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Is Celery Good For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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We all remember the claim that it takes more calories to digest celery than it contains, but does this mean it’s healthy?

Whether it’s part of your post-workout smoothie or sticking out the top of your Bloody Mary, here’s the nutritional rundown on celery.


A stick of celery is made up of around 95% water with virtually no protein or fat, just over 1.5% of fibre and the same again of carbohydrates from sugar. 100g of celery is roughly 9 calories, so you’d be forgiven if you thought it was taking in nutrients too. 

clump of celery

Is celery juice good for you?

Even though the vast majority of celery is water, it still packs impressive amounts of:

  • Vitamin C 
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Calcium 
  • Folate 
  • Beta-carotene
  • Flavonoids 

Why is celery good for you?

The combination of the vitamins and minerals listed above can mean you’re able to maintain a healthy heart as well as regular formation of red blood cells and efficient blood clotting.

Regular celery in a balanced diet can also help:

  • Aid digestion
  • Reduce inflammation 
  • Protect your bodies from oxidative damage.

Send more plant-based questions our way via the comments section below.


By Fabian Jackson
Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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