Behold the ultimate low-calorie food, the celery stick. Many would relegate this simple stalk to rabbits and dieters, but that would be a mistake. In addition to being one of nature’s lowest-calorie foods at about 5 calories a stem, it packs a ton of nutrition.
t’s also thought that certain phytochemicals, called phthalides, found in celery may relax muscle tissue in artery walls, increase blood flow, and thereby help lower blood pressure. Here, 24 more surprisingly low-cal foods that offer big nutritional payoffs, based on information from The Men’s Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition.
Green tea is high in an antioxidant called ECGC, which may reduce the risk of most cancers and promotes fat burning. According to studies, consuming 2 to 4 cups of green tea a day may torch an extra 50 calories. That translates into about 5 pounds a year!
Excerpted from prevention.com