25 Shockingly Low-Calorie Foods

Load up on these ridiculously low-cal options that are packed with tons of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and more

November 18, 2011
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Behold the ultimate low-calorie food, the celery stick. Many would relegate this simple stalk to rabbits and rabid dieters, but that would be a mistake. In addition to being one of nature's lowest-calorie foods at about five calories a stem, it packs a ton of nutrition (check out its nutrient contents). It's also thought that certain phytochemicals, called phthalides (what are these?), found in celery may relax muscle tissue in artery walls, increase blood flow and thereby help lower blood pressure. Read on to discover other surprisingly low-cal foods that offer big nutritional payoffs, based on information from The Men's Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition (shop for it).

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- A pepper loaded with vitamin C
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Related: See our list of 125 Best Foods For Men

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