The common misconception is that celery contains "negative calories." All foods contain calories. The way you must look at it is how many calories does one stalk of celery contain, versus how many calories it takes to digest it. According to the nutrition data website, one 8 inch celery stalk contain about 6 calories. Many people believe you actually burn that off when chewing. Though celery does take a rather conscious effort to chew, chewing burns about the same amount as watching the grass grow. The calorie loss is going to be during the digestion of the celery.
Celery is actually loaded with latent energy, but the plant's composition only allows us to metabolize a small amount. The latent energy is packed tightly in the form of cellulose; a complex sugar which humans are unable to metabolize. It's not that the celery is difficult to digest, but rather it provides fewer calories than what is needed to digest it--so the overall effect is "negative calories."
Keep in mind, the amount of calories you lose is very minimal. This is not the miracle diet food. The amount of calories lost will probably be no more than 10-12 calories a day. The good thing is celery can quickly satiate your hunger, preventing you from eating other high-calorie foods.
There are actually negative calories in one ounce, as celery has no calories.
In some ways it can be used to help people lose weight.However, it does not "make" you lose weight or cause weight loss.Also, celery has been claimed that it has 'negative calories'. A piece of celery has about 4 calories, but chewing it burns about 6 calories, so technically, it does have negative calories.
yes. celery has negative calories
Celery is deifnitely one of them. IN fact calories burnt in chewing a piece of celery outnumber the calories consumed, making celery have NEGATIVE calories
One celery stalk is 5 calories. Celery is a negative calorie though. This means the process of digesting the celery burns more calories than it contains.
No, infact it has negative calories
For any food to have "negative" calories, eating and digesting it would have to consume more calories than the food provides, resulting in a net "negative" number. While this is claimed for low calorie foods such as cabbage, celery, lemon, lime, grapefruit- that is not true- they all have positive calories- but very few of them.
There's no such thing as negative calories. However, I once read somewhere, that celery has so few calories, and chewing it is such hard work, that you can actually burn more calories eating it (if you eat it raw) than it has in it, so in that sense, eating celery would result in a net negative caloric intake.
Not enough to cancel out the calories of the orange. There are no "negative calorie" foods, with the exception of celery.
well im no expert but i would have to say that you should eat celery because it has negative calories which means it burns more calories to eat celery than how many calories celery has in itself.I hope this helps a bit.
diet sodas if that counts... but also, celery has negative calories actually! it has so little calories that the calories it does have, you burn while chewing it.