One of the most nutritious veggies of all is the celery. It also contains huge amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins such as K, A, B and C.
Also there are a lot of phytonutrients contained in the celery, that have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore they are able to repair the damage done to our DNA from toxins, improve the intracellular communication and boost our immune system as well.
According to many researches, you can prevent from cancer and heart diseases with the consumption of these phytonutrients.
Here are some of the benefits that the celery might provide:
-- It is able to regulate the pH levels in our body.
-- It can hydrate our body very easily, because the celery is 96% water.
-- It can easily treat urinary tract infections because the excess fluids that lead to potassium loss are eliminated by its diuretic effects.
-- It can regulate our blood pressure and cholesterol, because of the phthalide that is contained in it. It lowers the blood pressure by 18% and the cholesterol by 7%.
-- Chronic inflammations that can trigger cancer or a heart disease can be treated and prevented with the celery.
-- It is able to boost the male’s fertility, because it is increasing the level of the aldosterone hormone, and boosts the count of sperm.
-- It promotes weight loss, because it is rich in fiber and very low in calories.
-- Can improve our digestion, because of the high content of fiber, it is also able to treat stomach issues and constipation.
-- Can relieve from acid reflux and heartburn, because it is very low in acids, and can easily soothe these health issues.
-- It helps you fall asleep a lot easier and relaxes the whole nerve system.
-- Decreases the risk of gastritis and gastric ulcers.
-- Since it is very rich in vitamin A, it can treat dry eyes, protect our cornea and improve our vision as well.
-- Since its high containment in the male pheromones, androstenol, and androstenone it can be a natural aphrodisiac.
The celery is also known by a different name, it is also called the “nature’s dental floss”, so it would be wise to chew it well before you swallow it. It can naturally clean our teeth since it is breaking into fibrous strands. The saliva production inside our mouth is stimulated by the heavy chewing, that will also re-mineralize the teeth.
This is a natural snack that tastes good and it is light at the same time. It is tasty when it is raw, in a combination of dips and toppings or cooked as well.
- Add it to your soups
- Dip it into cheese sauce, yogurt or cream cheese
- Dip it in the salad dressings
- Combine celery with some peanut butter
- Dip its sticks into hummus
- Dip it in butter or many other sauces
- Add it to stir-fry
- Add it into your salads
- Prepare it stewed
- Make a soup out of it
Enjoy its benefits!