Heart Burn, High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

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Celery is an ascent remedy for a number of ailing issues, including heartburn, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. To name a few. In the continuation of the series I will highlight more helpful foods that protect the heart and other vital organs in the body.

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While reading, please note; I am not a medical Doctor, a Dietitian, nor work in the medical field. I do much research on the nutrients in various vegetables, Fruits and foods, as I consumed natural foods on a daily basis. Therefore, any food I blog about, is my personal findings while consuming the food, as well as my research on that food. I am in no way offering you as a remedy or treatment for any ailment or disease.

The fiber in celery helps lower cholesterol levels as it picks up excess cholesterol in the gut and expel them in the elimination process. A university of Chicago study revealed by the New York Times found that a chemical in celery called “Phthalide” reduced bad cholesterol levels by seven percent and blood pressure by fourteen percent.

Phthalide also lower stress hormones in the blood, allowing blood vessels to expand and relax, allowing blood to flow freely through the body. Another study published by Pharmacognosy Magazine, looked at celery seed extract in rats.

That the celery was active in lowering bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and increasing HDL (good cholesterol) another study done on humans, and published in the Natural, Medicine Journal, looked at celery seed extract given to mild to moderate hypertensive patients for a six-week period resulting in reduced blood pressure.

Digestion

Celery is rich in fiber. Which is a well-known nutrient for its digestive benefits. Fiber helps keep the bowel movement active, preventing constipation and enhancing healthy bowels. Thus aiding weight management, according to the Mayo Clinic. One cup of celery will give about six percent of the fiber need needs for a day.

Some recent research reveals that the antioxidants in celery also help improve stomach lining and reduce the risk of gastric ulcers. A study published in Pharmaceutical Biology found that laboratory rats fed on celery extract had less ulcers and a stronger stomach lining. It is hypothesized that the success was caused by the Apiuman, a pectin-based polysaccharide found in celery.

The University of Maryland Medical center suggests eating celery to reduce the risk of gastritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Because the Flavonoid in celery stop the growth of unwanted gut bacteria that causes inflammation.

Cancer

Antioxidants, Flavonoid, and Phytonutrients are associated with reduced cancer risk. There are some studies that looked at celery’s flavonoids apigenin Andluteolin. Here is a study published in Molecular Nutrition and food research looked at Apigenin in regard to the formation of pancreatic tumors, they find Apigenin to be protective.

Another study published in food and Chemical Toxicology

Looked at both apigenin and luteolin. It too showed positive results, with the pancreatic cancer cells dying. While another study shows a similar result regarding Apigenin and breast cancer cells. Many people are posting on social media about their proven experience of drinking Celery juice daily.

Some say they drank the juice on an empty stomach and it has helped cure all conditions, such as asthma, migraines, sinusitis, adrenal fatigue, and many more.  Here is what one Parsley Health Doctor Safdieh has to say. Drinking celery juice is certainly safe.

There isn’t much scientific evidence to show that Juicing is any better than eating whole foods, though, and in fact, it may be worse. When you eat whole fruits and vegetables, you are getting the benefit of the fiber, which help move food through the system and help feed the good bacteria in the gut. However, if you chose to drink celery juice, make sure you are getting adequate fiber in your diet in other ways. A healthy diet includes lots of variety, so I recommend you incorporating whole, plant based foods.

Celery has powerful antioxidant Characteristic to remove free radicals in the body. Consuming antioxidant foods will decrease risk of getting cancer. In addition to celery antioxidant characteristics to remove free radicals in the body. Consuming antioxidant foods will potentially decrease risks of getting cancer.

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In addition to its anti-oxidative properties, celery can prevent cardiovascular diseases, Jaundice, liver disease, urinary tract obstruction, gout, and rheumatic disorders. Celery can even reduce blood sugar levels, blood lipids, and blood pressure.

Some studies have shown that celery has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. Celery seeds are used in the treatment of skin conditions. Psoriasis, and respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis.

Studies have shown diabetic rats, being treated with extracts from celery seed to have modified their glucose and insulin levels, improved weight, and increased antioxidant enzyme activity. Another study found that a celery leaf extract reduced blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride, in animals with hypertension or high blood pressure.

Fresh celery is a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, manganese, calcium, riboflavin, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Celery has a high percentage of water and electrolytes that can help prevent dehydration.

Celery contains caffeic acid, Apigenin, p-coumaric acid, Ferulic acid Luteolin, tannin, Saponin, and Kaempferol, these all have antioxidant properties. There are so many health benefits that come from consuming celery. One would want to wonder; how one single vegetable can possess so many different nutrients.

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All of which is used in health care. If I could find four more vegetables that contained the remainder of nutrients that is good for nutrition I would definitely add them to my Celery intake and I guarantee you, death would never cross my path, unless it is by way of an accident.

