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A days worth of fiber in celery

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nutrition Facts from Sparkpeople web site

Celery, raw

Serving Size: 2 stalk, large (11"-12" long)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 20.5
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 111.4 mg
Potassium 367.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 1.0 g

Ok, I've joined the fiber 30 day challenge and I'm wondering if I ate only Celery for my fiber (don't worry, this is a curious question, I'm not planning to do so) How much celery would I need.to meet my fiber dietary needs for one day.

One serving is considered 2 stalks 12 inches long, so the carbs and fiber count is as follows: Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g

35 grams / 2.2 Round it to 3....= 24 pieces of celery.

carbs=120 carbs if my math is right?

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    1hotfudgemama you round it like I would. That is a heck of a lot of celery, maybe the amount a goat would be able to eat in one day. As for me, Byepounds, I can't imagine eating more than 2 stalks a day, one day a month!! Interesting blog though. I am on Day 2 of the same Challenge. Mandarin oranges are my choice hands down. I will look for you on the Challenge.

    1885 days ago
    The question isn't only if you could, the question is why would you want to? There are way yummier ways to imagine getting fiber, like how much watermelon or bananas would you have to eat to...? I'd much rather occupy my mind with visions of bananas.
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    1889 days ago
    Your little brain works like mine, lol Welcome to the ones that want to know. I gets thing in my head like that and I have to figure it out. Like the total number of calories in our favorite pie. Measured all the flour, Crisco, for the crust. All the eggs, sugar, milk and everything else, then divided it by eight and it was 270 calories a slice. Also have figured the calories in a lot of my homemade recipes,, most times less than store bought, that it what I try for, but once in awhile they are more, but they are healthy calories, because I don't use salt, and they don't have all those ingred. in there that you can't pronounce. so always trying to do healthy cooking.
    1890 days ago
  • no profile photo 1HOTFUDGEMAMA
    No. You would round down to 2. But if I went with 1 stalk has 1.1 grams of fiber. You would need to eat 38.5 stalks of celery, close to 90 grams of carbs. Your urine would reek of celery­čśľ
    1890 days ago
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