· Celery needs to be eaten within the first 7 days of purchasing and a good chunk of its antioxidants are lost within that time frame.
· 95% water but that doesn’t mean that it lacks in nutrients. It’s a good source of vitamin K, potassium, fibre and folate. They are naturally low in calories, fat and carbohydrates. As well as a decent amount of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
· It’s not true about “negative calories”. The amount of calories it takes to digest a stalk of celery is quite small.
· Celery can be a great, quick snack but also a good source of hydration. So if you are thinking of another way to hydrate without drinking water, next time think of celery!
· Have you ever heard that celery can help you relieve your symptoms of heartburn? Well, it hasn’t been scientifically proven. But this is definitely an old wives tale that seems to work for most people. Maybe next time you suffer a little heartburn, try some celery!
· An allergy to celery is quite common. It’s associated with Oral Allergy Syndrome; actually it’s related to the birch-mugwort allergies. If you are allergic to one or the other, you may be allergic to celery. Reactions can vary from mild to severe (anaphylactic).
· Great celery snack ideas: Have you ever paired celery with peanut butter? I haven’t yet…but many people tell it’s delicious! Not your thing? Try with some hummus or cheese maybe :)
What’s your favourite way of eating celery
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