When you think of zero calorie foods, what comes to mind? Likely celery! There are many jokes surrounding this “negative” calorie stick as a diet option. For instance, the idea that you actually burn calories eating a stick.
The good news about nature’s lowest-calorie food is that it packs a mere five calories per stem, along with a ton of nutrients and phytochemicals that encourage blood flow and lower blood pressure. This means that just because celery is a zero calorie food; doesn’t mean its void of nutritional value all together.
However, for those who aren’t excited by celery, rabbits excluded of course, there are plenty of other surprisingly zero calories foods that pack hefty nutritional advantages …
Mushrooms of all varieties weigh in at a meager two calories per button, which means you can eat a whole bushel. Plus, they are super high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which benefits cognitive function, immunity, as well as eye, lung, reproductive, and skin health.