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8 healthy reasons why you should add celery to your diet!

Studies have found that eating celery regularly can help in preventing stomach ulcers, high blood pressure and reducing bad cholesterol level!

Written by Anuradha Varanasi | Updated : April 10, 2017 11:21 AM IST


8 Reasons Why You Should Add Celery To Your Diet!

Celery is a plant grown as a vegetable in Europe, USA and east Asia and its leaves, seeds and stems are used very commonly in salads and dishes. While celery was earlier considered exotic in India, you can now find it in your local supermarkets. It is packed with antioxidants, vitamin K, folic acid, vitamin C and potassium. Here are eight reasons why you should make it a part of your daily diet:


Helps Prevent Hypertension

Helps prevent hypertension: The extracts of celery seeds are known to reduce high blood pressure because of its unique abilities to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and also improve circulation [2].


Keeps Stomach Ulcers At Bay

Keeps stomach ulcers at bay: Celery has anti-inflammatory properties as it is rich in antioxidants that can help in preventing stomach ulcers [3]. Studies have found that celery increases mucus formation in the stomach lining which prevents any ulcers from forming. This helps in reducing the symptoms of acidity as well. Also Read - All Contraceptive Pills Slightly Increase Risk of Breast Cancer: Study


Reduces The Risk Of Fatty Liver

Reduces the risk of fatty liver: A study published in the journal Pharmacognosy Magazine in 2011 revealed that a diet that includes celery, barley and chicory, a plant belonging to the dandelion family, helped in reducing fat build-up in rats [4]. This indicates that adding more celery and barley to your diet can help in keeping your liver healthy.


Could Protect You From Cancer

Not many Indians are aware that along with other superfoods, even celery can help in preventing cancer [6]. Studies have found that celery contains flavonoids that can protect your body from pancreatic cancer cells.


Helps In Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight, you definitely should invest in celery as a bowl of celery contains only 16 calories. Other than salads, you can also add it to your sabzis and stir fries for a light and healthy meal!