Celery has been shown to contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and trace elements such as: vitamins K and C, some B vitamins, beta-carotene, which are converted into Vitamin A in the body, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese potassium and phosphorus.
Still not sure whether you should include this wondrous vegetable in your diet? Read on for our top 10 reasons to start munching on this crunchy vegetable.
1. Heals The Gut
Celery contains special nutrients in its fibers which are realized when the vegetable is juiced. Celery juice is soothing and cooling to the digestive tract, aiding any inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract…perfect for anyone dealing with IBS, Crohn’s or colon cancer.
The exceptionally high percentage of natural sodium in celery can really help you absorb and utilize the other food you consume throughout the day. The enzymes in celery work to raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests easily and doesn’t ferment.
Celery is one of the best ways to alkalize the gut. The powerful varieties of sodium work together to eliminate toxins from every inch of your body, including your gut, helping to heal and regenerate your stomach lining. Studies have shown that drinking half a liter of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.
2. Strengthens The Bones
Celery is very high in calcium and silicon which help to regenerate and strengthen damaged bones. Celery is also high in Vitamin K which plays an important role in bone metabolism and protection against osteoporosis. Juicing fresh, raw celery is a perfect way to reap the bone-strengthening benefits.
A lack of natural sodium in your diet causes your body to pull it from your bones, making them weak and brittle over time. Celery helps strengthen and replenish the body’s skeletal system.
3. Purifies The Blood Stream
Celery contains a particular compound called coumarins which promotes the activity of white blood cells and assists the vascular system. This helps the blood flow, reduces blood pressure and purifies the bloodstream.
Many diseases of the nervous and blood systems are due to the inorganic elements and salts taken in by the body in the form of dead processed products. The sodium in celery also maintains the fluidity of the blood and lymph and prevents them from becoming too thick. Celery is rich in Vitamin A, C, iron, and magnesium. This combination helps to nourish and rebuild red blood cells and aids those suffering from rheumatism, high blood pressure, arthritis, and anemia.
4. Helps in the Prevention Of Cancer
Celery is known to contain certain cancer-fighting and detoxifying compounds. All these compounds help in the production of white blood cells which can scrape away cancer-causing agents from the body. They go about finding free radicals in the body and tend to neutralize them before they cause any serious issues.
5. Highly Detoxifying
Celery juice is a natural elixir that is extremely hydrating and alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body. This helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, protecting bone density, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and helping to maintain a healthy weight.
The combination of sodium and potassium makes it a natural diuretic. It regulates the fluid in the body and promotes urine production. This makes celery incredibly good for flushing toxins out of the body, while also enhancing weight loss. It has the ability to remove calcium deposits from joints and eliminate them safely through the kidneys.
Drinking celery juice by itself, compared to mixing it with other ingredients, simplifies digestion and elimination, helping the body to cleanse, detoxify and restore.
Two special compounds in celery, polyacetylene and luteolin, make celery an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Luteolin is a potent bioflavonoid that has been shown to inhibit the effects of certain enzymes which activate genes responsible for inflammatory response.
7. Helpful For Symptoms of Asthma
The Vitamin C present in celery prevents free radicals in the body from causing any serious issue. They tend to neutralize any inflammation caused by ailments, such as asthma.
8. Provides Relief from Migraines
The presence of coumarins in celery make it effective against treating migraines. It tends to suppress the nitric acid in the body which is responsible for causing headaches and pain.
9. Helps Control Diabetes
Celery leaves are often consumed by people suffering from diabetes. High levels of fibers present in this vegetable tend to control the level of sugar in the body, causing the symptoms of diabetes to diminish.
10. Helps in Weight Loss
Yes, as mentioned above, eating celery can help you with weight management. Celery tends to have fibers which provide a sense of fulfillment and hence prevent you from overeating. Also, celery is very low in calories, therefore, it does not cause any additional bulking up in your body.
NOTE: Celery is on the dirty dozen list, which means it is highly sprayed with chemicals and pesticides, with that in mind, be sure you purchase organic celery or grow your own with celery seeds
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