Never, Ever Throw This Food Away
You probably throw this away when it comes on your plate.
Not everyone does this, but quite a few Americans do.
Truth is most Americans throw it away.
It’s possible they don’t like it, or maybe it’s because they don’t know how good it is.
But I want to show you that’s a bad move, and I can prove it!
6 Reasons to Enjoy Celery Today ( Never Throw it Away Again)
If the following benefits don’t convince you to eat celery, then all hope is lost.
But these are some pretty substantial reasons to add it to your diet.
1: Helps Reduce Inflammation:
As you might already know, inflammation is one of the leading causes of many chronic diseases. Things like Age-related memory loss, poor immune health, poor heart health, and so many more are caused by inflammation.
Well, despite being a relative bland vegetable, celery is also a powerful inflammation fighter. The way it does this is via antioxidants like plant flavonoids and polyphenols. Celery accomplishes this by searching the body for free-radicals (inflammation causing particles) and then helping to neutralize them.
In researching celery, it’s been discovered there are more than a dozen of these antioxidants giving it so much power. This makes it one of the more powerful plant foods on the planet.
2. Helps You Lose Weight:
Part of this has to do with the celery’s composition. Since it’s made primarily of water and fiber, it’s actually a filling treat. The other reason celery is effective in this regard is because it promotes lipid (fat) metabolism.
Celery’s loaded with essential vitamins and minerals which give your body an extra “boost” and help elevate your overall health profile in a way many other foods can’t. Not to mention celery is a low calorie food itself, so it doesn’t actually cause your body to pack on weight.
3. Can Help Fortify Immune System:
This is a really exciting attribute celery possesses.
Medical News Today writes about celery’s powerful cancer-fighting abilities.
Celery contains a flavanoid called luteolin. Researchers believe that this particular flavonoid may posses anti-cancer properties.
A study published in Current Cancer Drug Targets said that, “recent epidemiological studies have attributed a cancer prevention property to luteolin”. The authors of the study say that “luteolin sensitizes cancer cells to therapeutic-induced cytotoxicity through suppressing cell survival pathways.”
How about that for an encouraging reason to add celery to your diet.
4. Could Help Soothe Your Gut:
As mentioned before, celery is high in fiber. A cup of loosely chopped celery has up to 5 grams of fiber.
With adequate fiber in the diet you’ll be able to move your bowels with greater frequency.
Along with frequent bowel movements comes the ability of your body to detox itself from harmful toxins as well as purge itself of potentially fermentable foods (which cause gas and bloat). Additionally, celery contains a compound known as NBP.
This odorless oily compound is also helpful at contributing to detox and can even produce a diuretic effect. Rats given NBP had larger quantities of urine emitted than those without NBP.
This same compound can help increase circulation in the intestines which might help with digestion and water retention.
5. Known to Help Keep Cholesterol Levels Balanced:
One of my colleagues made a really good point recently.
We know several compounds contained inside of celery actually help with cholesterol levels.
Dr Axe explains:
Benefits of celery include its cholesterol-lowering power that make it useful for improving or maintaining heart health. Celery contains a unique compound called 3-n-butylphthalide(BuPh) that has previously been reported to have lipid-lowering action, but researchers believe celery has many other other beneficial compounds that are still emerging in research.
In a study conducted by the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Singapore, when rats were fed a high-fat diet for eight weeks, rats that had been given celery extract showed significantly lower levels of lipids in their blood compared to the control group of rats that didn’t receive celery extract. (2)
The group supplementing with celery extract experienced a beneficial reduction in serum total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglyceride (TG) concentrations.
6: Can Ramp Up Your Sex Life:
Yes, little old celery can help increase libido.
Here’s how it works.
As Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation observed, there are two pheromones present in the stalk of celery. They are androstenone and androstenol. Getting these into your body can help out with arousal and can give your sex drive a boost.
I don’t really need to go into much more detail, but consider adding it to your diet and see how you respond.
Guess What Else is True about Celery
One of the last reasons to buy celery (and to eat it) is it’s cheap.
Celery is one of the most affordable veggies out there.
On a price per pound ratio, you won’t find too many that match up to celery.
So get it now, and don’t even think about throwing it away when it comes with that next order of chicken wings.