The 10 lowest calorie vegetables

Vegetables are healthy and good for the line. Because most vegetables contain very few calories. This means you can save yourself the hassle of counting calories – even if you’re on a diet – and instead access what you feel like. In our photo series, we tell you which ten types of vegetables are particularly low in calories. 100 grams each have less than 20 calories – that’s less than a piece of  chocolate  contains. Enjoy your meal!


Aubergines are particularly popular in Mediterranean cuisine. This is not only because of their delicious  taste , but also because of their low calorie content: Since aubergines consist mostly of water, 100 grams only have an average of 17 calories. However, this only applies to raw eggplants. During preparation, the calorie content usually increases a little, since aubergines absorb fat easily. That’s why you should use fat sparingly when preparing. 


Celery not only cuts a fine figure in salads and soups, but is also suitable for vegetable platters and as an accompaniment to meat dishes. The green vegetables are rich in secondary plant substances and also contain lots of vitamins and minerals. Among other things, celery contains large amounts of  potassium , calcium and magnesium. Since celery consists of more than 90 percent water, it has hardly any calories: 100 grams only have 17 calories. 


With only 17 calories per 100 grams, tomatoes are not only good for the figure, but also have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Responsible for this is the secondary plant substance lycopene, which   can protect the body from diseases such as arteriosclerosis thanks to its antioxidant properties. In addition to tomatoes, lycopene is also found in low-calorie fruits like watermelon, grapefruit, and guava. 


Chicory  is extremely versatile: depending on whether it is raw or cooked, it can be used either as a salad or as a vegetable. It not only convinces with its delicious taste, but also with its digestive effect. Because the bitter substance lactucopicrin contained in chicory stimulates the bile and pancreas. Incidentally, chicory is particularly popular in Belgium, where around nine kilograms of the green vegetable are eaten per capita every year. We Germans can also grab it without worry: chicory is extremely low in calories, 100 grams contain only 17 calories. 


Whether head, field or iceberg lettuce: lettuce is healthy and also good for the line. Because the crunchy lettuce leaves only contain about 15 to 20 calories per 100 grams. As with most vegetables, the low number of calories in lettuce is due to the high water content. Incidentally, consumption not only has a positive effect on the figure, but also on digestion. Because the large amount  of dietary fiber in the salad swells up in the intestines and thus stimulates digestion. 


Cucumbers are a great thirst quencher, especially in hot summer weather. The green slimming products consist of around 95 percent water. Cucumbers are correspondingly low in calories   : 100 grams bring just 12 calories. 

Tip:  When buying cucumbers, make sure that the skin is untreated. Then you can eat them without worrying and benefit from the many valuable vitamins and minerals contained in the peel. 


Swiss chard comes from the Mediterranean region and is one of the lesser-known types of vegetable in Germany. The green leaves are full of valuable ingredients. Swiss chard contains large amounts of potassium, calcium and iron as well as vitamin A and  vitamin C. Since 100 grams bring it to just 14 calories, you can access it without any worries. When preparing the chard, however, you should be careful not to keep it warm for too long, otherwise the nitrate it contains can be converted into nitrite, which is harmful to health. 


Radishes taste relatively hot because the red vegetable is full of mustard oils. These are not only responsible for the spicy taste, but also have an antibacterial effect. Thanks to this, radishes can effectively fight bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to the mustard oils, the red balls contain many other valuable ingredients, including potassium, calcium and  iron . With only 15 calories per 100 grams, you can nibble on a few radishes whenever you feel like it. 


Sauerkraut is a typical winter vegetable that is often used as an accompaniment to meat on cold days, but also in soups and stews. The vegetable is not only known for its high vitamin C content, but also contains many valuable antioxidants that act as free radical scavengers in the body. In addition, there are many lactic acid bacteria in sauerkraut  , which stabilize the intestinal flora. That is why it proves to be particularly valuable for people whose intestinal flora has been attacked after taking  antibiotics  . With only 17 calories per 100 grams, everyone else is welcome to use it. 


Asparagus is usually only available fresh from April to June, so you should grab it vigorously during this time. Because it doesn’t matter whether it’s bleached or green asparagus, the vegetable is healthy and full of valuable ingredients. Particularly noteworthy is the high content of vitamin C, vitamin E and  folic acid . With only 18 calories per 100 grams, asparagus is also extremely figure-friendly. However, this only applies as long as you don’t drown the asparagus in tons of hollandaise sauce. This consists mainly of butter and is therefore anything but healthy.


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