Top 10 Zero Calorie Foods That Aren’t Really Zero Calories : Weight Loss

Spirulina

Green spirulina spinach smoothie garnish with chia seeds. Top view

As far as trendy superfood ingredients go, spirulina is currently leading the pack. “Spirulina is a type of algae that contains many vitamins and minerals, as well as protein,” explains Gorin. “One tablespoon of dried spirulina contains 20 calories and offers about four grams of protein.” In addition to helping give your smoothie a protein boost, Gorin points to research showing that spirulina can potentially help people with allergies. “One study found that patients with allergic rhinitis receiving 2,000 milligrams of spirulina daily noticed beneficial effects. You can purchase spirulina in capsule or powdered form. For the capsule form, 2,000 milligrams would contain about seven calories.”

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