Celery is oft-overlooked in terms of its nutritional content because it’s so high in water (and because it’s usually white in America in contrast to other nations with better soil, but more on that later).
But the truth is that it’s a powerhouse of nutrition and one of the most important vegetables you could ever eat. Working more high-water veggies into your diet may help you lose weight according to research from the University of Tokyo, and celery offers plenty of vitamins that are delivered flawlessly to your cells thanks to all that water, including B vitamins and plenty of beneficial minerals.
When I visited Costa Rica this past spring, I noticed that the celery down there was far greener than the white stuff we get shipped to us in America, and eating it made a big difference in my health.
Still, even the less nutritious U.S. celery is well worth eating either as a snack or in soups and salads (or juices).
Since the nutrition content is less in America, you may be interested to know that the most nutritionally dense part of the celery is actually in the leaves.
It’s estimated that you could get as much as 5 times more nutrition by eating the leaves in your celery, check out this video from my good friend David of Healthy Wild and Free to learn more: