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Want a daily snack that is high in nutrition, low in calories, and has medical benefits? Then you can’t go wrong with celery. One stalk is only six calories and 1.2 grams of carbs. Here are seven health benefits:
Celery contains 25 anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce chronic inflammation such as osteoporosis and arthritis.
The phytonutrients in celery are known to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and organs along with the arteries, thereby increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure.
A study out of the University of Singapore demonstrated that celery contains a compound (3-n-butylphthalide) that has cholesterol-lowering properties.
Celery is a good source of vitamins:
A – eye health
C – boosts immunity
K – strong bones
B6 – brain health
The beneficial minerals in celery include:
Potassium – regulates fluid balance
Folate – converts carbohydrates into energy
Iron – red blood cell producer
Sodium – sends nerve impulses and muscle contractions
Magnesium – creates and repairs DNA and RNA
The fiber in celery is good for:
The Food-as-Medicine philosophy is based on the belief that whole food is a traditional remedy with the therapeutic power to improve and maintain one’s health. The philosophy has been around for hundreds of years.Read More