Celery: A low calorie super food that promotes your overall health

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Even though celery is touted to be beneficial for weight loss, its health benefits go far beyond than being a low calorie food.  This healthy veggie contains whole range of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional ingredients such as riboflavin, folic acid and fibre. Not only celery stalks but its leaves and seeds are equally edible and beneficial.
Here is the list of health benefits of celery that will make you add this super food to your diet.


Helps in weight loss

As celery contains dietary fibre, thus it helps aid digestion and weight loss. One large stalk contains only 10 calories. Besides, the high percentage of water and electrolytes in this veggie prevents dehydration, thereby preventing bloating.

Treats heartburn

Celery is also considered an effective remedy for heartburn due to its low acidic nature. According to a study published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, diet that consists of celery can benefit patients who are suffering from acid reflux. Besides, being antiseptic in nature, it can also eliminate bladder disorders, kidney problems and urinary tract infections in women.

 

Keeps cancer at bay

Celery contains phthalides, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, antioxidants and phytonutrients, which are considered to reduce cancer risk. Include celery in your diet to neutralise free radicals floating in the body and hence the development of serious conditions like cancer.

Good for your heart health

Owing to its anti-hypertensive properties, celery can prove to be great for your cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that celery is high in antioxidants that can help improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels too.

 

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