Crispy, Crunchy Celery

 

Crispy and crunchy, celery is a common  staple in salads, soups and side dishes. The seeds are used as spice. It is crispy, crunchy and a good nutritional vegetable.

Celery belongs to the Apiaceae family (Apium graveolens), the stalks growing to about 8 inches tall to be harvested. the stalks are eaten raw or cooked as an ingredient in soups, meats and as a side dish.

Fresh celery is an excellent source of Vitamin K, which help increase bone mass and brain health. This crispy vegetable is rich in vitamins, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin C and flavonoids. In addition to all the vitamins and antioxidants, scientists have identified other types of nutrients in celery.

Celery is a great alternative food if you are watching your diet for weight loss. It is very low in calories, about 10-16 calories but it has a high content of water and fiber which helps the digestive system and improves your overall metabolism.

Consumption of celery promotes relief of inflammation, joint pain, lung infections and asthma. It helps to soothe nervousness and stress and helps to sleep better. Try having celery as a snack a little before bedtime and you will see a difference in a short amount of time.

This crispy vegetable has a 10% of the required intake of Vitamin A, which helps and prevents age-related degeneration of vision.

The herb and leaves of celery contain potassium, sodium, calcium manganese and magnesium. These minerals are needed for a healthy and regulated heart and blood pressure.

The oils extracted from the leaves has been used since ancient times to help alleviate illnesses as osteoarthritis, nervousness and used as a diuretic remedy to eliminate excess water from the body. Celery contains salt but it's a different salt than what we normally consume. The type of salt contained in celery is organic and natural, essential for good health.

Crispy, crunchy celery is good for your health.  As a snack, dip it in almond butter, peanut butter or hummus -it taste great! Want some ideas? Click here and here for some great recipes, healthy for you and delicious

Enjoy your vegetables!

swagandsash team

The article Crispy, crunchy celery first appeared in swagandsash.com. All rights reserved. 2016

 

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