It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted and I’m easing back into it with something simple celery. Long crunchy stalks of celery can be very satisfying to eat, but they’re just “empty calories”, right? Not so, says the research team at Designs for Health. In an article posted last week, team members noted:
“If there’s one food at the intersection of Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, ketogenic, kosher, halal, and low-calorie diets, it’s celery. For something that’s mostly water, celery has a lot going for it. It’s nutritious, delicious, inexpensive, and can be enjoyed raw or cooked. It may not be the kind of nutrient-packed “superfood” liver, shellfish, or spinach are, but it’s time for celery to move beyond its reputation as rabbit food and something only people on weight loss diets would ever eat.”
So, although celery is not “packed” with nutrients, it is a “good source” of some of the things we need while not being filled with much that we could do without. For instance, it is a good source of vitamin K1, folate, potassium, calcium and manganese. While 100 grams of celery has no fat, only 1 gram of protein, and 2 grams of fiber So, celery really is mostly water, but who of us couldn’t use more water in our diet?
For more on why you should not pass on the celery or for interesting ways to use it in the kitchen, check out the whole article: