Low calorie vegetables: Add these 10 veggies to your low-cal diet
Any healthy diet is incomplete without fruits and vegetables, which add the much-needed punch of essential vitamins and minerals in our daily meals. Fruits and vegetables are an absolute must for all low-calorie diets in particular. Whether you want to lose weight to become fitter or want to shed some kilos to manage chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, adding low-calorie vegetables to your diet and reducing consumption of processed and red meats, and processed grains, may be one advice you will always be given. Most low-calorie diets tend to give you results in the form of quicker weight loss, as they recommend more inclusion of fibre and protein-rich ‘good’ foods and reduce consumption of poor quality or junk foods.
All calorie-restricting diets must be rich in vegetables, as fresh veggies can ensure a steady supply of healthy nutrients to your body as well as ensure that you stay full for longer and don’t suffer from hunger pangs. According to U.S. dietary guidelines, one should eat between two and two and a half cups of vegetables daily, to stay healthy and keep one’s weight in check. A growing body of evidence has also indicated that increasing portion of fruits and vegetable in daily diet may reduce risks of a number of diseases including heart ailments. This is because vegetables are low in sodium content, sugar, fat and cholesterol.