What are the Health Benefits of Eating Celery?
Celery, the superfood has large amounts of plant hormones and essential oils, which give celery a very characteristic smell.
We have numerous wonder plants, which we rave about today and celery tops the list. This plant has been popular down the ages and now it has the world ranting about its medicinal properties.
Stalks of this plant are served along with alcoholic drinks as it cures hangovers. It can be chewed on along with a dip or even by itself; it takes a little while to get used to the aromatic taste.
To a cup of celery juice add a teaspoon of honey and can be taken as a bedtime drink, as it helps in sound sleep and can take the place of a tranquilizer. It has a calming effect and the high amount of magnesium helps insomniacs get a restful slumber.
This drink helps to curb the appetite, thus aiding in weight loss. The plant is extremely low in calories, 14 – 20 calories in 100 grams. It also helps to burn calories.
The phthalides in celery bring down high blood pressure.
Celery has high amounts of sodium and potassium, which makes this plant a natural diuretic. The sodium in celery is soluble and organic and is essential for the body. It prevents dehydration and keeps salt levels in balance.
Celery helps in removing kidney and gall bladder stones.
The polyacetylene in celery helps in hydrating the system and removes toxins, reduces the inflammation in joints and aids in treating rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, gout asthma and bronchitis. This also is a big boon for people with anemia and leukemia.
The juice of celery helps to fight cancer-causing infections, as it contains chemicals which block free radicals from cell damage. Compounds like acetylenic and phenolic acids promote the growth of white cells and prevent cancer cells from spreading.
Eating 2 stalks a day reduces LDL cholesterol and also increases secretion of bile in the body.
Celery tastes best when crushed in the juicer and had as a juice. It can also be chopped and added to salads or cooked preparations.
Celery, onions and carrot are the 'holy trinity' of French Cuisine.
|Calcium, Ca||40 mg||4 %|
|Copper, Cu||0.04 mg||1.75 %|
|Iron, Fe||0.2 mg||1.11 %|
|Magnesium, Mg||11 mg||2.75 %|
|Manganese, Mn||0.1 mg||5.15 %|
|Phosphorus, P||24 mg||2.4 %|
|Potassium, K||260 mg||7.43 %|
|Selenium, Se||0.4 mcg||0.57 %|
|Sodium, Na||80 mg||3.33 %|
|Zinc, Zn||0.13 mg||0.87 %|
|Vitamin A||449 IU||8.98 %|
|Vitamin C||3.1 mg||5.17 %|
|Vitamin B6||0.07 mg||3.7 %|
|Vitamin E||0.27 mg||0.9 %|
|Vitamin K||29.3 mcg||36.62 %|
|Riboflavin||0.06 mg||3.35 %|
|Thiamin||0.02 mg||1.4 %|
|Folate, DFE||36 mcg||9 %|
|Niacin||0.32 mg||1.6 %|
|Fiber||1.6 g||6.4 %|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0 %|
|Carotene, alpha||0 mcg|
|Carotene, beta||270 mcg|
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