Does Celery Lower Blood Pressure?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Quick Tip: Celery Might Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Many people with high blood pressure believe that they should avoid celery because it is said to be high in sodium. Celery does have more naturally-occurring sodium than most vegetables (about 30mg per stalk) but this is still a fairly small amount. Plus, there’s a compound in celery that actually seems to lower blood pressure—in mice, anyway.  Researchers are still investigating but there is certainly no reason to avoid celery because of its sodium content.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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