Celery is included in a list of foods for weight loss because it is low in calories. It is a healthy snack, a star of the veggie platter, and a great addition to salads, soups, and Buffalo wings. A cup of chopped raw celery has just 16 calories, which is just 1% of the daily limit in a 1,500-calorie diet, and each large celery stalk has just 10 calories. Although Celery is mainly made up of 95 percent of water, it contains generous amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber.
This popular vegetable is rich in numerous nutrients, including calcium, copper, sodium, iron, zinc, folate, potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, C, E, D, B6, B12 and K. Celery contains also flavonoids (powerful phytonutrients with antioxidant properties) that are abundant in numerous plants.
Celery can obviously be eaten on its own but is also a tasty addition to many cooked dishes: stir fry dishes, soups, stews and casseroles.