July 21, 2018 08:54
If you're worried about gaining weight, eat more low-calorie vegetables.
There are the so-called "negative-calorie foods," which are said to have a negative calorific impact as digesting them requires more calories than they contain, although there is no scientific evidence for that yet. These consist of vegetables with a hard skin like broccoli, cabbage, celery, and cucumber.
"They are high in fiber with fewer calories," said Prof. Ko Gwang-suk at Ewha Womans University.
Eating them with other foods can help prevent the absorption of fat and carbohydrates.
Other calorie-burning foods include bean curd, chicken breast, squid and tuna, which are all low in fat and high in protein. But to maximize their health benefits, they are best eaten steamed rather than fried.
However, eating only these foods can harm your body. "To keep healthy, women normally require 1,200 calories per day and men need 1,800 calories," said Lee Jung-joo at Kyunghee University Hospital at Gangdong.
You can eat a meal consisting solely of such foods just once per day or a couple of times a week, as a balanced diet is the key to maintaining good health.
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