10 health benefits of celery juice
While celery might night not be the everyone’s taste, there are some phenomenal benefits to drinking pure celery juice. If you’ve been on Instagram lately, you’ll surely have noticed users touting its properties which supposedly cure everything from digestive issues to chronic pain. Here’s our rundown of the 10 health benefits of celery juice.
Celery is packed with powerful antioxidants
A recent study has shown that celery is chock-a-block with more than 12 antioxidants which, among much more, can help decrease the risk of getting some cancers. Compounds like p-coumaric acid, luteolin, tannin, kaempferol and saponin are all found in celery and known for their antioxidant properties. These antioxidants also help protect blood vessels, cells and organs.
Celery’s full of nutrients too
Fresh celery is full of excellent nutrients including folate, manganese, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin b6, magnesium and riboflavin. All this good stuff helps keep your body ticking over.
Celery helps aid digestion
You can decrease the risk of stomach ulcers, improve stomach lining and aid digestion all down to a compound called apiuman, a pectin-based polysaccharide.
Celery helps stabilize blood sugar
Celery is very low on the glycemic index. In normal terms, this means it has a slow, stabilizing effect on your blood sugar level. It’s also very low in sodium which has help control your blood pressure.
Celery keeps you hydrated
Drinking a glass of celery juice a day helps to keep you feeling hydrated. It’s high percentage of water along with electrolytes that help your body absorb the water are perfect for stopping you dehydrating, keeping you sharper and increasing energy throughout the day.
Celery helps lower high cholesterol
You can help maintain a healthy heart with a glass of celery juice a day. A compound called 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) found in celery has been studied for its lipid-lowering action. A Singaporean research project found that rats fed with celery extract has much lower levels of lipids in their blood compared to ones that didn’t.
Celery can help with weight loss
Combine all the nutrients found in celery with its lack of calories and you can see why it may be useful for weight loss. You can have your daily fix of antioxidants, vitamins, electrolytes and other nutrients with almost no calories while fill feeling full.
Celery can help stop urinary tract infections
Celery is known to reduce uric acid which in turn is highly beneficial for fighting bacterial infections, particularly in the digestive tract. Plus, it can help reduce the risk of disorders in the bladder and many kidney problems.
Celery helps protect the liver
A recent study by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Helwan University in Egypt found that celery helps reduce the amount of unhealthy fat which builds up in the liver which could cause health problems in the future.
Celery helps lower inflammation
Celery is known for its anti-inflamatory properties, mostly down to the flavonoids and polyphenols. This helps support overall healthy by fighting free radical damage which would lead to inflammation and chronic diseases like arthritis and heart disease.
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