My good health relies much on my nutrition because I am an advocate to Juicing, I suggest you become one too. I am Dorcas. I would love to hear from you. Please leave me your comment in the comment section below. Do like, share and follow.

  1. Hello Dorcas,

    All around the globe, people are becoming conscious of the need to eat a healthy diet. I have been working on the advantages of the neem tree, the juice, and the oil. 

    You got my attention when you highlighted the strength of celery in the prevention of dehydration since it contains lots of water and electrolyte coupled with some vitamins.

    • Hey Parameter; thanks for your comment. Since you are given some of your time to work on the benefits of Neem; it tells that you are in line with health awareness.

      Celery is among the many vegetables that can be referred to as Doctor in the kitchen. Keep up your good work and ensure to educate as many as is possible.

      Dorcas

  2. Your guide is very helpful for me. While reading I know that Celery is rich in fiber. Which is a well-known nutrient for its digestive benefits? Fiber helps keep the bowel movement active, preventing constipation and enhancing healthy bowels. Thus aiding weight management, according to the Mayo Clinic. One cup of celery will give about six percent of the fiber need needs for a day.

    Some studies have shown that celery has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. Celery seeds are used in the treatment of skin conditions. Psoriasis, and respiratory diseases, including asthma and bronchitis. Thanks for helping spreading awareness.

    • Hi Harish; thanks for your comment. Many people are becoming aware of the health benefits that are in vegetables including Celery. This awareness will prove helpful in years to come as there will be fewer ill-health and disease cases for health professionals to handle on any given day. 

      Dorcas

  3. Your step by step guide helped me to know many new things about our health. Now I know that the fiber in celery helps lower cholesterol levels as it picks up excess cholesterol in the gut and expels them in the elimination process.

    A University of Chicago study revealed by the New York Times found that a chemical in celery called “Phthalide” reduced bad cholesterol levels by seven percent and blood pressure by fourteen percent. Everyone has to use it after discussing their doctor.

    • Hey Bai; thanks for your comment. I am so happy to know that you have learned something from reading my post. I do hope you will put everything that you have learned into action for your health benefit.

      Dorcas

  4. I knew celery had many benefits on our health but I didn’t expect to be that much! Wow, that is very interesting.

    I’m training my body a lot these days and I try as much as possible to eat healthily and celery is definitely part of it. Actually, I love it. When I was younger, I hated this vegetable but I cannot tell you why I just didn’t like it. But today, knowing all the goods that it can give me, I consider it a lot more in my alimentation. 

    Is that true that by eating celery you’re more likely to lose weight? Since it has many benefits on the digestive system, maybe it can help to lose weight? (Someone told me that but I can’t tell if it’s true)

    Very interesting post, I liked it. I’ll continue to eat celery as I do, it’s only positive! 😋

    Audrey

    • Hey Audrey; Thanks for your comment. It is a good practice to train your body to consume healthy foods, and prepare it for any attacks that may attack the human body in way of sickness and disease. 

      Because of Celery’s gut activity, I do believe it will work on weight loss in a significant way.

      Dorcas

  5. I actually love mixing celery with almost every vegetable i cook. But unfortunately, my wife and kids don’t eat every bit of it as they don’t really like the taste so I always end up of taking every piece of it which is awesome! 

    The only sad thing about it is, only me can get all the countless good benefits of celery not only as an effective antioxidant but also its other advantages like preventing cardiovascular diseases, liver disease, urinary tract obstruction, gout rheumatic disorders and also reduces blood sugar levels, blood lipids, and blood pressure and many others which is clearly shown in every research previously conducted.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Hey Julius; thanks for your comment. I am happy you are eating your vegetables showing that you are a health-conscious person, your body will have the ability to fight off any disease that is common to man. because you have prepared your body to do so.

      Dorcas

  6. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your guide on Heart Burn, High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure and find it very helpful for everyone. Some recent research reveals that the antioxidants in celery also help improve stomach lining and reduce the risk of gastric ulcers. A study published in Pharmaceutical Biology found that laboratory rats fed on celery extract had less ulcers and a stronger stomach lining.Thanks for your better help guide.

    • Hello Parveen; thanks for your comment. It is everyone’s personal responsibility to ensure to eat healthy foods to protect the heart. As also other organs of the body.

      Dorcas

  7. Your guide is very helpful for everyone like me. Fresh celery is a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, manganese, calcium, riboflavin, magnesium, and vitamin B6. Celery has a high percentage of water and electrolytes that can help prevent dehydration. Studies have shown diabetic rats, being treated with extracts from celery seed to have modified their glucose and insulin levels, improved weight, and increased antioxidant enzyme activity.

    • Hey Lalita; thanks for your comment. You have highlighted things that have already written in the article and have not brought anything that is new to enhance the post.

      Thanks

      Dorcas

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