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These Alkaline Foods Can Fight Obesity, Help You Lose Weight And Prevent Heart Disease

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re surely wondering how many calories foods contain. In fact, many people wonder which foods contains more calories than others, as calorie counting has become the go-to method for losing weight.

However, you should also know that there are many foods you can eat without counting calories, as they won’t make you gain any weight.

The foods you can see on the list below are rich in nutrients such as fiber which are essential for your digestion and metabolism and will prevent you from gaining weight. If you want to maintain your weight and still eat a healthy and tasty diet, we suggest trying them out.

Green salad

Lettuce salad is low on calories, but rich in essential vitamins and minerals. A single lettuce leaf has only 3 calories, so you can eat the salad as a snack without the fear of gaining weight.

Berries

Cranberries and blackberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is great for your digestion, immune and cardiovascular system. On the other hand, currants can also help you against edema as they’re a natural diuretic.

Eggs

Eggs are a great protein source and other nutrients which will keep you satiated and help you achieve your weight loss goals. However, this goes for boiled, not fried eggs.

Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage

Consume these vegetables a few times a week to boost your vitamin C levels. Don’t eat them every day, however, as they can disrupt your iodine levels.

Pineapple

Pineapples contain a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as a compound known as bromelain that can help you lose all your excess belly fat.

Apples and plums

100 gr. of apple have 50 calories, while 100 gr. of plums have 45 calories, which makes both fruits a perfect addition to your diet. Both apples and plums also contain fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients which can significantly improve your digestion and overall health.

Beets

Beets can reinforce your immune system, strengthen your muscles, regulate your blood sugar levels and help the body burn fat as well.

Zucchinis

Zucchinis are the perfect addition to your diet as they contain essential nutrients but have almost no calories at all. Plus, they’re pretty versatile and can be eaten in a variety of ways.

Citrus fruits

Oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons will provide your body with vitamin C and fiber which will improve your digestion and metabolism, as well as your liver function. In this way, they will promote better burning of fat and help you lose weight.

Cucumber

90% of cucumbers are actually water and they have a variety of vitamins and minerals which will promote better fat burn and overall health. They are great against edema and bloating as well as other digestive problems.

Eggplant

A cup of grilled eggplant has only 24 calories and is a great food of choice if you’re trying to lose weight.

Melon

Melons are tasty and hydrating and can also detoxify your body. They have a pH value of 8.5, which makes them the ideal alkaline food. Consume more of this delicious fruit and you will neutralize all the acids in your body.

Bananas

Bananas are great for your digestion and heart health and can also regulate your blood sugar levels and help you lose weight. They are rich in fiber and other essential nutrients including vitamin B, potassium and magnesium.

Popcorn

Popcorn are probably the only snack you can eat when trying to lose weight, since a cup (no butter on top) has only 31 calories.

Celery

Celery is actually made of 95% water, which means it acts as a diuretic and prevents fluid retention. Add the vegetable in your diet and you will definitely lose some weight soon.

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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