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Debunking the Myth: Foods with Negligible Calories

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1. Celery

When food is mostly water (95%) it's a good indicator that it doesn't contain many calories. 

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Celery

When compared to plain water, though, its approximately 15 distinct antioxidants are a major plus.

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2. Chard

Chard, often known as Swiss chard, is a leafy green related to beets and spinach

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Chard

Adding some chopped chard to your next salad, soup, or stir fry will only lower the calorie count by 35 per cup.

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3. Chili peppers

Chili peppers are another low-calorie food option if the bell pepper item piqued your interest. 

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Chili peppers

Chili peppers have even fewer calories than sweet peppers do since they are far less sweet.

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4. Cucumbers

A cup of cucumber has only 16 calories, so it makes sense that they are used in place of higher-calorie foods like tortilla chips and crackers in many dishes.

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Cucumbers

 Slice some up the next time you have a salad or dip to enjoy (or serve) because it is rich in vitamins K, C, and B.

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5. Fennel

Fennel, which looks like an onion but is actually a member of the carrot family botanically, has a flavor similar to that of anise or black licorice. 

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Fennel

If so, you're in luck because there are only 27 calories in a cup of sliced fennel. 

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6. Grapefruit

The "grapefruit diet" has been around for a century, and its adherents swear by its sugar-, carbohydrate-, calorie-, and protein-reducing properties. 

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Grapefruit

Since grapefruits are a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber in addition to being low in calories (37 per half-fruit), this makes a lot of sense.

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