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Here’s What Happens To Your Body If You Eat Celery For A Week

By Andrew Alpin, 5 June 2018

A crispy green fresh celery stick contains up-to 95% water but celery has a good nutritional value especially for weight loss. As it has many effects on the body, it can be life changing and worthwhile as an important introduction to your daily diet. Here are 15 ways celery impacts your body and health.

1 It makes weight control easy

Celery other than consisting mostly of water, is also rich in vitamin K, vitamin C , Vitamin B6, B12 and many other great minerals. Although for weight control, the most important thing to remember is the low calorie count. Thus, more calories are required to digest celery compared to the calories provided by celery. Celery can be eaten either raw or can be made in to juice. Every 1.5 cups of celery juice contains only 16 calories.

It makes weight control easy

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2Reduces heartburn

People who have poor digestion systems or bad dietary choices tend to suffer a lot from heartburns or acid reflux. This green stick can be a good friend during such situations. Celery juice acts as an acid regulator in our stomach and cools down the heartburn as soon as possible. Celery juice just provides temporary pain relief. If the heartburn is still present then, you should make a visit to the nearest doctor or change your diet.

Reduces heartburn

 

3Kills ulcers

The “Journal of pharmaceutical biology” published a study in 2010 describing how celery contains a particular structure of ethanol which protects the lining present in our digestive tracts from stomach ulcers. Celery also contains tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids and volatile oils, which increases the rate of production of protective mucus and liquids in the inner walls of our intestines.

Reduces heartburn

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4It has Anti-inflammatory properties

Our body’s immune system responds to infection and irritation by producing an inflammation so that the germs and infection do not spread around the body. It is necessary to regulate the swelling and its effects. Celery helps us in this way as it has anti-inflammation and anti-oxidant properties. It can be shown very visibly by our gums, skin and eyes. The contrast of our teeth becomes lighter because of the increase in calcium.

Kills ulcers

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5Prevents Dehydration

Products which have a high content of water will keep providing our system with water, without allowing it to dehydrate. Cucumber (up-to 98%) and Celery (close to 95%) are the food products which contain the most water.

It has Anti-inflammatory properties

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6It will improve digestion

Although celery contains a lot of water, it is also rich in fiber. Celery is a natural fiber and it produces phytochemicals assisting in stimulation of the walls of the intestines and the stomach, also helps peristalsis and prevents constipation. It helps the food entering the large intestine to get churned and mixed better for excretion. It acts as a catalyst for the enzymes in breaking down the nutrients and to get more easily absorbed into the bloodstream.

Prevents Dehydration

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7It will decrease your blood pressure

Celery contains anti-cholesterol properties which help in reducing and preventing the rise of blood pressure by removing and reducing cholesterol.

It will improve digestion

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8Muscle relaxants

Celery also has muscle relaxing properties by improving the flow of potassium, calcium, etc. throughout the cells and the nervous system.

It will decrease your blood pressure

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9Anti oxidative properties

Scientists have now identified a dozen new antioxidants in celery. These include dihydrostilbenoids like lunularin, and furanocoumarins like bergapten and psoralen. Due to a high phenolic content, celery protects the human body against oxidative damage of cells, organs and blood vessels.

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10Protects your heart

Oxidative stress and inflammation are the prime reasons leading to poor cardiovascular health. Although studies involving celery in this area have involved animals, scientists believe that the pectin based polysaccharides in celery reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Phthalides in celery also contribute to cardiovascular health.

Anti oxidative properties

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11Celery acts like a diuretic

The Phthalides in celery also act like diuretics and as mentioned earlier reduces pressure in blood cells. Celery oil, seeds, and extracts have been found to carry such properties more than the whole food itself.

Protects your heart

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12Protects Liver Health

Research with celery found that it reduced fat buildup in the liver. The study at Helwan University in Egypt observed an experiment on rats fed with celery, barley and chicory that showed an improvement in enzyme function in liver that suggested people with liver disease could benefit a lot by including celery in their diet.

Celery acts like a diuretic

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13Fights Urinary tract infection

Celery stimulates urine production and fights bacterial infection in the urinary tract, reproductive organs and bladder. It acts the same way as cranberries benefit UTI problems by preventing UTI infections, kidney problems, and bladder disorders. Research has reason to believe it can also prevent cysts in reproductive organs.

Protects Liver Health

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14Lowers your uric acid

Because of its diuretic properties, celery helps flush out uric acid in the urine. Studies found that celery extract help relieve the symptoms of gout caused by high uric acid.

Fights Urinary tract infection

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15Boosts immunity and can fight cancer

Celery-like all vegetables in the Apiaceae family has cancer preventive and protection properties just like a carrot, fennel, and parsley. Compounds called polyacetylenes fight toxins and prevent the formation of cancers like breast cancer. The same compounds also boost immunity.

Lowers your uric acid

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