The cult of healthy eating has recently come to Russia. In grocery supermarkets, people with carts filled not with pork knuckles, but with a variety of vegetables, fruits and aromatic herbs, are much more common.
I know from my friends that many do not like celery, do not understand its rather tart taste and generally consider it inedible. Of course, there is no dispute about tastes, but why celery is useful is definitely worth knowing, since its benefits in the human diet are invaluable.
So let's take a look at the beneficial properties of this vegetable plant. It is worth mentioning right away that you can eat all its parts: the leaves, and the stems, and the root.
For a long time, celery has been considered a magical culture capable of maintaining the youth of the human body and passion (it belongs to aphrodisiac plants, that is, it increases sexual desire for the opposite sex, especially for men).
The explanation of the first fact of the benefits of celery as a plant that prolongs life is that it is very low in calories - only 8 kcal per 100 g! Incredible result! For those who want to lose weight, celery is just a godsend!
Other useful properties include the following:
- The content of a large amount of vitamin C in celery leaves helps to strengthen the immune system, reduce the penetration of various infections into the body, for example, reducing the frequency of colds.
- Celery also strengthens the cardiovascular system, slowing down the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood.
- Due to the high sodium content in celery stalks, it has a peculiar salty taste, therefore, for patients who are prescribed a reduced salt intake by a doctor, introducing it into the diet will allow not to use ordinary salt. Those suffering from osteoporosis, diseases of the genitourinary system and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract can safely use celery, receiving only benefits from it.
- Celery is just a storehouse of vitamins (A, PP, B, E), trace elements and essential oils.
I advise you not to be afraid of this strange-looking vegetable: its stalks, which seem hard and inedible, and roots that resemble aliens from another planet.
Now, knowing what celery is useful for, you can be sure that its use is the key to your well-being, longevity and harmony!