Celery, great for bloating girls it gets rid of the bodies excess fluids

k10585735 Celery is often underestimated only as a negative-calorie diet food. Even though it is true that celery is low in calories, it definitely is not low in nutritional content. Full of vitamins A, B, C and K, high in magnesium, calcium and potassium, celery boosts your immunity and relaxes the nervous system, decreasing blood pressure and

soothing insomnia. Research has shown that celery has cancer fighting compounds and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. The stems, leaves and seeds can all be used for consumption

wellness

Blood pressure Celery contains phthalides, which relax the arterial muscles that regulate blood pressure allowing the blood vessels to expand and creating more space for the blood to flow. The magnesium, calcium and potassium in celery also help to lower blood pressure

Fights Cancer According to a study of Rutgers University in New Jersey, celery contains anti-cancer compounds, including Acetylenics which has shown to stop the growth of tumorous cells

Anti-inflammatory Apigenin, a highly active bioflavonoid found in celery, effectively stops inflammation. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, celery is an excellent food for people suffering from arthritis, rheumatism and gout

Immune System Rich in vitamin C, celery boosts the immune system

Lowers Cholesterol the phalides in celery have been found to lower cholesterol

Insomnia the minerals in celery, which include calcium, have a calming effect on the nervous system, helping you to relax and sleep

weight loss Diuretic the sodium and potassium in celery help the body get rid of excess fluids

weight loss

Low in calories as a negative-calorie food, you burn more calories when eating celery then you gain

Fiber high in fiber, your body needs to work to digest celery, making you burn calories The fiber also helps with healthy bowel movements

beauty

oily skin celery water, applied to the face at night after cleaning, can greatly help against oily skin. Cut celery leafs in pieces, soak in hot water for half an hour and refrigerate

hair growth  for luscious and soft hair, boil a tea from celery leaves and stems, strain and add the juice of one lemon. Use it to rinse the hair after washing

cooking

Celery makes for a great snack 

Eat the stalks raw by itself, with a delicious low-fat dip, like hummus, a nut butter

Apple and celery salad, a match made in heaven. Toss in a mustard vinaigrette and top with walnuts for a delicious Waldorf style salad

A chunky vegetable soup with celery, carrots and potatoes, made with a good quality vegetable broth is both nutritious and warming on cold winter days

Detoxifying and refreshing, celery juice rehydrates and alkalizes the body. It is perfect for mixing with other vegetables and fruits, like broccoli, apple and carrots

Ricotta cheese and dried fruits make an delicious stuffing, or a vegan variation of tahini and raisins

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