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Health benefits of Celery

I recently received a request to do a post on celery and it’s many benefits. I am truly honored for this request and today we take a closer look at this superfood.

At first glance it appears as a top choice for low calorie snacking and while uncovering a long list of benefits, we will also take a look at a few cautions.

I have long used Celery in my “Green Juice” shakes as it is a natural source of electrolytes and promotes good eye health.

Celery is a wonderful source of fiber, filled with antioxidants to boost short and long term health, as well as cancer prevention. Mild in flavor it’s a favorite go to for soups, salads and dips.

Celery is rich in phthalates which help artery wall tissues to relax and promote blood flow. What it means for us is blood pressure management and an easier flow, and lower blood pressure.

Celery also suggest the prevention and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and could play a valuable role in preventing it all together.

Rich in, (see below) Celery fights free radicals to limit oxidative stress.

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Folate

Sounds wonderful right? Who wouldn’t want to load up on this healthy cancer fighting, blood pressure lowering snack? Here are just a few things to consider and if you don’t have any problems with the minor cons the health benefits definitely outweigh the cautions.

Eaten in excess, celery can cause bloating, constipation or gas in some people. These side effects may stem from the high levels of the compound mannitol, which research links to gastrointestinal problems. Celery is also high in sodium which could aid bloating and water retention. While a diet rich in fiber is very healthy, one should slowly introduce any changes to their routine as to not overwhelm your system. This is especially beneficial to avoid pain in your digestive tract due to a inflamed gut. So go slow, a little will go a long ways and you can increase accordingly to your tolerance.

Celery is also linked as a vegetable with the most pesticide residue. Please wash and clean accordingly and thorough. High levels lead to toxicity in the brain and nervous system. A chain reaction is triggered which can lead to complications and the once cancer fighting vegetable could now become a contributor, increasing cancer growth due to the pesticide residue. Pesticides also increase your chance of eye, skin and lung irritation. Choosing organic celery will be a great choice….and I’d still wash it anyways. Better be safe than sorry and the key to our health should remain in our own pocket instead of leaving it off with someone else.

Last but not least, be aware of potential allergies when eating celery. Symptoms can range from mild itching all the way to anaphylactic shock, so moderation and lower quantities are a great idea instead of doing something radical.

Author:

We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

16 thoughts on “Health benefits of Celery

  1. I’ve been known to indulge in celery with peanut butter here and there 🙂 I also put it in a lot of my recipes. It’s interesting to learn about all its benefits from this post, because so many people have told me it’s “mostly water” and not all that good for you. And good to know about the pesticide. I always wash my vegetables but I will wash it even more carefully now!

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    1. I do the same and also love it in soups. You are right and it is mostly water. Little nutritional value comes from it based on daily percentage requirements because of it, and yet it comes with many health benefits. Enjoy and rinse well. Hugs

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  2. Celery is one of my favourite snacks! I love having something crunchy in the afternoon and always pair it w/ hummus. I have recently started favouring organic celery when shopping, so it’s good to know that I’m helping myself steer clear of pesticide residue!!!

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