Celery, that long, green stick vegetable, you usually see stirring a Bloody Mary or dipped in Peanut Butter, is not a food many consider nutritional or beneficial. In fact, it has a reputation as a “lose-weight” food because it’s supposedly mostly water and fiber, and it’s famous for taking more energy to eat than it puts on. I’m not sure if any of that is true or just something models clung to in the 90s but celery, it’s no kale.
This is Kale. Celery is not kale...or is it?
Or is it? Celery Juice has replaced avocado toast as the new food everyone can’t get enough of. Wellness channels have recently unveiled something that maybe models in the 90s were clued in on, Celery is a magic food – it has more than just water and fiber. It is filled with antioxidants, beneficial enzymes, and vitamins including A, K, and C.
Celery can lower blood pressure, and prevent cardiovascular diseases, jaundice, liver and lien diseases, urinary tract obstruction, gout, and rheumatic disorders. It even has anti-inflammatory benefits, where it can be used to help treat arthritis. Hardly a “just filled with fiber and water” vegetable – no, Celery is an unknown superfood.
Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties, eating celery can reduce redness and inflammation, and the high amount of magnesium can help give you a good night’s rest, reducing dark circles. Celery also provides anti-aging benefits because it is filled with vitamin K and C. And if that’s not enough, celery also keeps you hydrated – it is after all filled with water. And staying hydrated is the number one thing you can do to improve your skin.
So indulge in a glass of celery juice, or another serving of celery and peanut butter.