Celery is one of the oldest plants in the world, and what is more important it is a plant with very valuable health properties. Not everyone likes the taste of celery, but it is worth trying to add it to meals from time to time to provide the body with valuable more compounds.
Properties of celery
Celery has a very positive effect on our eyesight. This is because it contains beta carotene and lutein, which are responsible for the proper functioning of the retina and the macula. The appropriate level of these compounds in the body prevents night blindness, dry eye syndrome, and cataracts. Moreover, the beta-carotene contained in celery protects against UV radiation and aids the tanning process by giving the skin a beautiful color. It is worth remembering about it especially during summer days. Besides, it protects the skin from the negative effects of excessive sun exposure, such as faster aging of the skin.
Celery is a source of aromatic oils, flavonoids once glycosides, which stimulate the heart and support the functioning of the cardiovascular system. Also, it is a very good source of vitamins, especially vitamin C and E, and B vitamins, including folic acid. The celery also contains zinc, iron, magnesium, and calcium.
The celery diet
Given all these valuable properties, it is not at all surprising that the celery diet is becoming increasingly popular. This plant can be consumed in very different forms. Cocktails, whose main base is just celery, are very popular. Celery juice is also very good for hydrating the body and providing vitamins and minerals. Less popular, but very good for rheumatoid arthritis is an infusion of celery leaves. In addition, celery is often used as a salad ingredient.
However, it should also be borne in mind that this plant can cause allergies in some people.