South Beach Diet - are celery root and parsnips ok?

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11-24-2007, 10:58 AM
Hi all, I was just looking thru December's "All You" magazine and saw a sidebar about root veggies and could not find either on the enjoy/avoid lists. I've never had either so I won't know what I'm missing anyway. The celery root is supposed to taste like celery and parsley which I think I'd like. Thanks!

11-24-2007, 11:20 AM
Let me start by saying I am definitely NOT an expert. I'm still pretty new to all this but I thought I'd give you my opinion. I think celery root is fine. I think it is more like celery than a root vegetable. I would say parsnips are a definite NO since they have a glycemic index number of 97 which is higher than a regular potato or a doughnut for that matter. Hope this helps.

11-24-2007, 11:28 AM
parsnips are listed in the Good Fats Good Carbs book as Very Limited. One half cup has 15 carbs, 4grams of sugar and no fat. That said, I do use them occasionally in a stir fry that my son loves but I am well established on phase 2. I would not get near them on phase 1.

Celery root isn't listed in the book.