Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Vegetables Updated 28 February 2013 Celery Celery is a good source of potassium. It has a diuretic effect, can help control blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory effects. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Celery is a good source of potassium. It has a diuretic effect, can help control blood pressure and has anti-inflammatory effects.Celery is most nutritious eaten raw, but is still beneficial when cooked.Celery is extremely low in calories and can be eaten freely. About four stalks a day, raw, or cooked will lower high blood pressure. The greener the celery, the higher the levels of vitamin C, folate and carotenes. Calories 7 Fibre 1,1g Potassium 320mg Folate 16mcg Per 100g NEXT ON HEALTH24X Noakes being charged for having different view – lawyer 2017-04-04 20:50 More: Healthy FoodVegetables advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.