Zero Calorie Foods A food is considered “zero-calorie” when the calories burned through its consumption and digestion are less than or equal to the total calories in the food itself. Put simply, if a mushroom only has five calories but your body expends 10 calories digesting it, it’s a zero-calorie food. Not only will these foods be good to your body they will be good to your pockets because they are all found at your local farmers markets. Zero Calorie Fruit Grapefruits, Apples, Oranges, Apricots Tangerines, Strawberries and Watermelon These seven fruits are all part of a healthy, balanced diet, citrus fruits provide an added benefit in that they may help reduce your risk of stroke. According to a study published in the medical journal, “Stroke,” a higher intake of the flavonoids found in citrus fruits correlates with a reduced risk of ischaemic stroke. Zero Calorie Vegetables Celery, Spinach, Leafy Greens, Red Bell Peppers,Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots Celery packs a serious vitamin punch. It’s high in fiber, vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, manganese (an antioxidant that promotes a healthy nervous system, among many other health benefits), and vitamin K, which strengthens bones and aids blood clotting in cases of injury. Calorie Counting If you’re into counting calories try pairing these low calorie food items together in a mixed fruit and veggie salad with a lemon or lime oil based salad dressing.