Celery, the wonder veg!

Celery, the wonder veg!

In an environment that is overwhelmed by information about foods, their qualities, beneficial combinations and many other elements, it is often difficult to perceive the validity of all of them. Here we will try to unravel the landscape about celery juice, which is often attributed to almost miraculous properties.

First of all, there are three basic varieties of celery. The one variety is mainly grown for its root, the well-known celery. The second variety is celery featuring large fleshy stalks. Finally, we have celery with the aromatic leaves, a popular ingredient of Greek cuisine.

Certainly, celery includes a wide variety of nutrients. Vitamins A, K, C, vitamin B complex, beta carotene, phytonutrients, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and others.

The presence of certain chemical compounds (eg, limonene, glucosides) is the reason why celery is the most widely used plant in traditional medicine. It has been evaluated as contributing to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, rheumatic disorders and urinary tract obstruction. Experimental studies also prove they have antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The root additionally has diuretic properties.

In contrast, many researches focus on the beneficial properties of the plant, but for the time being, there are no corresponding researches to look closely at the properties of the juice, which does not include plant fibers. Also, other experimental studies highlight the properties of the plant in laboratory or experimental conditions. This means, as the researchers themselves have noted, that further research is needed to prove the true impact of the plant on humans.

Empirically and experimentally, celery has undoubted beneficial properties that really touch many aspects of human health. The real impact of celery juice on our health, though, remains to be explored.

 

 

Aggeliki Koskeridou

Holistic Doctor – Counseling Psychotherapist

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

MSc c. Health Psychology

www.AggelikiKoskeridou.com

insta: dr_aggelikikoskeridou_official 

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