Health benefits of celery

Health benefits of celery

Although most people are aware that celery has few calories, few are aware of how much this vegetable’s abundance in antioxidants can improve both short- and long-term health. 

Although celery may not have the most tantalising flavour, it more than makes up for it in nutrients. Also, its mild flavour and aroma can be one of its greatest benefits because it goes excellent as a dip and is used in a variety of soups and salads.

Celery is widely regarded as one of the healthiest snacks and a good source of fibre. Given the low calorie level of the vegetable, its fibre content is quite remarkable. This makes it a good choice for anyone who wants to reduce their weight or keep their digestion in good shape. 

  • To prevent cancer 

Celery contains a ton of antioxidants. They include known varieties like flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as lesser-known compounds like lunularin and bergapten. These and other antioxidants aid in reducing oxidative stress, a factor in cancer development. 

  • Blood Pressure Control 

Phthalides, a type of phytochemical, are prevalent in celery. This substance is supposed to relax the tissues of the artery walls to support normal blood flow. Reduced blood pressure may result from this improved blood flow. Celery seed extract was used in a classic study where participants observed lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. 

  • Therapy and Prevention for Alzheimer’s Disease 

According to research, the celery seed extract L-3-n-butylphthalide enhances cognition and memory. In addition to helping cure Alzheimer’s, this extract may also help stop the disease from ever developing.

  • Have anti-inflammatory properties

Rich in plant compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, celery may be a useful inclusion for those with chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis.

  • could help manage blood sugar better 

Celery is beneficial for people who need to regulate their blood sugar levels because it has a low glycaemic index (GI) and a high concentration of fibre. Research indicates that it might also lower blood glucose levels.

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