Celery leaves are high in vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C and dense in potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, SODIUM (52 mg in half a cup) and essential amino acids.
Half a cucumber has about 3mg of sodium and apples about none.
Fuhrmans take on sodium is not "theory" but based on Science and Scientific research...................
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Your sluggishness is due to the time you were fasting (21 days) and it will take at least an equal number of days and beyond to get back to "normal" with an abundance of energy.
No one can expect to resume where they left off after 21 days of fasting: the body has been depleted of its food reserves during that time that need to be replenished, including the musculature which has also suffered to a small degree.
Nature works very slowly, so time is of the essence and patience the name of the game.