Celery salt is just salt that has been seasoned with ground seeds (usually celery seeds, but sometimes a relative of celery is used).
Paleo and Salt
Salt is not only allowed on the Paleo diet, it’s necessary. Diets high in salt have long been linked to markers of poor health, such as obesity and high blood pressure, but recent science has discredited the notion that salt is unhealthy.
The Salt Myth
The salt myth has been perpetuated largely through salt’s connection to processed food. Any time you eat out at a restaurant or buy some sort of pre-made food, it likely has loads of added salt. There are plenty of questionable additives in those kinds of foods that can negatively impact our health, but there’s no evidence that we should be blaming salt for the poor health of the people who eat fast food (and then make other bad health decisions, like smoke and refuse to exercise).
Sodium vs. Potassium
We need to maintain a healthy balance between salt and potassium. If you get lots of potassium in your diet (which you will if you eat lots of vegetables), then you’ll probably benefit from adding a little salt to balance out all that potassium.
Paleo and Spices
Celery seed, which is used to season celery salt, is also Paleo-friendly. It’s technically a fruit, rather than a seed, but it’s usually used as a spice and you should always feel free to eat lots of spices. They’re delicious and full of antioxidants and nutrients that help keep our digestion and immune systems functioning smoothly.