The celery is an herb belonging to the family of opioid. It is a plant species native to regions of the Middle East and Europe, where it has been cultivated as a vegetable for millennia. Wild celery is also consumed , which is characterized by a spicier flavor than cultivated celery and by having thinner stems than this.Celery is commonly used as a seasoning for various stews and soups; also to be eaten raw , due to its various nutritional and medicinal properties, beneficial to the body.According to specialists, regular consumption of celery is beneficial for the body, so it must be included in the diet itself.

What is celery good for?

Celery is a plant species capable of providing chemical substances that contribute to the well-being of the human body.

Celery is used to:

  • Provide nutrients
  • Purify the body
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Fight alitosis
  • Prevent obesity
  • Other specific effects

Provide nutrients

Celery contains nutrients such as carbohydrates, which provide us with energy , as well as vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, and K), minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

In addition, it is formed of natural fibers and water, so it is advisable to use this herb in the daily diet, whether in juices, salads or as a condiment in stews.

Celery is a vegetable that provides us with vitamins, minerals and many other benefits.

Celery serves to purify the body

Celery contains large amounts of chlorophyll, which helps control the population of bacteria in the intestinal flora.

It is also a diuretic plant that allows toxins to escape through the urinary system. Thus avoid conditions such as the formation of kidney stones.

Its high fiber content allows detoxification and desiccation of substances that lodge in the intestines. Digestion is improved and constipation is prevented.

Helps improve cardiovascular health

Celery is an herb that contributes to cardiovascular health, thanks to the fact that it contains vitamins such as folic acid or vitamin B9.

Thanks to the chlorophyll it contains, it helps balance glucose levels in the blood , improves blood circulation and, therefore, oxygenation.

According to some studies, celery helps lower cholesterol by reducing triglycerides. It is usually recommended to consume it in salads. This effect of celery is more presumed than a result of a study conclusion.

Lowers blood sugar

Celery helps lower blood glucose levels, making it a useful food in controlling diabetes. It is recommended, for this purpose, to take it in carrot juice with potatoes, or to consume it as a cream of celery.

To combat halitosis

The consumption of celery is used to combat halitosis or bad breath . This is achieved by consuming apple juice with celery on an empty stomach.

It is recommended to drink two glasses of this mixture a day, throughout a week.

Helps prevent obesity

Celery is ideal to include in the diet.

Celery, as it consists of natural fiber and water, when ingested gives the feeling of having a full stomach, and prevents us from being hungry.

It is usually ingested in parsley juice with celery, in salads, in celery juices with alfalfa, fresh waters with celery, or as a snack, between meals.

Other specific effects

Consuming celery has other very particular benefits, such as:

  • Neutralize the acids in the body: this produces a diuretic and digestive action.
  • Forming bile: celery, thanks to its high concentration of sodium, supports the lazy liver in this purpose.
  • Prevent blood clots: celery keeps the blood in its liquid state and without clumping, thus preventing embolisms.
  • Dissolve toxins from the body
  • Fight arrhythmias: consuming celery raw or in cooked dishes keeps the heart beating at a consistent rate.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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