As if we needed another reason not to like celery, or to stand firm in our knowledge that it is a vegetable concocted in the lower pits of the Inferno, it turns out that celery has negative calories. That's right. It costs more energy to digest it, than you receive. It's not even real food! In my book, the only proper place for a stalk of celery, is lying on the bar next to my bloody mary.

I thought this was an urban legend, but Snopes confirms it.


Blogger Ragnfrid Trohaug said...

You never believe what I tell you! I should have shown you my fantastic IB Biology notes with drawings and all, where it is stated that it takes more energy to digest celery than you gain from eating it. Do you wonder why it is so? Quite right, it´s all the fibre.

August 11, 2005 8:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's IB?

August 13, 2005 4:12 pm  
Blogger MGL said...

IB = international baccalaureate. It's an international high school system, with a standardized curriculum, taught in English worldwide. Both me and Ragnfrid have done the IB, in Norway and Wales, respectively.

United World Colleges (boarding schools doing the IB program) are at: http://uwc.org

August 14, 2005 1:09 am  
Blogger Gaute said...

Both Ragnfrid and I! Tsk.

August 17, 2005 11:57 am  

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