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30 Foods Under 40 Calories, with Recipes

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Cut calories with these foods

by Amy O’Connor

Have you ever heard the theory that certain foods have a negative caloric effect, meaning they burn more calories during the digestive process than they contribute? (Celery and apples are often cited as examples.)

Turns out the negative calorie theory is a myth. But that doesn’t mean some foods aren’t incredibly low-calorie and super-nutritious. Here’s a list of our favorite almost-zero-calorie foods, with recipes.

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