Celery is a marshland plant which is cultivated as a vegetable long time ago and depends by location-stalks, leaves or hypocotyl are eaten and used in cooking.
Celery, in all of his parts, leaves and stem and root, contains high amounts of many vitamins and minerals. Among them, they are vitamins A, K, PP, vitamins B, amino acids, various essential oil. From minerals, celery contains potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and what is very important, it contains only a small amount of sodium.
The leaves are rich in vitamin C and carotene and the root contains potassium, calcium and phosphorus. In all parts of celery there is glutamic acid and a small amount of sugar. The presence of organic glutamic acid, makes celery widely applied in culinary as a useful amplifier of taste and smell. Celery also has large amount of dietary fiber, riboflavin and chlorophyll.
Due to its rich variety of beneficial ingredients celery is more than a product which is used in cooking as a food or addition to food, it also has remarkable healing properties.
Let’s take a look about what happens when we eat celery.
Consuming celery on daily basis can bring us many healthy benefits. Take a closer look on some healthy benefits from consuming celery.
Celery is effective in the treatment of asthma and rheumatism, urinary tract infections, it is good for kidney and nerve diseases. Regular consummation of celery improves blood count and circulation, appetite and it helps with digestion. Acetylenic, which is one of its ingredients, stops reproduction cancer cells.
Celery contains substances which relax the arteries, allowing them to expand and reduce the amount of stress hormones, which also influences the contraction of blood vessels. Regular consumption reduces the concentration of bad cholesterol and because of high amount of vitamin C it helps to reduce the symptoms of colds and it improve immune system. For lowering cholesterol best effect is achieved with consumption of juice from celery, but, you should be persistent because the expected results will be seen after 6-8 weeks.
Healthy substances are best preserved in the fresh juice made from raw roots, leaves and stems, which is especially recommended for pregnant women and children. Celery also has beneficial effect on the regulation of the menstrual cycle in women.
To sum up, daily consumption of celery in any form, fresh or consumed as celery juice has the following healthy benefits:
- Helps with Asthma
- Treat Rheumatism
- Protects Liver Health
- Lowers Inflammation
- Boosts Digestion
- Regulates Body Temperature
- Helps Prevent Ulcers
- Treat or Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
- Beneficial for Weight Loss
- Improve Immune System
- Regulates the body’s Alkaline Balance
- Reduces “bad” cholesterol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces Bloating etc.
We hope after you learn all of this it will be enough to start to eat celery and put into your menu.
Keep in mind that celery is one of the most chemical sprayed vegetables, so always look for organic celery.