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Vegetables for weight loss

Apart from water and thin soups there is no foods that are as low in calories as vegetables. So it is clear that vegetables are great for losing weight. You should include the following vegetables on your list:

1. Avocados

Potassium, healthy fats, and 3.0 percent fiber make avocados a healthy food for weight loss. The fruit, which we don't count as a fruit here, but as a vegetable, goes wonderfully in a salad. But be careful: Always consider the high number of calories - three times as many as an apple - and don't eat too much avocado.

2. Broccoli

Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium - these are just some of the micronutrients contained in broccoli. In addition, it comes to just 31 kilocalories per 100 grams, has a protein content of 3.0 percent and also provides fiber. Conclusion: the perfect vegetable for weight loss.

3. Mushrooms

Mushrooms - here classified as vegetables, although mushrooms actually represent a separate group - consist of 2.9 percent protein, are low in calories (22 kcal / 100 g) and have a very low glycemic index (GI) of 15 (for comparison: glucose has the maximum value with a GI of 100).[2] That is, they hardly make the blood sugar level rise. This makes them one of the best foods for weight loss. With the Creamy Mushroom FIT Soup from nu3 you get this weight loss aid prepared in 2 minutes.

4. Fennel

Fennel also has a GI of 15.[2] And since the vegetables only have 23 kilocalories per 100 grams, they are almost as good for losing weight as mushrooms. Only the protein content is lower at 1.1 percent.

5. Kale

100 grams of kale has only 45 calories, but 4.3 grams of protein and 4.2 grams of fiber. In addition, kale provides more than twice as much vitamin C as a lemon and contains other important nutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and iodine. You couldn't ask for more from a vegetable for weight loss.

6. Cucumber

The cucumber has just 13 calories per 100 grams, because it consists of 96 percent water. It is therefore ideally suited as a food for weight loss.

7. Carrots

Carrots are relatively low in calories (38 kcal / 100 g) and full of fiber (2.6%), which contribute to satiety. They are also rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene.

8. Rhubarb

One of the lowest calorie vegetables is rhubarb (12 kcal / 100 g). Yes, you read that right, from a botanical point of view, rhubarb is a vegetable. In the kitchen, however, it is treated like fruit because of its fruity taste. By the way: the spring vegetables contain valuable nutrients such as vitamin C and calcium.

9. Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts have the perfect nutritional values ​​for foods that can help you lose weight: 4.0 percent protein and 4.3 percent fiber with just 3.5 percent carbohydrates and 0.5 percent fat. That adds up to just 43 calories per 100 grams. Bonus: Brussels sprouts contain a lot of vitamin C and lower amounts of calcium and magnesium.

10. Salad

Do you have to mention that lettuce is a perfect weight loss food because of its infinitesimally low number of calories and the fiber it contains? Hardly likely. In the following list we have summarized various types of lettuce - sorted according to the calories per 100 grams - for you:

  • Lollo Bionda (11 kcal)
  • Chicory (14 kcal)
  • Frisée, oak leaf, lettuce (14 kcal)
  • Iceberg lettuce (16 kcal)
  • Lollo Rosso, romaine lettuce, Batavia (16 kcal)
  • Radicchio (17 kcal)
  • Lamb's lettuce, endive (23 kcal)
  • Rocket (28 kcal)

11. Celery

Celeriac consists of 90 percent water and accordingly has a very low energy density (28 kcal / 100 g). Is There a Better Food for Weight Loss? Yes: celery! This brings it to 94 percent water and a meager 14 kilocalories per 100 grams.

12. Asparagus

Asparagus - whether green or white - has 27 kilocalories per 100 grams, as it consists of over 90 percent water. Nevertheless, asparagus contains many vitamins and minerals. One can be sad that this vegetable for weight loss is only in season from March to June.

13. Spinach

Spinach is low in calories (23 kcal / 100 g), has a protein content of 2.7 grams and a fiber content of 2.6 grams with only 0.4 grams of fat and 0.8 grams of carbohydrates. Sounds like a food that is made for weight loss.

14. Savoy cabbage

31 calories, 2.8 grams of protein and 2.6 grams of fiber per 100 grams speak for themselves. The cabbage vegetables also provide a lot of vitamin C and calcium, magnesium and zinc. A top food that we can put on our menu more often.

15. Tomatoes

As is well known, tomatoes consist “only of water” - at least Dutch ones. Well, that's exaggerated, but only light: A water content of around 94 percent ensures extremely low calorie counts (21 kcal / 100 g) in the versatile fruit, which contains vitamin A, beta-carotenes and potassium, among other things.

With its few calories, the tomato doesn't just look good in a salad. You can also make a low-calorie dish for lunch or dinner as a tomato soup such as BEAVITA's tomato soup (only 204 kcal / portion).