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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.

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Q: Is it true that celery has negative calories?
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How many calories in 1 ounce of celery?

There are actually negative calories in one ounce, as celery has no calories.

Is it true that celery makes you lose weight?

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.

Do a stalk of celery fewer calories than a candy bar?

yes. celery has negative calories

Which vegetable have no sugar?

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

How many calories does 2 celery sticks have?

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.

Is celery high in sugar content?

No, infact it has negative calories

Is it true that you burn more calories then you consume when you eat celery?


How can cabbage create 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.

Which vegatable has negative calories?

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.

How many calories does it take to digest an orange?

Not enough to cancel out the calories of the orange. There are no "negative calorie" foods, with the exception of celery.

What nutritional brake down is best for weight loss?

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.

Any food without calories?

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.

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