According to reports EconomyOnline According to the Radio and Television, celery is a herbaceous plant of the parsley family that has received a lot of attention, its fans consider the properties of celery to include a wide range of diseases such as inflammation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Celery is a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Nutritional value of celery
This plant contains large amounts of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamins B 2 and B 6 and vitamin C. Celery is also a good source of folate, potassium, manganese, pantothenic acid and dietary fiber. Celery and its seeds both contain chemicals that nutritionists call phytonutrients. Celery contains two beneficial antioxidants. Scientists call these two compounds apigenin and luteolin. Research shows that apigenin and luteolin reduce inflammation and may help treat a wide range of inflammatory diseases. Celery is also low in calories and sugar, making it a great choice for a quick and healthy snack.
One of the properties of celery is to reduce inflammation in the body. A 2019 study found that celery leaves may affect cytokines, which are immune system messenger molecules responsible for anti-inflammatory effects in the body. This is because the leaves may have high levels of apigenin, luteolin and camphor. Researchers have concluded that celery can be a potential ingredient in treating and preventing inflammatory diseases.
The fiber in celery may help lower cholesterol. The phthalates in this herb may also help stimulate bile secretion, which lowers cholesterol levels. Lower cholesterol means less plaque on the walls of the arteries and overall improvement in heart health. The fiber in it can also work to eliminate fats, remove them from the bloodstream and expel them from the body with regular bowel movements, and improve cardiovascular health.
Lower blood pressure
Celery contains an organic chemical called phthalic. These compounds may help lower the levels of stress hormones in the blood. One study also found that the plant may have lipid-lowering effects that allow blood vessels to dilate and give the blood more room to move, thereby reducing pressure. Celery also contains potassium, which is a vasodilator and can be helpful in lowering blood pressure. When blood pressure drops, it puts less stress on the entire cardiovascular system and reduces the risk of developing atherosclerosis or a heart attack or stroke.
Strengthen the immune system
Celery is rich in vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants and one of the properties of celery is to strengthen the immune system. Regular consumption of this vitamin C-rich vegetable can reduce the risk of catching colds and protect the body against other types of diseases.
Reduce asthma symptoms
Vitamin C in celery may prevent free radical damage. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma. Evidence suggests that vitamin C may have a protective effect on the respiratory tract of patients with exercise-induced asthma.
Strengthen the nerves
Celery contains large amounts of calcium and magnesium. Two minerals that significantly reduce anxiety and stress. In addition, calcium plays an important role in the secretion of neurotransmitters that allow the brain to communicate with the body. It also contains coumarin, which can treat several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and others.
A cup of chopped celery is said to have only 14 calories and about 1.5 grams of fiber. If you are on a weight loss diet, you can use celery as a great addition to salads or soups. There are claims that celery is negative in calories, which means that a person consumes more calories after eating this plant. Of course, there is no scientific evidence for this claim. There is evidence that celery juice can help with weight loss.