Vegetables under 50 calories

Vegetables under 50 calories
10/02/2015 Margarida Moreira

5 healthy vegetables under 50 calories are:

Pumpkin (Cucurbita spp., Cucurbitaceae family) is a fruit of the gourd plant. The pumpkin and the seeds are eaten raw, soups and cooked. The pumpkin and pumpkin seeds are recommended by homeopaths prevention of prostate cancer. The pumpkin has vermifuge properties (especially recommended for children). 100g pumpkin is equivalent to 26 Kcal.

Chard (Beta vulgarisAmaranthaceae family) is a vegetable whose leaves and stems can reveal green, pink, purple or reddish color. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked such as spinach. The plant is present in the menus of gourmet restaurants. The medicinal properties of this species are emenagogue, anti-cancer (breast, bowel, head and genitals) and treat ulcers and haemorrhoids. 100g chard is equivalent to 20 Kcal.

Watercress (Nasturtium officinaleBrassicaceae family) is a plant that often arises spontaneously (wild) in water flow channels and near natural water fountain. he watercress aroma is strong and characteristic. The leaves can be added in salad or cooked. Watercress is recommended to prevent and treat rheumatism and scurvy. It has medicinal properties as an expectorant, diuretic and hypoglycemic. 100g watercress is equivalent to 11 Kcal.

Celery (Apium graveolensApiaceae family) is a vegetable that (very) rarely is missing in vegetarian cuisine.The characteristic strong flavor of celery flavored soups and stews, but some people prefer to consume celery natural – fresh and raw. In medicine, it is recommended as anti rheumatic, emmenagogue and galactagogue, appetizer and diuretic. 100g celery is equivalent to 12 Kcal.

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