[NH] Celery Nutritional Benefits

Celery Nutritional Benefits:

Celery is being used as one of the vegetables for its nutritional
benefits, which belongs to the family group of plants as that of
fennel, parsley, umbelliferae family. Celery roots, seeds, prized
stalks and leaves are used as vegetable in the food items, and also
used extensively as natural remedy for treating various health
disorders. Celery plant grows about 1 foot and comprises of leaves
arranged like stalks, in the shape of cone. These stalks are very
tender, mild, and delicate with crunchy texture and tastes lightly
salty. Two varieties of celery are generally found, one is white
variety that is common in Europe and another green variety, which is
common in the United States of America.

Celery plants are supposed to be originated from Southern Europe and
North Africa and spread over Europe, USA and in other countries
including in the parts of Himalayas region. Now it is grown and found
and became predominant vegetable in the Countries like United States
of America and Europe. Celery nutritional profile includes; Celery
leaves are enriched with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex
constituents like B1, B2, B5, B6, folic acid, Vitamin K, and contain
the essential minerals such as potassium, sodium, iron, phosphorous,
calcium, molybdenum, manganese, magnesium, and numerous vital amino
acids, fatty acids, dietary fiber, sugar and carbohydrates. Celery
vegetable does not loose nutrients while cooking unlike other
vegetables and foods.

Celery Nutritional Benefits includes; celery is very good source of
Vitamin C, phytosterols like phthalides and coumarins that reduces
cholesterol, and hypertension, and helps to prevent cancer. The rich
content of Vitamin C found in celery leaves prevents common cold and
prevents common infections. Celery also prevents asthma, help to
provide relief from rheumatoid arthritits, osteoarthritis. The
presence of Vitamin C is eliminates free oxygen radicals, improves
cardiovascular health, improves heart health, prevent heart strokes.
Due to the presence of 3-n-phthalides, phthalides that relax muscles
and dilates blood vessels, which leads to lower blood pressure and the
presence of calcium, potassium and magnesium together improves heart
health, and prevents hypertension. Intake of celery juice reduces LDL
Cholesterol levels while enhancing the secretion of bile juice.

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