The one of the most underrated vegetables is for sure the celery. We all eat the leaves and use them in meals but mostly avoid the sticks that are crunchy and filled with water.
We should always eat the full package that celery offers because it has a whole lot of beneficial properties and compounds like nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and a lot of other beneficial properties that our body needs to stay healthy and vital.
The more you eat celery the more good benefits it can only bring to you. Experts have made studies and they show that if you eat celery everyday it can help you in order to protect and strengthen your eyesight and can even help brighten your eyes, and with that it can make them to appear more whiter and more clear. It can also help you to look fresh and more younger.
Anti-Inflammatory – Celery is t=one of the vegetables that is more likely known that it contains a high amount of anti inflammatory properties.It also has high amount of antioxidants that help fight against radical damage on the body, that also lead to arthritis and inflammation. Furthermore, those who have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, or other issues with inflammation in their digestive tracts can benefit greatly from eating celery because the antioxidants in it have been shown, and used, to effectively treat those conditions.
Protects and Repairs Damage at the Cellular Level – Celery contains over a dozen different types of antioxidants including flavonoids, vitamin K, and lunularin. These antioxidant nutrients help to naturally relieve oxidative stress and aid our bodies in removing damage causing free radicals, thus providing protection for our cells, blood vessels, and organs against them.
Regulates Body Temperature – Celery’s high water content and naturally present electrolytes help to regulate your body temperature by both hydrating and cooling your body down on a really hot day.
Helps Prevent Ulcers – Celery can help prevent ulcers, those tiny painful sores in the stomach or small intestine, from forming because it contains a certain type of ethanol extract that protects the digestive system lining. Studies have shown that celery greatly increases amounts of gastric mucus in the stomach lining which is vital in the protection against ulcers, rips and tears. This is especially true for people who suffer from low or insufficient levels of gastric mucus to begin with.
Helps Prevent Urinary Tract Infections – Celery is like cranberries in this respect because it stimulates urine production while also helping to reduce uric acid levels. This makes it an excellent aid for helping to prevent and fight against UTIs and other bacterial infections in the reproductive and/or digestive tracts.
Helps You Lose Weight – At only 10 calories per stick it’s extremely low calorie, all-natural, and yet still full of vitamins and nutrients. It also helps regulate metabolism and fills you up, thereby reducing your urge to snack afterwards on less healthy options.
In addition, celery has been proven to help lower cholesterol, prevent high blood pressure, and protect our livers against fat build up. It may even help to protect us from certain types of cancers but the research in that area is on-going and more studies in that area are needed. The video goes over all these points in greater detail so check it out and remember to stock up on celery the next time you go to the store!