Although celery is not generally considered toxic it is very high in Sodium. Sodium is a mineral found in most of the foods we eat. Sodium is an electrolyte whose main function is to control the water balance in the body's tissues. Too much sodium tends to increase the retention of water. Although low in saturated fat and cholesterol it should not be fed to hamsters. A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars. In the case of Sodium the risk lies in excessive intake.




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