Celery is among the most powerful antioxidants. Celery juice can bring you a number of health benefits, so it's a good idea to make it at least once a week.
Health Benefits of Celery:
1. Reduces inflammatory processes in the body.
2. It is low in calories and takes care of your good figure.
3. Lowers high cholesterol levels.
4. Regulates blood pressure levels.
5. Strengthens the bone system.
6. Helps prevent ulcers.
7. Keeps your body well hydrated.
8. Reduces the risk of cancer.
9. Relieves arthritis pain.
10. Protects the urinary tract from infections.
11. Reduces stress levels.
12. Fights insomnia.
13. Relieves pain caused by migraine.
All vegetables are useful and necessary in the diet, but the unique characteristic of celery is that it combines the properties of both vegetables and root crops. In addition, in Russia a long time ago, celery managed to play the role of an ornamental plant for a while, and only later - as a medicinal and food product.
Nowadays, literally all parts of Celery are studied and used: roots, stems, leaves and seeds. Their properties and chemical composition, of course, are slightly different, but not so much that it is possible to separate one, the most useful part of celery, and abandon all the others. You can eat celery for many purposes: for the taste and aroma of dishes, for treatment and maintenance of health, for beauty and longevity. This vegetable is boiled, stewed, baked, preserved and dried. But the maximum benefit is, of course, eating fresh Celery.
Celery seeds contain a lot of essential oils, and this gives them a worthy place in recipes - as a spice, and in chemical laboratories - as a component of pharmaceutical products and perfume compositions.
Celery juice as a natural food supplement strengthens the immune system, helps fight obesity and prevents the development of diabetes.
Salad with celery and apple:
Take 200 grams of celery stalks, one large green apple, the juice of half a lemon. Remove the core of the apple, cut it together with the peel and add celery into medium-sized cubes. Stir and drizzle with lemon juice. This is the basis of a salad that can be endlessly changed by adding and changing new ingredients: white (feta) cheese, avocado, cucumber, rhubarb, orange, shrimp, fish filet, meat, walnuts, olive oil, yogurt, mustard, honey…
Celery soup for weight loss:
Take a medium celery root (about 300 grams), a bunch of celery leaves, 4 tomatoes, 500 grams of white cabbage, 150 grams of black pepper, any fresh herbs. Cut all the vegetables into random pieces of approximately the same size (shredded cabbage). Boil 2.5 liters of water and add the vegetables in it. Simmer over moderate heat for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer the vegetables until tender. During this time, chop fresh herbs. Put it in a pot with the soup, cover with a lid and leave for half an hour. Such a soup can easily become a light summer dish for you and your family.
But it is most useful to eat fresh, not thermally processed celery. For example, the stems are eaten with main dishes. If you can't eat celery on its own, dip it in yogurt, cream cheese, or other natural sauces. Only high-quality, dense celery without the slightest sign of spoilage is suitable for such use. But even if you decide to use celery for preserving food, it will still bring health benefits. Only then cut it smaller: this will give the blanks a brighter taste. And in general, such a waste-free and tasty product as celery will definitely take its rightful place in your kitchen.
So simply – bon appetit!
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