Food and Nutrition

Health Benefits of Celery

March 24, 2021 • Fenny Peiffer


Celery is a low-calorie vegetable with many health benefits, belonging to the Apiaceae family. It helps detoxify the body and has a calming effect on the body and mind. These are not the only benefits of celery. Continue to find out why you should include celery in your daily diet.

Anti-inflammatory Benefits

Celery protects against inflammation in the digestive tract. This is a problem many seniors are familiar with. The non-starch polysaccharides appear to be the main factor in helping against digestive inflammation. Celery also helps with other types of inflammation, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. So, eating more celery just may help you find some relief.

Cholesterol and Benefits

This is a high fiber, low-calorie crunchy vegetable, and a perfect solution for a low-cholesterol diet. Celery has an active ingredient called butylphthalide, which gives its scent and flavor. This component is known to reduce LDL, the bad cholesterol.

Blood Pressure Benefits

According to research, celery has been helpful in lowering blood pressure. Phthalide is an active compound found in celery. This helps boost the circulatory system. If you suffer from hypertension problems, you can consider munching on raw celery stalks to help lower it.

Alkaline Benefits

Alkaline is vital in keeping our tissues supple and prevents inflammation. It is extremely important in preventing cancer. Celery helps to regulate the body’s alkaline balance and thus, keeps you healthy and fit.

Weight Benefits

This is a great choice if you are watching your weight. One celery stalk contains less than 10 calories. Adding celery to your salad or soup can not only give you all its health benefits but also enable you to watch your weight. Celery sticks are excellent diet foods as they keep you feeling full for longer too so that you don’t munch on unhealthy foods in-between meals.

Visual Benefits

One celery stalk contains approximately 10% of your daily Vitamin A requirements. As you may be aware, Vitamin A is beneficial in protecting your eyes and prevents the formation of age-related vision problems.

Stress Relief Benefits

If you are stressed, and unable to sleep at night, enjoy a snack with celery and you will feel calm and have a good night’s sleep. This is because celery contains magnesium and essential oils that soothe the nervous system.

Now that you know celery’s many health benefits, add it to your daily diet. You will start feeling its benefits in no time.

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