14 Nutrient-Packed Low Calorie Foods To Boost Your Weight Loss

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

low calorie foods

5. Apples

1 cup of chopped apples contains as little as 65 calories, making it a truly low calorie fruit (15). Plus, the fruit is chock-full of vitamin C and potassium, as well as quercetin, an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant compound (1617,1819).

Additionally, apples also contain catechins, antioxidants that improve brain and muscle function, and chlorogenic acid, which lowers blood sugar and boosts weight loss (20,2122).

The antioxidants in apples, as well as their fiber content, slow down digestion to stabilize blood sugar and improve type 2 diabetes (23,24, 25).

6. Oranges

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At 62 calories per fruit, oranges are a low calorie way to get your daily dose of vitamin C.

They also contain some , folate, and potassium (26).

An orange actually contains over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids. Many of these have anti-inflammatory effects as well as antioxidant properties (27).

The American Heart Association actually suggests that eating plenty of citrus fruits can reduce ischemic stroke in women by up to 19 percent.

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