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158242.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:09 am Reply with quote

But you do get nutrition from celery, donít you? Would you get any nutrition from coal? (Mind you, Eccles more or less lived on the stuff, didn't he?)

 
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158254.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:39 am Reply with quote

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nutritional information
3 sticks of celery provides:
6 kcals
0.2g fat
0.8g carbs
1g fibre
8% RDA potassium
18% RDA Vitamin C
7% RDA Folate
7% RDA Vitamin B1
4% RDA vitamin b6
5% RDA Calcium
5% RDA Selenium
2% RDA Iron

Traditionally celery has been used in Asian medicine to treat high blood pressure. More recently studies have found that animals given celery extract (the equivalent of four stalks) had blood pressure reductions between 12-14% within a week.
Experts believe the phytochemical, 3-n-butyl phthalide, one of the components that gives celery its characteristic smell and taste, helps to reduce blood pressure by dilating arteries (relaxing blood vessels).
It also contains another phytochemical called apigenin, an antioxidant, which is it is thought may help reduce blood cholesterol levels.
A study assessing the role of diet in the development of colon cancer found a strong protective effect from celery
Apigenin and celery extract have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties
Because of its high water content celery contains hardly any calories. 1 stalk (30g) contains just 2 calories. It provides useful amounts of vitamin C and potassium and folate and some insoluble fibre. Celery is ideal for people trying to lose weight because the high water, fibre content and its crunchy texture provide satiety (make you feel full)
Do you burn more calories digesting celery than you consume when eating it?
Itís true that celery is a great choice for anyone watching their weight. While itís certainly low in calories Ė1 stalk of celery contains just 2 calories Ė itís not true that the body burns more calories digesting celery than you get from eating it. The real reason celery is such a good choice for slimmers is because its high water and fibre content and its crunchy texture gives it a high Satiety Value (SI) which means it helps you feel full.

S: http://www.lovecelery.co.uk/health/info.html

Iím very good at growing celery, as it happens. Itís hard work, though - uses up a lot of energy. Iím not really sure itís worth it ...

 
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158268.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:08 am Reply with quote



They'll be telling us they do sell bent bananas, next.


I did wonder about that, garrick, but then I thought - why would they not want you to believe the story? Surely it would help sell celery (to stupid women on diets) rather than harm sales?

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158284.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:46 am Reply with quote

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Ah, but that's what they *want* you to think.


I hadn't thought of that ... those cunning bastards!

  Jenny
158295.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:07 am Reply with quote

Snopes thinks the celery thing is true, but that it only has a very marginal effect.

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158353.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:31 am Reply with quote

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'The throwing of anything at a football match [...] is a criminal offence


except for a football, presumably.

  Vitali
158865.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:24 am Reply with quote

What's Britain's most popular dish?

F: Chicken tikka masala.
A: Spaghetti bolognese! Each Briton consumes on average 2,960 portions of it in a lifetime.

source: The Guardian, 20 March 2007

Will copy to E-GI

  eggshaped
158869.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:27 am Reply with quote

Bunter wrote in the Daily Telegraph that Lasagne was the most popular ready meal at least:

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Regardless of its provenance, lasagna has successfully established itself as one of the world's most popular dishes. In 2004, it replaced chicken tikka massala as Britain's favourite ready meal. Sainsbury's sold 13.9 million lasagnas, compared to 7.4 million chicken tikka massalas.

 

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