60 Second Benefits of Celery
Celery – a crunchy, cool green natural delight that becomes the perfect low-cal dipper for hummus or salsa. Great in salads or sauteed in soups. At just ten calories a stalk, for many years celery’s main claim to fame was as all-purpose diet food.
But did you know that celery has a ton of nutritional benefits on its own? It’s rich in vitamin C, A, and K, and minerals magnesium, iron, and sodium. Celery is alkaline.
Yes, eating celery can:
• Reduce blood pressure and glucose levels
• Prevent oxidative damage
• Prevent inflammation
• Lower cholesterol
• Prevent urinary tract infections
• Lower arthritis pain
Because of all these wonderful benefits, celery has become a popular vegetable for juicing, sometimes mixed with a bit of apple or cucumber juice for flavor and added nutrients.
Don’t pass up the celery at the farmer’s market. Grab a bunch, rinse it off, and enjoy!
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!