Heart Burn, High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
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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The fibre 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 per cent and blood pressure by fourteen per cent.
Phthalide also lowers 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.
Celery is rich in fibre. Which is a well-known nutrient for its digestive benefits? Fibre 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 per cent of the fibre 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 fewer 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 centre suggests eating celery to reduce the risk of gastritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Because the Flavonoid in celery stops the growth of unwanted gut bacteria that causes inflammation.
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 tumours, 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 fibre, 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 fibre 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 the risk of getting cancer. In addition to celery antioxidant characteristics to remove free radicals in the body. Consuming antioxidant foods will potentially decrease the risks of getting cancer.
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.
All of which is used in health care. If I could find four more vegetables that contained the remains of nutrients that are 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.