Health Benefits of Celery

Celery

Nutrition Information, Health Benefits of Celery

Celery provides an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.  It’s a very good source of folic acid, potassium, and vitamins B1 and B6.  Celery also offers a good source of vitamin B2 and calcium. Even though celery contains more sodium than most other vegetables, the sodium is offset by it’s high levels of potassium.  Studies have shown that the amount of sodium in celery is not significant even for the most salt-sensitive individuals.

Celery contains phytochemical compounds known as coumarins.  Studies have shown that coumarins are effective in cancer prevention and capable of enhancing the activity of certain white blood cells.  Coumarin compounds also lower blood pressure, tone the vascular system, and are possibly effective when used in cases of migraines.  Due to the high levels of potassium and sodium, when celery-based juices are consumed after a workout they serve as great electrolyte replacement drinks.  Studies have also shown that celery may help to lower cholesterol and prevent cancer by improving detoxification. Celery extract that contains 85% 3nB, has been shown to be effective in the treatment of “rheumatism”.  That is the general term used for arthritic and muscular aches and pains.

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