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Live Free with Celery!

by Aug 18, 2019Blog, Featured Blog

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:

Regulating bowels

Increasing satiety

 

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