Spring is always the time when we are searching for some tips how to clean our organism. Maybe you have notice that green is the colour suggesting us something is fresh & healthy and we hear praises for leafy greens like broccoli and spinach. Celery remains as under-appreciated vegetables and fails to excite the masses with its tastes.
However, celery is the perfect food to chew for an instant nutrient kick. In addition, it is low in calories, carbs, fat, and cholesterol. Therefore, it is recommended to eat it raw or steamed rather then store in the freezer, to keep the healthy intake of its vitamins and minerals.
Beneficial effects of green celery sticks
- help protect livers & kidneys
- lowering blood pressure
- reduce inflammation & acne
- boost metabolism
How to consume celery
- raw: you can add 2 stalks of raw celery into your salad or as a side vegetable
- celery in soup: add 1-3 chopped celery stalks to your vegetable soup
- celery smoothie: blend 3 celery stalks, 3 carrots, piece of ginger, 1 apple and turn it into a juice. Drink 1 glass that day and store the rest for up to 5 days in fridge
Cleansing of livers & kidneys
Celery is antiseptic in nature so it can prevent kidney and liver problems. Celery’s detoxifying properties in form of phytonutrients work to remove bad bacteria, fungi and other toxins.
Blood pressure & heart
Studies have shown that by consuming celery you will increase the intake of potassium and sodium. As a good source of potassium, celery has a mitigating effect on elevated blood pressure levels associated with hypertension.
The celery relaxes the muscles carrying blood to the hearth resulting in relaxed flow of your blood. This process leads into reduction of blood pressure.
The presence of fibre results in reduction of bad cholesterol. The fibre attaches itself to the cholesterol particles in the digestive tract, preventing their absorption in the blood stream.
Reduce Inflammation & Acne
Celery stalks have great anti-inflammatory effects because of the presents of apigenin and pathalides. Especially helps to prevent arthritis pain, muscle pain and joint pain.
This anti-inflammatory properties has been proved as an effective tool against acne breakouts.
Popular in weight loss diet as low in calories but settles in the gut, so your stomach may empty more slowly – keeps you feeling full longer and prevents hunger pangs.
Celery is a combination of fibres. It helps your digestive tract and prevent constipation.