PROBABLY YOU USE CELERY VERY OFTEN, BUT USUALLY IN COMBINATION WITH SOME OTHER VEGETABLES, SO YOU DON’T CONSIDER THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION OF CELERY TO YOUR HEALTH.
It seems that this amazing vegetable has great health benefits, and we are going to give you ten good reasons to start consuming it more:
Relieves and alleviates inflammation
This amazing vegetable efficiently treats inflammation, and alleviates joint pain, since it is high in polyphenols and antioxidants. It also provides amazing benefits in cases of asthma and treats the acne, because it’s rich salicylic acid that can eliminate the follicular clogs.
Treats the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol
The aroma and taste of celery are a result of an ingredient called butylphthalide that reduces the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, which causes increased blood pressure. Consumption of just two stalks of celery every day can lower the LDL by 7 percent!
Celery improves the digestion
Celery is rich in water as well as insoluble fibers and it efficiently regulates the stool. Its amazing cleansing properties make celery the perfect diuretic.
Lowers the high blood pressure
This vegetable is a great source of the active compounds called phythalides that boost circulation by about 14 percent and reduce the quantity of stress hormones in your blood.
One stalk of celery provides ten percent of daily recommended vitamin A intake that prevents vision problems as a result aging, and protects the health of your eyes. Also, celery is rich in polyphenol phytonutrients that keep the vision at 20/20.
Helps lose weight
One celery stalk includes just 10 calories and a lot of water, thus its consumption keeps you full and helps you lose the excess pounds.
Reduces the levels of stress
Celery is high in magnesium and this mineral is a well known stress reliever. In addition, it’s rich in essential oils too. Eating this vegetable wil calm your nervous system and will help you easily fall asleep.
Regulates the alkaline balance
Celery stops the acidic state in your body, so regular consumption of this vegetable will maintain balanced Ph levels in your body.
Improves the sex life
Celery is rich in 2 sex pheromones, androstenol and androstenone, which are released while you chew it. This will boost your arousal.
Fights against cancer
Celery contained a flavonoid called luteolin that delays the creation of cancer cells in the breasts, and stops the growth of cancerous cells, particularly in cases of colorectal and pancreas cancer. Also, the darker the celery color, the stronger its taste will be.
Keep in mind that you need to steam the celery for most favorable effects, because this way you will preserve the original taste and about 99 percent of the nutrients. Also, you’ll better preserve the nutrients if you chop the celery while it’s fresh and keep them in your fridge.