Celery is a simple green vegetable.It has long fibrous stalk, tapering into leaves.It is used in salads and cooked vegetables.It is similar to coriander. The health benefits of celery are due to its excellent sources of beneficial enzymes and antioxidants.
Some of its benefits are listed below.
1.Celery helps in lowering inflammation. If you are suffering from joint pains, arthritis, lung infection, asthma or acne eating celery will help in bringing relief.
2.Celery helps in maintaining the Cholesterol levels.There is a component in celery called butylphthalide which helps in reducing Bad Cholesterol.Regular consumption also helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
3.Celery helps in treating Hig Blood Pressure.Its seed extract has anti- hypersensitive properties which helps in maintaining Blood Pressure.
4.It maintains body’s alkaline balance,thus help in preventing from problems like acidity.
5.It also cures Bloating and improves Digestion.Its high water content combined with its fibrous properties helps in easy passage of stool.
6.Celery contains good salts which is organic ,natural and good for our health,which helps in preventing water retention.
7.It helps in reducing Stress levels.The minerals like magnesium in it helps in soothing our nervous system.Regular consumption of celery in evening snacks or salads also helps in better sleep.
8.Celery also helps in weight loss.one large stalk of celery contains only 10 calories.so enjoy it in your meals in form of salads,soups ,stir fried vegetables etc.
9.celery has anti-cancerous properties.It contains polyacetylenes which removes toxins and helps in preventing formation of cancer cells in intestine,breast and also leukaemia.
10.Celery has many benefits in skin.High water content of celery helps in improving the texture of the skin and giving it a natural glow.
11.celery also contains vitamin A,which helps in improving the vision of your eyes and also help in age related degeneration of the eyes.
– While shopping for celery just make sure it should be fresh and crunchy.
– Shop for dark green colour celery,as darker the colour stronger the flavor.
– store it as it is,as in chopped form it may loose its nutrients.
– Never overcook The Celery,use it in steamed or raw form,as it looses its nutrients on cooking.
Dr. Samratha Singh
Homeopath & Metabolic Balance Coach