As a child, I never like celery. Its distinct flavor was not palatable then. Even as I was growing up, I hardly touch celery.
I only begun to enjoy celery after educating myself on the health benefits of celery. From what I have learned, celery is an excellent source of vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, potassium, foliate, molybdenum, manganese and vitamin B6. Celery is also a good source of calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, magnesium, vitamin A, phosphorous and iron.
What attracts me to celery is really its effect on high blood pressure. My mother has high blood pressure and genetically, I may have high blood pressure in due time. As preventive measure, eating celery can help in reducing high blood pressure as it give the effect of calmness. Another reason why I am drawn to celery is that it can help in weight loss. This is because celery has almost zero calorie.
The other benefits of celery includes:
- Celery clears uric acid from painful joints and may help the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic problems.
- Celery also helps the kidney an acts an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Adding celery into my diet wasn’t easy at the start. I reckon you will have to acquire the taste of celery over time. I have tried various ways to add celery into my diet and in my humble opinion, the best way to eat celery is to drink it up.
One of my favorite juice recipe is the Celery, Carrot & Apple Juice. It is a slight variation to the Apple-Carrot Detox Juice.
The Celery, Carrot and Apple Juice is a refreshing juice packed with beta carotenes and potassium.
To make this juice, you will need to blend 3 sticks of celery, 4 carrots and 3 apples into the juicer. Once done, drink it up immediately and you will benefit from its calming effect and high calcium content.
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