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Thursday, March 29, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Celery Nutritional Benefits


Celery Nutritional Benefits:

Celery is being used as one of the vegetables for its nutritional
benefits, which belongs to the family group of plants as that of
fennel, parsley, umbelliferae family. Celery roots, seeds, prized
stalks and leaves are used as vegetable in the food items, and also
used extensively as natural remedy for treating various health
disorders. Celery plant grows about 1 foot and comprises of leaves
arranged like stalks, in the shape of cone. These stalks are very
tender, mild, and delicate with crunchy texture and tastes lightly
salty. Two varieties of celery are generally found, one is white
variety that is common in Europe and another green variety, which is
common in the United States of America.

Celery plants are supposed to be originated from Southern Europe and
North Africa and spread over Europe, USA and in other countries
including in the parts of Himalayas region. Now it is grown and found
and became predominant vegetable in the Countries like United States of
America and Europe. Celery nutritional profile includes; Celery leaves
are enriched with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex constituents
like B1, B2, B5, B6, folic acid, Vitamin K, and contain the essential
minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, phosphorous, calcium,
molybdenum, manganese, magnesium, and numerous vital amino acids, fatty
acids, dietary fiber, sugar and carbohydrates. Celery vegetable does
not loose nutrients while cooking unlike other vegetables and foods.

Celery Nutritional Benefits includes; celery is very good source of
Vitamin C, phytosterols like phthalides and coumarins that reduces
cholesterol, and hypertension, and helps to prevent cancer. The rich
content of Vitamin C found in celery leaves prevents common cold and
prevents common infections. Celery also prevents asthma, help to
provide relief from rheumatoid arthritits, osteoarthritis. The presence
of Vitamin C is eliminates free oxygen radicals, improves cardiovascular
health, improves heart health, prevent heart strokes. Due to the
presence of 3-n-phthalides, phthalides that relax muscles and dilates
blood vessels, which leads to lower blood pressure and the presence of
calcium, potassium and magnesium together improves heart health, and
prevents hypertension. Intake of celery juice reduces LDL Cholesterol
levels while enhancing the secretion of bile juice.

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