Mayo Clinic’s Opinion on “Negative-Calorie” Foods
Everyone is looking for a quick easy way to lose weight. Have you ever heard that you burn more calories eating celery than you gain? Is that true?
Popsci.com explains, "A calorie is a unit of energy, usually expressed as kilocalories (kcal) for the energy content in food. The theory behind negative calorie foods is that some foods have lower calorie (energy) content than the amount of energy it takes to digest and absorb the food into the body." In theory you'd lose weight by eating a lot of these "negative-calorie" foods.
Sadly, it doesn't work like that. The experts at the Mayo Clinic do recommend eating celery and other non-starchy vegetables but say there are "no reputable scientific studies to prove that certain foods have this effect."
Catch Dunken & Samm weekday mornings on 106.9 KROC!