100g of almonds contain a whopping 576 calories! Why then is this nut on this list? It's because almonds are packed with essential nutrients, like fibers, proteins, and healthy fats, that can boost your metabolism, improve your brain's health, and sharpen your intelligence.
In fact, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2007 found that consumption of almonds daily for 10 weeks does not lead to gain weight. So you can definitely go ahead and add this nut to your daily diet.
Note: Soaking almonds overnight and then consuming them without their skin is a better idea than having them with the skin on because tannins contained in the almond skin is known to disrupt digestion and prevent the uptake of various vital nutrients contained in this nut.
The reason why apples are so good for your health is because they are rich in fibers and nutrients, but quite low in calories. In fact, a medium-sized apple contains a whopping 4.4g of fiber in it, which is 17% of your daily recommended dose of fiber!
Kids might hate this veggie, but fortunately, as adults, our developed taste buds are pretty okay with the broccoli. And why wouldn't they be? After all, this vegetable is chock-full of nutrients, like vitamin C, K, folate, potassium, and fiber, which is great for strengthening your system, boosting your general health, and cutting down the ungainly fat.
There is a reason why tomatoes and cucumbers feature heavily in salads of most kinds. It's because this fruit is mostly made of water and fiber, and contains very little calories. In fact, 100g of cucumber contains just 16 calories!
Containing just 19 calories in every 100g, tomatoes are the perfect addition to any weight-watcher's meal as this fruit is well-known for containing many essential nutrients, like vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fibers.
This super-economical vegetable might not taste as good as some others (read: carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower), but it's packed in nutrients and contributes very little calories to your body. In fact, 100g of cabbage contains only 24 calories!
No wonder calorie-deficit diets usually recommend drinking a lot of cabbage soup to keep your hunger pangs at bay.
This fruit might be rich in starch, but it has a low glycemic index, which means, it does not cause your blood sugar to spike immediately after consumption, and instead, is slowly digested by your body for a longer and more sustained release of energy.
Plus, this fruit is packed with potassium, which is a vital electrolyte in your body. No wonder athletes love bananas so much!
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