1. It prevents vision issues.
Celery is very high in vitamin A and this vitamin plays a critical role in vision. It protects the eye surface from bacteria and viruses. Vitamin A also helps to prevent the development of age-related vision issues like cataracts.
2. It reduces the risk of cancer.
Celery contains luteolin and researchers found that this element weakens cancer cells and makes them more susceptible to treatment. Celery has been used in Chinese medicine as an anti-cancerous agent for a long time.
3. It neutralizes acidic food.
Celery is high in elements like iron, magnesium, and sodium which give celery juice its strong alkalizing properties. In other words, it can neutralize acidic foods thereby helping us maintain a healthy pH balance in our body. Consuming too much acidic food can cause all sorts of health issues like bone deterioration, kidney stones, and liver and heart problems. And because lots of food we eat every day are acidic, adding celery juice into your daily routine can stop some of those issues from building up.
4. It regulates fluid balance.
Celery is very high in potassium and this mineral plays a significant role in many processes in our body. Scientists believe that potassium is the third most important mineral for our bodies to function well. We are made of about 60% water and 40% of this water is found inside your cells, while the remaining is outside the cells, in your spinal fluid, blood, and between your cells. This level of water inside and outside your cells is critical and affected by the concentration of electrolytes. Potassium dissolves in water and behaves in our system like a positively-charged electrolyte, regulating the level of water inside the cells.
5. It prevents type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes is becoming a serious health issue for the modern world. It’s estimated that by 2030, more than 400 million people around the world will suffer from this disease. Celery is one of the natural ways to prevent it from happening. It contains a lot of vitamin K and a study has proven that vitamin K improves our sensitivity to insulin.
6. It’s high in folate.
Folate is one of the B-group vitamins and it’s an essential element for red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, it also plays an important role in turning carbohydrates into energy, breaking down protein, and producing DNA. Just one cup of celery juice contains 145 micrograms of folate which is over 36% of the recommended intake for men and women, and 29% for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Bonus: Grow your own celery.
Growing your own celery is easier than most of the people think. When you buy a bunch and chop the bottom off, but don’t toss it to the trash. Put it in water and in a few days you will notice new shoots coming out from its center. Then plant it and wait until it’s fully grown. And then just do it again.