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33 Tips, Tricks, and Health Benefits of Celery

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33 Tips, Tricks, and Health Benefits of Celery

Celery is 95% water, very alkaline, and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well-known, but you would be surprised at its other amazing health properties.

We consider it a powerfood that should be eaten daily.

13 Health Benefits:

1. Celery has blood pressure reducing properties. It contains active phthalides, which relax the muscles of the arteries that regulate blood pressure so the vessels dilate. Phthalides also reduce stress hormones, which can cause blood vessels to constrict.

2. The fiber is very good for weight loss.

3. Celery is purported to be a negative calorie food, which means it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains. While this is not strictly accurate, a single stalk of celery still has only a few calories due to being full of cellulose. The addition of celery to your diet will help you tremendously with your weight loss efforts. I consider it so important to weight loss that it is an element in my Weight Loss Boot Camp.

4. Celery contains plant hormones that calm and soothe the central nervous system, which will make your losing weight an easier thing to do.

5. Celery leaves are a source of flavonoid antioxidants zeaxanthin, lutein and beta-carotene, which have antioxidant, cancer-protective, and immune-boosting functions.

6. Celery seed is used to treat colds, arthritis, and diseases of the liver and spleen in Ayurvedic medicine.

 

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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4:13AM PDT on Apr 6, 2015

Thank you, but will celery bulbs do? In Poland we don't eat celery stalks and they are rarely available in shops and when they are, they must have been sprinkled with chemicals to remain fresh during the transport from Italy or Spain. (The stalks of the variety we eat in Poland cannot be eaten raw.)

2:44AM PST on Nov 23, 2014

Thanks

2:02PM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Sorry, but unless this is truly organic celery, then I'll pass. It's one food that is nearly 80% fluids, so it takes up all the many toxic pesticides its sprayed with in conventional agriculture, and is one of the highest rated on the Dirty 15.

2:05AM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Thanks for sharing I also like it very much

8:36AM PDT on Oct 23, 2014

Thanks!

4:36AM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

Thank you :)

7:21AM PDT on Aug 19, 2014

Thank you so much!

10:33PM PDT on May 15, 2014

Celery rocks :)

10:29PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Thank you so much you have given the great blogs site by which we can get more advantage.
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2:29PM PST on Jan 16, 2014

Thank you for sharing :) x

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