13 May 2014

Health Benefits of Eating Celery

Photo credit: chinese-food-recipes.net

This leafy and stalky vegetable with a very pronounced taste is packed with nutrients good for our health. It is rich in vitamin C and contains minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, sodium, and potassium.

Aside from it being rich in vitamin C, it is also includes A, E, D, B6, B12 and K as part of its vitamin entourage. It also has thiamine, riboflavin, fiber, and folic acid.

Its health benefits:

Reduces blood pressure – it contains phthalides which are organic chemical compound that can lower the level of stress hormones

Reduced cholesterol – it helps reduce cholesterol

Helps keep joints healthy – it is great for people who have arthritis, rheumatism, and gout.

It is a diuretic – helps remove uric acid crystals

It is an antiseptic – helps in the eliminations of uric acid because it is stimulates urination which also makes it good for people who have problems in their bladder, kidneys.

And here are more:
Can prevent cancer
Improves immune system
Reduces asthma symptoms
Improves cardiovascular health
Relieves migraine

Incorporate celery in your regular meals now and boost your health.

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