As far as greens go, celery may not be the first to come to mind when you think of a healthy and nutritious vegetable - but it should be. Celery is extremely low in calories, made up of 95% water, and jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants, especially when juiced.
Celery contains large amounts of vitamin K and vitamin C, as well as other essential vitamins including b vitamins, copper, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, fiber, folate, potassium, and manganese. Because celery is so rich in vitamins it has been known to have cancer and disease-fighting properties, anti-inflammatory properties, brain health benefits, and the ability to help improve heart health.
Due to being high in antioxidants, celery can also help protect your organs and blood vessels. Because celery is mostly made of water, it is great to add to your diet to stay hydrated. This can help keep your skin supple, keeping fine lines and tired skin at bay. Furthermore, celery has been known to help with digestion not only due to the fiber it contains but also the Pectin-based polysaccharides which can help reduce stomach ulcers.
Juicing your celery will increase the number of vitamins you receive, so you won't need to eat an entire bundle to receive your daily vitamin intake. Celery alone is only 16 calories per cup. If you don't want to take the time to juice your celery, you can still eat it alone as a snack and the best part is that you never have to worry about how much you're eating because it's so low in calories. You can dip your celery in hummus or peanut butter to add some protein as well.
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