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    Published on : March 24, 2017   l   10:12 am

    The Amazing Benefits of Celery :

     

    If you think of celery just as a light, juicy, crunchy add on to salads and Chinese recipes or consider it only as a low calorie vegetable, think again. This often overlooked and underrated vegetable is a good source of calcium, vitamins, potassium and magnesium. Almost every part of celery can be eaten. It can be juiced, the leaves can be added to salads for a pungent twist, while the stalks lend a delicious flavor to salads, soups and cooked meals – not to mention livening up an otherwise mundane cocktail. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, wrote that this vegetable can be used to calm our nerves and provide a great relief to joint pains, asthma, acne or lung infections.

    The United States produces over 1 billion pounds of celery every year, to be served as a “major plate vegetable”. This uncrowned hero is available in different varieties including Australian celery, Indian celery, Vietnamese celery, water celery etc.

     

    1. 1. Acidity

    The important minerals in this magical vegetable effectively balance the body’s blood pH, neutralizing acidity.

     

    1. 2. Athletes

    Celery juice acts as the perfect post-workout tonic as it replaces lost electrolytes and rehydrates the body with its rich minerals

     

    1. 3. Cancer

    Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Phenolic acids which block the action of prostaglandins that encourage the growth of tumor cells. And coumarins which help prevent free radicals from damaging cells.

     

    1. 4. Cholesterol

    This humble veggie has been shown to effectively and significantly lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

     

    1. 5. Colon and stomach cancer

    The phytochemical coumarins prevent the formation and development of the colon and stomach cancers.

     

    1. 6. Constipation

    The natural laxative effect of celery helps to relieve constipation. It also helps relax nerves that have been overworked by man-made laxatives

     

    1. 7. Inflammation

    The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for all inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis

     

    1. 8. Kidney Function

    Celery promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body. While eliminating toxins, it also prevents formation of kidney stones.

     

    1. 9. Lower Blood Pressure

    Drinking celery juice every day for a week significantly helps lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides help relax the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow normally. To be effective, drink the juice for one week, stop for three weeks, and start over.

     

     

    How can we include celery in our diet?

     

    Italian Celery and Mushroom Salad

     

     

    Required :

     

    • 7 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1 pound mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced as thin as possible
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 8 ribs celery, shaved paper thin
    • 1 cup shaved cheese
    • Sea salt / rock salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

     

    Directions :

     

    Take a skillet and heat 3 table spoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add mushroom and saute after the oil gets hot until they turn golden brown, for about 5-6 minutes. Season the mixture with little salt and pepper and let it cool for sometime. To prepare the salad, take 4 table spoon of olive oil and whisk it with lemon juice. Add a little salt and pepper and mix it with celery, cooled mushrooms, cheese and parsley.

     

     

     

    Goddess immunity juice:

     

    This juice has a ton of vitamins and minerals. It is high in iron, calcium and is alkalizing.

     

    2 stalks Celery
    1/2 – 1 Apple
    1/2 inch of Ginger
    Handful Parsley
    1 cucumber
    1/2 Lemon, squeezed
    Juice all produce, drink fresh and enjoy!

    ( References : Lifehackdaily, juicing-for-health.com)

     

     




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