Celery is a crunchy, low-calorie vegetable that is popularly consumed as a snack, in salads, and as an ingredient in various dishes.
Dietvana recommends celery in almost all menu plans for the following Incredible Benefits:
Low in Calories: Celery is mainly water and fiber, making it a low-calorie snack option. This makes it ideal for weight loss diets.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Celery contains essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and folate.
Antioxidant Properties: Celery is a source of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which can combat free radicals in the body and reduce oxidative stress.
Anti-Inflammatory: Certain compounds in celery, like luteolin, have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Digestive Health: The fiber in celery can aid in digestion and help regulate bowel movements. Celery is also known to contain apiuman, a type of pectin-based polysaccharide that has shown potential anti-ulcer properties.
Hydration: Because celery is made up of about 95% water, it can help with hydration, especially on hot days or after workouts.
Lowers Blood Pressure: Some studies suggest that certain substances in celery can help lower blood pressure. Celery contains a compound called phthalide which can relax artery walls and reduce the level of stress hormones, both of which contribute to lower blood pressure.
Potential Anti-Cancer Properties: Some compounds found in celery, like polyacetylenes, have demonstrated potential anti-cancer properties in laboratory studies.
Lowers Cholesterol: There's some evidence to suggest that the compound 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) found in celery might have lipid-lowering effects, which could help reduce bad cholesterol.
May Support Weight Loss: Due to its low-calorie content and high fiber, celery can help you feel full and satisfied, potentially aiding in weight management.
Bone Health: The vitamin K content in celery can play a role in bone metabolism and may help with maintaining bone density.
Eat it raw, cooked, juiced…take it on the run, pack it, work. It’s one of the easiest veggies to eat.