Grapes are a delicious negative calorie food. The more you eat, the more calories you burn. Grapes have a high proportion of antioxidants. Grapes can be eaten to fight against metabolic syndrome while lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Grapes do contain a lot of sugars such as fructose and glucose, but their positive benefits outweigh this cost. If you need to eat something sweet, then grapes are the way to go.
Red grapes are especially high in fiber, so they keep you feeling full for much longer. The combination of natural sugars and natural fibers make grapes a great source of energy. It takes your body longer to break through the fibers and release the sugar. So you get a slow release, rather than the spike of sugar from other fruits.
Grapes also have a high water content, which helps to keep you feeling full. Often we mistake a feeling of thirst for a feeling of hunger. Grapes are actually recommended by doctors for patients fighting diabetes. Grapes help maintain even glucose levels and prevent glucose and insulin spikes. They increase the amount of nitric oxide in the blood. That prevents dangerous blood clots.
We have all heard the rumors about asparagus. Sure it might make things smell funny, but this food has gotten a bad reputation. It’s really good for you and is another negative calorie food. We don’t want a diet of exclusively negative calorie foods of course, as you do need energy to keep your body running. But asparagus is the perfect side dish.
Asparagus is really delicious and very healthy as long as it is organic or locally grown. It has an ANDI score of 205, so it has plenty of nutrient density. Asparagus is rich in fiber, folate, Vitamins (A,B,C,E and K) and other antioxidants. That high Vitamin B count helps metabolism and the other vitamins help to maintain even insulin levels. Asparagus helps to break apart carcinogens and lower your blood pressure putting less stress on the heart.
Asparagus is also a great morning-after cure to deal with a hangover. I hope you’re not still drinking alcohol, but if you do have a wild night, eat some asparagus in the morning. It helps the liver fight toxicity directly. And anything that helps the liver function faster or more efficiently is a net benefit for the metabolic system.
There have been tons of diets built around the grapefruit and that is for a good reason. It’s a great fruit that is filled with Vitamin C and burns off tons of calories when you eat it. Research shows that grapefruit contains a key antioxidant called naringenin. This helps your body become more efficient at regulating insulin, burning more calories and regulating sugar levels. It prevents those bad spikes and it keeps your metabolism burning hot.
Grapefruit sends a key signal to the liver telling it to burn more fat instead of storing it. Just adding a grapefruit to each meal will help you to melt off the pounds. Even if you do nothing else to alter or improve your diet. Grapefruit is that powerful on its own. You can start your day with a fresh glass of ice-cold grapefruit juice to start your metabolism in high gear the moment you wake up. The colder the better as your body is forced to heat it up, which activates the brown fat in your body.
Grapefruit has been shown to lower bad cholesterol levels and improve circulation. That means more energy gets to your cells quicker so you don’t feel groggy in the mornings anymore. Study after study shows that grapefruit is a miracle food that should be a part of your daily routine.