Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving

Celery

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Apparently it’s National Fresh Celery Month. I don’t believe I’ve blogged about celery before so what the heck. Although I must admit the addition of “fresh” throws me off a little. It’s not like we’re going to have a national “wilted” celery month. Anyway… To the point…

Celery is often viewed as a mere vehicle for dips and spreads. However, it does have its own merits. One medium stalk of celery contains only 6 calories. It’s got 16 mg of calcium, 104 mg of potassium, 14 mcg of folate, 0.6 g of fibre, and a refreshing 38 g of moisture.

Of course, this got me thinking about the common belief that it takes more calories to digest a stalk of celery than the stalk contains. I don’t have the scientific capabilities to debunk this. Fortunately, others do, and have done so. That being said, filling up on a healthy low-calorie food can be beneficial if you’re trying to lose weight.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

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