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3/3/09

SO...CABBAGE SOUP IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF DIETING?

On my quest to create better eating habits for my family, I have found quite a few interesting little tid-bits that have intrigued me. One of which is "negative calorie foods." I have printed the list here for easy viewing.

Apparently, there are several fruits and vegetables that occur in nature that while they have calories when consumed, actually result in negative calories to the body after digested. It is said to be because these foods cause the body to extend more calories to digest them than they have through their nutritional content; thus they become zero calorie foods.

Basically, we are to assume that these foods can be consumed in whatever quantity we want without ever feeling guilty. They are healthy and provide nutritional content your body needs, BUT do they give us everything we need? No. I am going to incorporate these foods into my own diet in bulk just to see how I do, but for my boys, I think I'll stick to the good old fashioned food pyramid.

A word of caution...these foods only have a negative calorie effect when consumed without extras added to them like butter, sugar or dips.

Here is the list of what has been dubbed as

"The Negative Calorie Foods List"

Asparagus
Apple

Beets
Cranberries

Broccoli
Grapefruit

Cabbage
Lemon

Carrot
Mango

Cauliflower
Orange
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Celery
Pineapple

Chile
peppers
Raspberries

Cucumber
Strawberries

Dandelion
Tangerine

Endive
Garden cress
Garlic
Green beans
Lettuce
Onion
Papaya
Radishes
Spinach
Turnip
Zucchini

I think I may have to make some good, old fashioned cabbage soup! Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Water...salt, pepper...celery, peppers...hmmm...what else?

5 comments:

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Very interesting!! I'm not so big on cabbage though...but some of he others on the list are yummmm

Heather said...

I know your husband doesn't do soups, but you could try borscht (skip the sour cream garnish) or ratatouille. The latter does involve eggplant and tomatoes, which aren't on the list, but they're both vegetable-heavy. During the hot summer days, we're suckers for gazpacho.

Karen said...

I never heard of this. I thought oranges had calories because they are sweet. Very interesting list.

Sherry said...

Unfortunately, I like the extras. That may be my problem, huh?

Anonymous said...

This is the 0 point veggie list from the Flex Points book from Weight Watchers. You can have as much as you want at any time without affecting your weight loss.

asparagus
beets
broccoli
brussels sprouts
cabbage
cauliflower
celery
cucumber
eggplant
endive
escarole
green or wax beans
greens
hearts of palm
jicama
lettuce
mixed green salad (no dressing)
mushrooms (fresh)
okra
peppers
pickles (unsweetened)
pimientos
pumpkin (fresh)
radishes
saurkraut
scallions
spinach
sprouts
squash (spaghetti, summer and zucchini)
tomatoes
turnips
watercress