The 10 calorie vegetables
If you want to lose weight, vegetables should be put on the menu, you should know that some of them contain more calories than others.
Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, which is full of goodness.
It contains monounsaturated fatty acids that fight bad cholesterol. In addition, its fiber content facilitates transit and promotes good digestion.
Its health benefits mean that it can be included in the menu as part of a diet provided it is not accompanied by mayonnaise or vinegar and is consumed in reasonable quantities.
Peas, due to their richness in carbohydrates, are among the most pricier vegetables. However, it is rich in protein that promotes satiety. So it is better to eat a plate of peas at noon instead of steamed zucchini to avoid hunger at snack time and hurry up with sweet snacks ...
They are also low in fat and rich in fiber, which makes them easy to digest.
Although beetroot is rich in carbohydrates, it promotes weight loss thanks to its fiber content, which causes a feeling of satiety through stomach bloating.
In addition, its richness in antioxidants promotes the elimination of liver and kidneys.
If it is not eaten from morning to evening, then beets do not make you fat but bring the necessary vitality to the body when you are on a diet.
Corn is excellent for health. It is rich in vitamins, especially group B and minerals (phosphorous, magnesium, iron and zinc). Its antioxidant content helps boost the immune system and promote the elimination of toxins.
Consuming it as part of balanced meals, in a mixed salad for example, does not make you fat. It is considered a starchy food, however it should not be associated with other starchy foods such as bread or potatoes for example.
Artichokes are among the vegetables that are rich in carbohydrates, which makes it one of the most high-calorie vegetables. However, its low fat content and high fiber and vitamin content make it easy to digest and promote elimination.
When consumed in reasonable quantities, it can be ideally incorporated into a diet, provided that the vinaigrette that often accompanies it, is replaced with a sauce based on 0% lemon juice, lime juice and fine herbs.
Brussels sprouts are certainly one of the most calorie-rich vegetables with about forty calories per 100 grams, but they remain a nutritional food par excellence. Good for health, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.
It contains sulfur, it also helps purify the liver and get rid of toxins.
To better digest them and avoid bloating, it is advisable to blanch them before cooking.
Eggplants, like apples, are rich in pectin, which promotes satiety. Pectin contains soluble fibers that swell in water and thus in the abdomen, reducing appetite.
This soluble fiber also has the ability to lock in fat and eliminate toxins.
Steamed, or in foil, it can be served with light yogurt and herb sauce for maximum enjoyment without the calories that come with it.
Broccoli, which contains 34 calories per 100 grams, is a vegetable that has higher calories than its cousins, but is still lower in fat and carbohydrates.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, it is recommended in low-fat diets that limit the consumption of dairy products (cheese, full-fat yoghurt, fresh cream, etc.).
When eaten raw or cooked, it is best cooked for fragile intestines.
Potatoes do not have a good pressure in weight loss diets. However, it is not monotonous. Its high fiber content slows down the digestion of carbohydrates and promotes a feeling of satiety.
In addition, if the cooking method is suitable, it does not make you fat. For example, it is necessary to prefer steaming rather than reducing it to a puree, since the fact that it is crushed (as in french fries) increases the glycemic index.
Green beans are rich in fiber and minerals (iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorous...) and vitamins (A, B9, C).
It has more calories than some other vegetables, however it is best used during a weight loss diet provided it is cooked without fat. Oil or butter can be replaced with herbs and garlic to preserve the pleasant taste.