Nowadays, although we are frequently advised to consume foods that are rich in nutrients, we just end up eating more and we still lack the needed nutrients for our body. Therefore, it’s crucial to find out which foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and eat more of them daily.
Also, besides consuming nutrients from calories, it’s crucial to limit the number of calories. For this purpose, you will need foods that are rich in nutrients and low in calories like the ones presented below:
Onions- they can be eaten raw, in salads, or added to different meals. They have only 40 of calories per 100 grams while being rich in beneficial flavonoids.
Watermelon– this tasty and juicy fruit has only 30 calories per 100 grams while it’s rich in antioxidants that are known to speed up the metabolism.
Asparagus- grilled asparagus is tasty, prolongs the satiety, and it has only 20 calories per 100 grams.
Broccoli- it has only 34 calories per 100 grams and it’s a rich source of fiber and plant protein.
Cucumbers- they’re full of water and so they hydrate the whole body. They have only 16 calories per 100 grams and make a great addition to salads and numerous other healthy dishes.
Celery– it’s mostly consisted of water and it only has 16 calories per 100 grams. It hydrates the body and it’s great in salads and numerous other meals.
Brussels sprouts- they’re very low in calories, that is, only 43 per 100 grams. It has a specific taste and it makes meals delicious.
Apples- they have 52 calories per 100 grams and are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Oranges- they have only 47 calories per 100 grams and are rich in vitamin C.
Zucchini- there are numerous ways in which you can use zucchini; in pasta sauces, you can stir-fry it, etc. It only has 17 calories per 100 grams.
Cauliflower- since it possesses anti-inflammatory characteristics; it prevents cardiovascular problems and improves the digestion. You can roast it, boil it and prepare a puree, make pizza dough from it, etc.
Kale– it has only 49 calories per 100 grams while being rich in nutrients, vitamins, protein, fiber, and phytonutrients. You can add it to salads, wraps, or make kale chips.
Carrots- they have only 41 calories per 100 grams. You can roast them, boil them and add them to soups, etc. The choice is up to you.
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