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I've been eating 2 stalks of celery every morning. Is that safe? Or is that too much sodium? And can that sodium lead to HBP?
Yes & Yes: Celery is a good source of vit c, vitamins b1, b2, b6, folic acid, calcium & potassium, it can lower blood pressure, help indigestion, reduce menopausal symptoms & may reduce risk of cancer & alzheimer's. See www.Foods-healing-power.Com/celery-health-benefits.Html however, it's listed #2 in the environmental working group's "dirty dozen" list of foods with most pesticides. See www.Ewg.Org/foodnews/. ...Read more
No: They are worthless.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Might add a bit of interesting flavor to your soup. ...Read more
Many benefits: Celery seed is a natural diuretic, helps pms and menstrual cramps, is used for gout, protects the liver, may help high blood pressure and lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. More research is needed but it is safe to try. See http://voices.Yahoo.Com/celery-seeds-health-benefits-medicinal-uses-2649797.Html?Cat=68 & http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/celery-seed. ...Read more
Refrigerator: Celery tastes good to many and is a crunchy addition to many prepared foods like potato salad and tuna salad. Celery is usually kept in the refrigerator drawer to preserve its character. Celery however, has little nutritional value. Jokingly it is said that eating a stalk of celery is minus 3 calories due to the energy consumed in chewing it. It has no vitamins, minerals or other nutrients. ...Read more
Whenever I eat celery sometimes I feel like I'm going to gag on the celery and today when I ate celery I gaged on the celery what does this mean. ?
Fibrous: Celery is very fibrous; break a stalk in half and you will see "strings". It is those string that may be causing the gagging. If you still want to eat celery I suggest taking smaller bites and chewing more vigorously. Otherwise there are many other crunchy veggies to try such as carrots, radishes, jicama, fennel and cucumbers, just to name a few. Best wishes. ...Read more
Metabolism: Celery acts as a mild fluid pill, and eating a lot fills your stomach with no calories and roughage. Exercise is the healthiest way to stimulate metabolism. Diet medications or stimulants, that some people consume as food, can also increase you metabolism a little. Foods that consume more calories to digest, proteins, least is fat and carbs. Best foods are no to low calorie vegetables - go vegan. ...Read more
Likely: Since the most common issue with celery is related to pollen-food allergy syndrome, I will assume it is the case here. Allergic sensitivity is cross-reactive between Birch family of pollens (or mugwart) and foods including celery and fennel (and others in apiaciae family like carrot). Patients may not have symptoms with all foods in the family, but would be expected to have symptoms with 2-3. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Although the two foods are in the same genus does not mean that you will react to all the foods in that family. Depending on your reaction to celery I would proceed with caution and you can always have an allergist test you for these foods. ...Read more
Does taking celery stalks (4 per day) thin my blood ?Do I need to be cautious regarding the same.
Yes: It is possible to be allergic to celery, however it is more common to have mouth symptoms after eating raw celery as a cross reaction to birch tree pollen allergy. This is called oral allergy syndrome. ...Read more