Knowing what is good to eat and what is not is becoming increasingly daunting with the large amount of myths and misconceptions about food that are out there. In fact, many of these myths get passed around from person to person until they become conventional wisdom, unchallenged by those who spread them and just accepted as fact.
But the fact is, a lot of these “myths” are simply not true and can actually lead people to change their diets when it is not needed at all. Read on and check out the 10 myths about food that you probably believe.
10. Celery Is a “Negative-Calorie” Food
Celery is one of the most popular and versatile vegetables out there and is enjoyed by millions of people every day. For years people have believed that celery, among a select few other foods, are what they call “negative-calorie foods.” Negative-calorie foods are foods that actually contain fewer calories than it takes to eat them, which means you are actually burning calories while eating these foods. But as it stands today, there are actually no negative-calorie foods in existence. Despite a large stalk of celery containing only a measly 10 calories, it is said that it takes only around two calories to eat it, meaning that it is most definitely not a negative-calorie food.