We often hear dietitians recommend to include superfoods in our diet. In our desire to lose a few pounds, or fight chronic diseases, we look for easily available superfoods in groceries. We tend to buy superfoods such as Avocados, Blueberries, Broccolis, Salmons, and Acai berries.
What most people do not know is that, celery is a superfood in its own right as well. A friend who is 50 plus and healthy swears to its many benefits.
Celery contains phytonutrients, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. It helps in boosting our immune system and aids in fighting chronic diseases. Not only that, but the phytonutrients contained in a Celery enhances our intracellular communication, which helps in better repairmen of our damaged DNA from toxins.
Celery is good for our health and the Department of Agriculture of USA even recommends to consume celery daily in order to combat cancer and heart disease.
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Celery is also a water-based vegetable which is rich in nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. In fact, it is better to eat Celery after an intensive work-out than consume energy drinks which contains high amount of sugar.
Also, celery’s remarkable capacity to replenish our body after a tiring work is thanks to its high concentration of iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A,C,E,K,B12 and more!
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What makes celery a cut above the rest is that each part of this amazing vegetable is nutritious. Its seeds, roots, stalk, and leaves are rich in properties beneficial in preventing diabetes, urinary tract infections, liver disease, asthma, tuberculosis, dental conditions, and gallbladder complications.
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With all of these beneficial wonders from a single vegetable make you want to binge on it all day, I bet you will be surprised at how it can bring significant changes in your health and body by incorporating it in your daily meal for an entire week!
 Your blood pressure and cholesterol level will be reduced
Celery contains anti-cholesterol properties which prevents your blood pressure from spiking up. In addition, they are rich in muscle relaxant agents which helps in enhancing calcium and potassium flow inside and outside of our cells. Also consuming two stalks of celery every day reduces your cholesterol up to 7%.
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 Your body will lose weight
If you are aiming to lose weight or maintain a healthy figure, celery should be your best friend! They do wonders for your body. Did you know that the calorie needed to digest celery is greater than the amount of calories it contains?! Amazing right! So what are you waiting for? Munch on that freshly crisp celery!
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 Your smile will be brighter and more dazzling
Celery contains anti-inflammatory agents which is good in responding to infections and irritations. It is badly needed especially for those who have irritated and inflamed gums and teeth. Eating celery for a week helps your teeth and gums look brighter and healthier thanks to the rich amount of calcium a celery contains!
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 You will have better digestion
Celery is not only rich in water, it is also a great source of fiber. Its natural fiber and phytochemicals stimulate the stomach’s wall and small intestines. This process prevents constipation by aiding in the course of peristalsis. This aids in making the ingested food come into the big intestine mixed and churned better. It also helps the enzymes break down the nutrients for better absorbent.
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 Reduces heartburn attacks
Since celery helps in boosting our digestive system, eating celery daily also means saying goodbye to unwanted heartburn attacks. The juice of celery regulates the level of acidity of our stomach, calming the heartburn away. However if heartburn still persists after celery intake, it is advisable to see a doctor.
 Prevents ulcer
According to a study conducted in 2010, published by Journal of Pharmaceutical Biology, celery is rich in a certain type of ethanol extract which protects the lining of our digestive tract. They also contain flavonoids, tannins, volatile oils, and alkaloids which increases the production of mucus responsible for protecting our intestines.
 Keeps you well-hydrated
A celery is a water vegetable which means that it is rich in water content. In fact a celery could be an alternative to cucumber, which contains 98% of water, since it contains 95% of replenishing fluids. Eating a celery, a day keeps dehydration away!
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 Prevents eye-degeneration
A celery is packed with vitamin A. In fact, eating a large stalk of celery a day delivers up to 10% of your daily need for vitamin A. We all know that vitamin A is beneficial to our eyes, but to remind ourselves, this is the vitamin that protects our eyes and prevents degeneration of vision due to aging.
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With all of the wonderful and remarkable benefits eating a stalk of celery a day gives to your health, I do not see any reason why you wouldn’t want to eat a fresh and crispy celery. Start upgrading your recipe by incorporating this truly magnificent superfood and experience the wonders it brings to your health!
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A friendly reminder! Celery is not recommended to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Its seeds and celery oils is known to induce premature contractions and have caused disheartening miscarriages.
(Note: This article is for informational purposes only and not to be treated as an expert opinion. If you’re dealing with any of signs & symptoms mentioned in the article, it’s important to always consult with your doctor or a specialist.)