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We all want to have a better healthier life.
Nature gives us several products which are real health “helpers”. This month there’s an amazing one in season.
A “top” natural product, which is considered, alongside with other vegetables or fruits, a health booster: celery
Crunchy, crispy celery is well known for being low in calories, but its health benefits go far beyond use as a diet food. Celery contains useful phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. It’s a convenient on-the-go snack as well as a vegetable that can be incorporated into cooked dishes, stir-fries and salads.
Unlike some vegetables, celery retains most of its nutrients even if it is steamed.
- Weight Loss
One stalk of celery contains only about 10 calories, while a cup of chopped celery contains about 16. It also contains dietary fiber (1.6 grams per cup), which helps curb cravings because it absorbs water in the digestive tract, making you feel fuller longer.
Celery is rich in phytonutrient antioxidants that contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Celery is about 95 percent water. This can make it a good way to keep necessary fluid levels up, because of its high water content. Celery is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration,
Celery is an old folk remedy for heartburn, because of its low acidity.
- Cholesterol and blood pressure
Celery’s fiber may help lower cholesterol levels because it picks up excess cholesterol compounds in your gut and pushes them out in the elimination process.
Fiber is well known for its digestive benefits. It helps keep your bowel
movements regular, thereby reducing constipation; helps keep your bowels healthy, and aids in weight maintenance, One cup of celery provides about 6 percent of your daily fiber needs.
Some recent research suggests that the antioxidants in celery could also help improve stomach lining and reduce the risk of gastric ulcers.
Furthermore, eating celery can possibly reduce the risk of gastritis, because the vegetable’s flavonoids may help stop the growth of unwanted gut bacteria that causes inflammation.
Celery contains high levels of androstenone and androstenol, which are male pheromones. Celery has a reputation as an aphrodisiac, going back to the ancient Romans, who dedicated the plant to Pluto, god of sex and hell. In recent years, celery has gotten buzz for its purported arousing benefits.
Isn’t it amazing all that celerey can do for you?
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Good health. Snug moments!