Oh my goodness. If every article such as the one you read we're true, diabetes would have been cured ages ago.
Don't get me wrong-- I believe celery is a super great food. It's crunchy, fresh, super low in calories, and can be an extremely helpful diet aid. Add a little protein to it, (peanut butter, or cheese), and it can carry you through between meals without impacting your blood sugar. But does it lower blood sugar? No more than drinking water does. It's good for you and you can go ahead and eat it between every meal if you wish, but it isn't the celery that lowers the blood sugar, it's the length of time between eating carbohydrate rich foods an/or the amount of activity you've taken part in..
Check it out for yourself and see: take a couple of days performing the same routine and eating the same breakfast and lunch. Eat celery one day, and don't eat it the next. Chances are you'll see little to no difference in your BG those two days. The problem with this experiment, unfortunately, is how difficult it is to mimicking everything two or three days in a row.
Again, celery is a great food. I've read that the calories you burn digesting it are greater than the calories you take in by consuming it, which is pretty remarkable in itself (if that's true).
My best advice at this time is to enjoy as much celery as you would like, but don't count on it to solve blood sugar issues. Good luck!
Most Recent Food and Nutrition Questions:
*** All information contained on dLife.com is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Our Expert Q&A is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional or for professional medical advice related to diabetes or another medical condition. Please contact your physician or medical professional with any questions and concerns about your medical condition.
Browse Questions by Category
- All Categories (6047)
- Blood Glucose Monitoring (728)
- Children's Issues (121)
- Coping And Emotional Issues (134)
- Dental Issues (0)
- Exercise (173)
- Food and Nutrition (948)
- Gestational Diabetes (40)
- Heart Disease and Diabetes (74)
- Insulin (435)
- Insurance and Financial Issues (54)
- Kidney Disease (96)
- Men's Issues (49)
- Neuropathy (180)
- Newly Diagnosed (221)
- Oral Medications (305)
- Other (594)
- Prediabetes (130)
- Pumping Issues (67)
- Sexual Issues (32)
- Type 1 (428)
- Type 2 (879)
- Vision (50)
- Weight Issues (204)
- Women's Issues (109)