6. Lettuce:


Most people think salad when they hear lettuce. That’s fine, as long as you don’t load it up with other fatty ingredients like bacon and heavy dressing. Instead, use a good low calorie dressing like apple cider vinegar, garlic, and lemon juice. Iceberg lettuce is just 6 calories per 1 cup serving. Romaine lettuce is 10 calories per 1 cup serving

7. Lemons:


It’s not as if you’re going to sit around eating lemons in order to keep your calories down, but it’s nice to know that you can use them as much as you want and you won’t be putting much of a strain on your total calories consumed in a day. That’s why lemons are great for flavoring up a glass of water, or sprinkling on top of fish and other foods to give them a bit of zest. They’re also an alkalizing food and contain antioxidants to keep you healthy. Total calories per 100g serving: 29

8. Watermelon:

Food, fresh. Watermelon on the table

Watermelon has a low number of calories, despite being so naturally sweet. This has to be the sweetest food on our list, while still ranking considerably low in calories. The great news is that in addition to being a crowd pleaser, watermelon has antioxidants that help your body in many ways. It’s also been shown to be able to boost your metabolism, just don’t go overboard on portion sizes. Total calories per 100g serving: 30

9. Cabbage:


Many nutritionists as well as fitness experts eat cabbage without paying attention to the amounts. It is one of those foods which contain very few calories and make your body burn more than they feed you, while giving you some very healthy nutrients. Its high sulphur and vitamin C content make it a very powerful food when it comes to protecting your body from disease. It contains only 25 calories per one hundred grams, 10 percent of your daily fiber requirements and almost no fat at all. A hundred grams of cabbage provides you with 60 percent of your daily vitamin C needs, and some magnesium, iron, calcium and vitamins A and B-6 as well.

10. Tomatoes:


A small tomato has more than a full gram of fiber and just 16 calories; try cutting tomatoes into wedges and drizzling them with balsamic vinegar, chopped basil, and salt for a delicious and super low-calorie salad.

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