Celery (Apium graveolens):
Celery is a plant of the Apiaceae family and is consumed as a vegetable that can be found throughout the world, and as an integral part of certain cultures’ cuisine. The benefits of celery starts from it been an incredible source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes and it also contains Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Folate. It is considered as one of the world’s healthiest Vegetable. It lowers cholesterol levels and reduces arthritis pain; celery also helps in detoxifying the body and reducing high blood pressure. It also helps improve liver, skin, eye and cognitive health.
Incredible Benefits of Celery includes:
- Weight Loss:
Celery provides vital nutrients that help in regulating the lipid metabolism in the blood and it is low in calories thereby resulting in loss of weight. Its major nutrient (antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium) that it provides are all with very little or no calories. It contains 95% water content which also explains why celery is perfect for losing or maintaining weight.
Do you know that eating food that is mainly made up of water helps you full without consuming too much calorie? The high content of water also help prevent dehydration.
- Reduces Blood Pressure:
Celery contains organic chemicals known as “phthalides” that helps lower the level of stress hormones in the blood. It allows the blood vessel to expand thereby giving the blood more room for movement and then reducing pressure. The potassium in Celery acts as vasodilators that also reduce blood pressure.
Do you know that when the blood pressure is reduced, it puts less stress on the cardiovascular system and reduces the chances of suffering from stroke or heart attack?
- Prevents Ulcer:
Celery can help in preventing the formation of painful ulcer. Celery extract has the incredibly ability to replenish depleted levels of gastric mucus that is needed in the stomach lining to prevent openings from forming. Celery nourishes the stomach, colon and intestines due to the presence of chemical constituents such as flavonoids, tannins, volatile oils and alkaloids that control the level of gastric acid released while also improving the level of protective mucus.
Other Benefits Includes:
- Protecting Liver health
- Preventing Urinary tract infection
- Prevents Cancer
- Boosts Digestion and Reduces Bloating