5 Top Low Calorie Foods that Keep you Fit

Replacing some of the high calorie, processed foods in your diet with the following low calorie foods will help to keep you fit and healthy.

1. Black Rice

Many people have turned to brown rice rather than using white rice but black rice is even better. Take in more fiber and antioxidants while consuming less calories.

2. Asparagus

Asparagus contains only 27 calories a cup and there are many ways to add it to your diet. Put it in a salad, grill it, or steam it. Of course, loading it with salt and butter adds more calories and makes it unhealthy.

3. Carrots

Carrots are filling but they contain minimal calories. A whole cup only contains 52 calories. Carrots are very convenient for snacking, you can eat them raw in salads or add them to many cooked dishes. They are a valuable source of vitamin A and fiber.

4. Mushrooms

A large handful of mushrooms contains only 15 calories. They are very versatile and can be used in many foods, giving the benefit of antioxidants, vitamin B’s and potassium. They are not only low in calories but high in fiber so they help to fill you up.

5. Lettuce

At only five calories in a cup, lettuce provides the perfect low calorie base for many nutritious meals. Those that are dark and rich in color provide more nutrients. Romaine lettuce is not only low in calories but is also a source of vitamin C, A and K as well as folate.