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Why Celery Is Good For You

Every day, a new superfood seems to come along. Every vegetable it seems has it’s time in the limelight.

And rightly so. Many of the humble vegetables that we see on the supermarket shelves get passed over and their amazing contribution to our health is forgotten.

The truth is, a diet rich in vegetab;es can go a long way to improving and maintaining health.

It is also true that some vegetables do have some amazing properties that go above and beyond the regular benefits of other vegetables.

As always, if you are thinking of starting a new dieting regime, then you should check reviews of your diet or any product that you buy on before you buy.

There are many diet and health related companies who have products on the market and you should be careful in your research.

A Brief Description

Celery is an unusual plant. It normally grows in quite marshy conditions, but has adapted well to modern agricultural methods.

It comes from the same family of plants as carrots and parsley, and grows with a very recognisable sprout of thick stems topped with palmate green leaves.

If you are old enough then you may remember celery from your childhood as being stringier and hotter than the varieties that are available today.

Where possible, you would do well to look out for older varieties from growers who pride themselves on growing traditional varieties.

Benefits For Your Heart

Celery has been shown to have high levels of potassium and calcium. Both of these minerals are essential for heart health.

In addition, celery contains vitamin K which is essential for the production of red blood cells.

As a fabulous bonus, celery contains many anti-inflammatory compounds, which mean it should be one of the top foods on your list for improving heart health.

Don’t Forget

It mustn’t be forgotten also that celery has been shown to improve cognitive function. Age and chronic conditions like depression can all take their toll on our cognition, and studies like this one shine a very positive light on celery.

Blood Sugar

Celery has a very low glycemic index, meaning that it’s not a sugar load on the body. In addition, it may also help with the body’s blood sugar management, and in controlling blood glucose levels.

All of this is really great news if you are dieting or trying to lose weight. It’s even better news if you are one of the high percentage of people who have elevated levels of glucose in their blood.

A Word Of Caution

Not all plants are necessarily good for us just because they are plants.

And a perceived benefit does not mean that elevated consumption will mean equally improved conditions.

Celery is a plant, and like all plants it contains oxalates. Celery actually contains relatively high levels of oxalates and these have been shown to be problematic for the body.

But the benefits outweigh the downside, so eat celery in moderation.…