calories in foods depend on their composition and the calorie value and the average energy of a large number of different samples of the food.
1 calorie = 4.184 joule
1 negative calorie = -4.184 joules
Negative calorie foods use more calories to digest than the calories food actually contains! Calories from these foods are much harder for the body to use. In other words, the body has to work harder in order to extract calories from these foods. Even though a food may contain equal amount of calories, much less of these calories can possibly turn into fat in negative calorie foods, as fewer calories are actually available to the body. This gives these foods a tremendous natural fat-burning advantage.
Consider the facts:
- A piece of dessert consisting of 400 Calories may only require 150 Calorie to digest by our body, resulting in a net gain of 250 calories which is added to our body fat !
- On the other hand, a 5 calorie raw piece of celery will require much more calories to chew and digest, so resulting in a net loss of calories from our body fat !! It implies that the more you eat, the more you lose weight!!!
Therefore, these foods are said to be good for achieving weight loss naturally without starving. Several vegetables and fruits written below have negative calorie effect, these are foods that can be eaten in generous quantities .
1. Foods that will flatten your tummy are: Lentils, Cantaloupe, Kiwi, Plum.
2. Tricks to increase your metabolism include: Drinking Black and Green Tea’s, Coffee, eating Chili peppers and Curry in soups, rice and pasta’s. Walk, Jog, Swim, or participate in a Sport 30 minutes a day.
See below for more “tasteful” opportunities to enhance your Lifestyle by including Calorie Burning Foods.
|Negative Calorie Vegetables|
|Negative Calorie Fruits|