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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