In the first part of this, we explored primarily vegetables that take more calories to digest than the item contains. This part focuses on fruit. They weren’t lying when they said that people should eat more fruit and vegetables in their diets, even if a person prefers to eat a lot of meat. Many of the fruits in this list can be used to enhance the flavor of meat, in fact.
One thing that you might notice is that all of these fruits are high in water content, most are high in fiber, and most contain antioxidants. This is a commonality among fruits that are negative calorie. It also helps when the fruits are kinds that most people enjoy. Which do you especially like?
Cranberries may indeed have 50 calories per cup, but they are actually negative calorie fruits. These are commonly made into cranberry sauce late in the year, in which case the calories do add up because sugar is usually added since cranberries are tart. Still, cranberry juice is especially healthy, particularly for kidney health. Cranberries are also high in vitamin C and manganese. The GLI for cranberries is 2. Incidentally, it is easy to make a healthier alternative to store-bought cranberry sauce.
It might surprise people, considering how sweet many apples are, that apples are on the list of negative calorie foods. However, apples contain a lot of dietary fiber, which means that the digestive system needs to burn more calories in order to digest them. Apples are also a good source of vitamin C and potassium.
It should come as no surprise that watermelon is a negative calorie food. It has a very large water content. Watermelon also contains a good amount of vitamins A and C, plus several antioxidants. And yes, it is true; watermelons are technically berries. Incidentally, it makes no difference if the watermelons are seeded or seedless, they are still good for you. The GLI for watermelon is 3.
An orange is a negative calorie food that is well known for being very high in vitamin C. A cupful of the segments contains 160% of the daily requirement for vitamin C. What many people don't know is that oranges are also high in dietary fiber, folate, niacin, calcium, and potassium.
Pineapple is negative calorie, very high in vitamin C, very high in manganese, high in copper, high in dietary fiber, high in antioxidants, and raw pineapple contains substances that ease joint pain and swelling. This means that it isn't just delicious and healthy, it is great for diabetics, people on diets, and people suffering from arthritis. If that isn't enough, pineapple is also high in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B6.