10 Unbelievable Reasons Why You Should Eat Celery in the Evening

Celery is often overlooked in terms of being one of the main nutritious vegetables, but it is actually hiding a whole load of health benefits! 

People sometimes mistakenly think of it as bland, when in fact its got a strong, intense flavour that can really enhance your meal times. 

With the benefits shown below, if you've been neglecting celery it's time to give it another chance.

10 Great Reasons To Eat Celery

Helps digestion 

Because of its high water content and being full of insoluble fiber it helps maintain healthy stools. It is used as a diuretic due to its cleansing properties. Eat it before bed to flush out any unwanted toxins.

Alleviates and relieves 

It has been shown to alleviate inflammation, especially in joint pain, due to its antioxidants and polyphenols. It can also help asthma sufferers to breathe easier. It is also known to help clear up acne breakouts due to its salicylic acid which eradicates follicular clog. 

Regulates alkaline balance 

Because of its alkaline ph, eating celery stops the body becoming too acidic which can lead to problems such as feeling sluggish and tired, even after a good nights sleep.

Reduces high blood pressure 

Celery is full of active compounds known as phthalides. These compounds improve circulatory health and help lower the stress hormones cortisol in the blood, which allows blood to flow more easily.

Treat ‘bad’ cholesterol 

Known as LDL, ‘bad’ cholesterol is the kind which can lead to high blood pressure. Celery butylphthalide, which reduces cholesterol. Just two stalks of celery a day can reduce LDL by up to 7%. 

Supports eye health 

One stalk of celery can have up to 10% of daily vitamin A, which is vital for healthy eyesight, and protects against vision degeneration that comes with age. The presence of polyphenol phytonutrients helps keep your vision at 20/20. 

Great For Weigh Loss 

Celery is one of the least calorific foods you can eat, with as little as 10 calories a stalk. Adding it to soups and salads is a great way to bulk up your meals and help you feel fuller for longer without the added calories.

Helps reduce stress 

Celery is full of magnesium, which is a known stress reliever, containing as much as 11mg per 100mg. It helps calm the nervous system due to the presence of minerals like magnesium and also essential oil. Eaten just before bed can help you drop off easier and have a more restful sleep. 

Helps Fights Cancer 

Celery contains luteolin which is a flavonoid that inhibits the growth of cancer cells, particurarly in the pancreas and colorectal cancer. It can also help delay the formation of breast cancer cell. 

Enhance your sex life 

Like many other foods linked to being aphrodisiacs, celery has two sex pheromones, androstenone and androstenol, which are released when chewing and help to boost arousal levels (12).

To get the full benefits out of celery, try to eat it raw, or if you need to cook it, try steaming it as this will lock in all the important nutrients.

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