If you want to lose weight, it’s best to focus on Negative Calorie Recipes, especially during the season! But what are they and why are they called “negative calories”? And above all, do they really help you lose weight? The answer is YES!
Negative Calorie Recipes are low-calorie fruits and vegetables whose caloric intake is cancelled out during digestion, since digestion causes the body to expend more energy (and therefore more calories) than they absorb. Eating negative calorie foods therefore allows you to eat a vitamin-rich, low-energy diet but, above all, to increase your daily energy expenditure (and calories) and lose more weight!
On the vegetable side, cabbage, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery, courgettes, asparagus, tomatoes, leeks, lettuce and radishes are known to have an “energy-consuming digestive metabolism” (and to be calorie negative). As for fruit, lemons, watermelon, melon, pineapple, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, apples, peaches and mangoes are all concerned.
If, like us, you would like recipe ideas for eating these negative calorie foods to help you lose weight during the summer, it’s time to take a look at these 15 varied recipes presented in this dossier. From rice salad with fresh melon balls, lean ham and capers to lime granita, grapefruit and Gruyère risotto, tomato, pepper and cucumber gazpacho, chicken quiche without batter, tomato and courgette gazpacho, light pasta with radish and parsley, red fruit soup, diced watermelon with feta and mint or roasted peaches with basil and fresh goat’s cheese, there is something for all tastes and all your sweet and savoury summer cravings. So, it’s over here!