Saturday, May 31, 2008

Negative Calorie Foods Kiwi

Kiwi is a fantastic fruit that although strange looking, provides an amazing amount of vitamins as well as tastes great. Kiwi is also a negative calorie food, remaining so popular among people on and off of the negative calorie foods diet that it is even part of a common daily search term: "negative calorie foods kiwi."

The Kiwi is an edible fruit, and all of it is edible, including the skin and many seeds. The kiwi is a berry, and yes, it is one of the rare fruits that even has protein. The kiwi is one of the most popular negative calorie foods, and has a massive amount of vitamin C, as well as a lot of vitamins A and E. In addition to that, kiwi also has almost as much potassium as the much publicized banana.

Kiwi skin also has a lot of anti-oxidants, as well as great fiber. Long before the negative calorie foods diet came along, kiwi fruit has been widely praised in many nations for its effects in reducing the risk of blood clots, things the blood, and lowers fat in the blood stream. This makes kiwi one of the healthiest fruits out there.

It's true that among negative calorie foods kiwi is near the top both in substance, fuel, and health. You can argue all you want whether or not it's technically a negative calorie food, but if you replace candy bars with kiwi, you're going to lose a lot of weight. Same deal with replacing simple carbs with kiwi.

Kiwi is one of the healthiest fruits out there, so if you're looking for a high vitamin healthy negative calorie food, kiwi is one you should definitely look at, and it's a negative calorie fruit that you don't need a negative calorie cookbook to work into your diet.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Negative Calorie Foods Diet

There has been a lot of back and forth on whether negative calorie foods exist, or whether it's all snake oil and wives' tales. One thing I've noticed while doing extensive research is that often times the people who are most adamant that "negative calorie foods" is a stupid concept seem to miss what the actual negative foods concept is about.

Negative calories foods are not foods that don't have calorie. All food has calories of some kind unless it's water. Negative calorie foods are foods belonging to a diet that empahsizes foods that are low in calories, but which the body takes more energy to burn than it receives. The theory is that the normal calorie burn from digesting the food and living a normal life will wipe out the calories eaten from these foods.

For example, if a slice of carrot had 10 calories, but took 12 to burn, that food would have -2 calorie effect on your body. That doesn't mean the carrots are -2 calories, but that the end result of this process is to lose weight. The idea with negative calorie foods, which are always certain types of fruits and veggies and are usually very high in fiber, and have a low number of calories to begin with.

These foods are excellent choices for a diet, since they keep you full, but don't add any calories whatsoever.

I repeat this because it's important: no foods have negative calories. The lowest you can possibly get is zero, which is water. But ice water requires the body to work to warm it up for use, meaning that although the calorie amounts burned are paltry (an estimated 50 calories for the recommended 8 glasses of ice water a day), that still creates a negative calorie effect since your body burned 50 calories to process ice water, which gave back 0 calories.

This is what is meant by "negative calorie foods." A more accurate description might be "Foods low in calories that produce a negative calorie effect because of how much energy it takes to burn them," but that doesn't sound very catchy. Meanwhile the term "negative calorie foods" gets the same idea across.

So as for the argument over whether these technically exist or not, negative calorie foods do what they are supposed to for a negative calorie foods diet: they make you lose weight. That's the entire point, isn't it?

The idea of negative calorie foods works for several reasons, and most of these foods have a few things in common that make this possible:

1) All of these foods are extremely high in fiber. This makes it much easier for your body to digest quickly, and use every nutrient while passing the rest straight on through quickly enough that it can't stick around to become fat.

2) All of these foods are either fruits or veggies. There is no other type of food on this list that falls into another food group. These food groups are commonly the healthiest types of food for you anyway, and almost never have any fat, though there are exceptions (like coconuts, which definitely do NOT make the negative foods list).

3) Most all of these foods will have a high water content. This makes sense since no matter how strong a metabolic effect a food has, the higher in calories it is the harder it will be to burn all of them off. Water has no calories, so fruits and veggies that are particularly high in water will have less calories and thus there is less to burn off while digesting.

This is just the beginning of many posts giving more details on the negative calorie foods diet, so keep tuned in for more updates.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Negative Calorie Foods - Truths, Myths, and What Does it All Mean?

Hi, welcome to my negative calorie foods diet blog. The future posts will examine whether negative calorie foods really exist, or not, what foods are closest to zero calories, and whetether or not this diet can really help someone who is struggling to lose weight.

There is a lot of conflicting information about negative calorie foods, and finding the truth about this diet can be very difficult. In the posts to come I will provide you with all the information you need to make your mind up about this exciting and intriguing new diet plan.