One of the vegetables which is considered to be the most abundant in nutrients is the celery, even though many people don’t like its taste. It contains vitamins: K, B, C and A, potassium as well as magnesium. Celery also contain an abundance of phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which increases the intracellular communication, strengthens your immune system and makes any DNA damage which appears because of toxins repaired.
This is what 101 grams of raw celery which is actually 1 cup of chopped raw celery is full of:
– 1.6 grams of fiber
– 0.7 grams of protein
– 3.5 grams of carbohydrates
– 29.6 micrograms of vitamin K (37% DV)
– 0.2 grams of fat
– 16.2 calories
36.5 micrograms of folate (9% DV)
453 international units (9% DV)
3.1 milligrams of vitamin C (5% DV)
0.1 milligram of manganese (5% DV)
263 milligrams of potassium (8% DV)
40.4 milligrams of calcium (4% DV)
0.1 milligram of vitamin B6 (4% DV)
11.1 milligrams of magnesium (3% DV)
0.1 milligram of riboflavin (3% DV)
It also contains niacin, some sugars, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, phosphorus, iron, selenium and zinc.
Here are some of the most amazing health benefits celery contains:
The pH balance of your body becomes regulated
Any chronic inflammation becomes prevented as well as treated
Constipation and other stomach problems become eliminated
It improves the process of weight loss because it contains a lot of fiber, but only a small amount of calories
The body becomes well-hydrated because celery contains about 96% of water
Any gastric ulcer or gastritis becomes eliminated
Celery contains very powerful diuretic properties and is especially helpful against urinary tract infections
You fall asleep faster because it calms down your nervous system
It also contains phthalide which helps you have a regulated blood pressure as well as cholesterol
Acid reflux and heartburn become relieved because it contains a low amount of acids
As we have mentioned it previously, celery is full of vitamin A, so it is especially good for the cornea, against dry eyes, to improve your complete vision etc.
Celery is a vegetable which is especially rich in male pheromones like: androsterone and androstanol which make it a natural aphrodisiac
It also has the ability to improve the count of sperm in men and improve the complete male fertility because it increases the levels of a hormone called aldosterone
When you chew celery, it becomes broken in many fibrous strands so it acts as a natural dental floss and helps you have clean teeth.
This amazing vegetables can be used in numerous recipes: stews, soups, salads, stir-fries, salad dressings, hummus, sauces etc. Just think of all the amazing health benefits you can obtain from it and enjoy its rich taste!