6 Amazing Benefits Of Celery!
I absolutely love adding celery to all my juices. You get so much juice out of celery and it’s a great base for your juices.
Ditch chips and add celery!
Here are 6 benefits of celery!
1. Good for your teeth
Natural fibers in celery can help your teeth clean. Celery like apples is packed with Vitamin C which helps fight inflammation in your gums.
2. Good bacteria
The human body is composed of billions of bacteria cells. The good bacteria in your body loves eating celery and other greens. Think about it this way, anything you eat from now on you are not feeding yourself you are feeding an army of good bacteria cells that want to keep you healthy. 🙂 (I knew you would like that one.)
3. Antioxidants and vitamins
Celery is a functional food. Celery leaves are rich source of flavonoid antioxidants such as zeaxanthin, lutein and beta- carotene, which have anti-oxidant, anticancer, and immune-boosting functions. (Nutrition and You)
It’s also good source of vitamin-A. Vitamin-A and beta-carotene are natural flavonoid antioxidants. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin, and for vision. Consumption of natural foods rich in flavonoids helps body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. (Nutrition and You)
Celery is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic acid (provides 9% of RDA), riboflavin, niacin and vitamin-C, which are essential for optimum metabolism. (Nutrition and You)
Fresh celery is an excellent source of vitamin-K, provides about 25% of DRI. Vitamin-K help increase bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bones. It also has established role in Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain. (Nutrition and You)
4. Anti-inflammatory Effects
Celery also contains apigenin. Apigenin is a flavonoid that may help stop tumor growth. It’s also under study for it’s anti-inflammatory effects.
Have you ever heard people say that celery is high in sodium? Well you might be surprised because even though celery does have natural sodium which is a concern for people with high blood pressure – celery actually helps lower blood pressure due to a compound called phthalides. These compounds are believed to lower blood pressure by reducing the body’s hormone levels that constrict blood vessels and therefore increase blood pressure (Barone et. al, 2002).
6. Soluble fiber
Celery is also high in soluble fiber. Even when you juice celery soluble fiber is still present in the juice! Celery leaves are great as well, they are high in potassium and vitamin C.
My Favorite Celery Juice Recipes
QUICK TIP: Remember, Celery is also on the Dirty Dozen list so you want to make sure you get organic.
When you juice you push clean produce through the chute of a juicer. This process removes the insoluble fiber (but the soluble fiber remains in the juice).
Important micronutrients typically more difficult to absorb become accessible to the human body. These nutrients include digestive enzymes and certain phytonutrients. Also, by creating an all liquid product, the body and consume more of these phytonutrients at once.
Barone, Jeanin, Devellis M. David, Levine, Barbara, Fight Back with Food, 2002.
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