We mainly consume celery root and use it in soups, broths, dishes and salads, but we often neglect the stems and leaves, without knowing what secrets they hide. It would be good to know that the whole celery plant is beneficial for your health, so you can use it in its entirety, in salads or heat-processed dishes. Celery has detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and antibiotic effects, available both for the consumption of the root, but also for the leaves of the plant. Celery can cure and prevent dozens of diseases. Celery, and especially its leaves, are rich in water. You can consider it, therefore, in addition to a healthy vegetable, and a source of hydration. It has a very high fiber content and a fairly low carbohydrate content. Although not completely absent, celery carbohydrates are part of the least harmful category. Celery maintains the health of arteries and blood vessels and reduces the level of the stress hormone in the body. In this way, blood pressure drops, blood vessels are relaxed, and blood circulation is fluidized. Regular consumption of celery also lowers the level of "bad" cholesterol. In this sense, it is recommended that during periods when you eat fatty and high-calorie foods, such as holiday meals, to eat a little celery daily. Celery can have a laxative effect, especially when consumed in the morning, on an empty stomach. A 2-3 day cure of celery juice can get rid of constipation, when other remedies have no effect. The active substances in celery act on the digestive system in many ways: it soothes gastritis and heartburn, reduces bloating and flatulence, is deworming, regulates the intestinal flora, detoxifies the liver and colon. Celery can also help you if you have a more difficult digestion, no appetite, hepatitis or ulcer. Due to the strong detoxifying effect, celery is a suitable food when you are on a diet and you want to lose weight. The high water content has an excellent diuretic effect. In addition, when we eat celery, our body needs a lot of calories to digest it, which makes it burn the fat in the stores we want to get rid of. Other benefits Celery soothes arthritis and joint diseases, due to its detoxifying, diuretic and anti-inflammatory effects. Celery is also an effective antibiotic, the volatile oils in its content can fight bacterial infections. Since ancient times, doctors and healers have used celery as a sedative for the nervous system. You can enjoy this effect especially in the evening or during stressful times, because celery will reduce fatigue and nervousness. A better known effect of celery is the hormonal one, easy to notice especially in men. Celery is recommended in cases of impotence and frigidity, in courses of several months, made only under the supervision of a doctor.
Celery also has some restrictions If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, avoid eating excess celery, as this has hormonal effects that can affect pregnancy or milk. Celery is not recommended for people suffering from kidney disease or those who have allergies to similar plants: carrots, dandelions. In addition, celery may interact with some medications and treatments, so talk to your doctor if you have a chronic condition and are undergoing treatment. If you like it raw, celery root can be used, grated, in salads, as is the case with one of the most famous dishes: celery salad with apples. Or you can make a juice from celery leafes - it is very good for health! Put the celery leaves and sticks in a food processor and mix well. Then strain the celery juice into a glass. Drink a glass of celery juice every day and you will see that you will feel much better and more energetic. More then this, it will help to loose weight.
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