When You Eat Too Much Celery, This Is What Happens

In recent years, the modest and unassuming celery has made quite a bit of noise in the diet world. Almost as if overnight, celery made its Hollywood debut, and through the celery juice trend, made its claim at stardom (via Eating Well). All of a sudden, it became the most Googled diet, having Hollywood A-listers and all-star athletes consuming celery in juice form because of the added nutritional benefits it possesses. But, like many things in life, too much of anything can be tough on the body. 

According to LiveStrong, despite its superfood status, eating or drinking too much celery can negatively impact your body. Celery has been known to be low in calories, but not supplementing your celery intake with more nutrient-dense veggies could lead you down the path of malnutrition due to sufficient nutrient deficiencies caused by an unbalanced diet. So what's the best way to get your celery fix and still keep your body running in tip-top shape? Enjoy it in moderation (via LiveStrong).

It's important to consume celery in normal quantities

Registered dietician, Megan Ware, explained to LiveScience that although celery is made up of 95 percent water, and is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat, and cholesterol, it doesn't have high levels of vitamins or minerals. The same report details how celery does however have vitamin K, folate, potassium, fiber, molybdenum, and small traces of vitamins C, A, and B. Celery is said to be great in contributing to weight loss because of its fiber levels, has healthy levels of phytonutrient antioxidants that contain anti-inflammatory properties, and can help hydrate the body because of its water content.

That being said, having a diet that is heavy on celery could negatively impact your entire system. LiveStrong reports that a diet with excessive amounts of celery could cause nutrient deficiencies, lack of energy, decreased brain function, gastrointestinal problems, and gallstones. Eating Well reports that celery could even negatively interact with certain medications, so it's always good to check with your doctor to ensure this doesn't happen. There are also the pesticides that need to be accounted for. Celery has been on the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list as one of the most contaminated produce. So instead of centering your diet entirely on celery, fill it with a variety of nutritious fruits, veggies, fats, proteins, and carbs.