Know the facts about celery?

Many people either like celery or don’t. It’s a veggie that many people like but don’t know why, and others find the bitter taste or stringy texture not to their liking. However, it’s such a great food with really good benefits.

First, celery is full of nutrients and rich in vitamins such as A, B, C, D, and E. It’s also high in potassium and folate. It’s also great because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also, it can help with hypertension by helping improve blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. 

Celery is a great vegetable because it is not high in sugars. Celery is related to the carrot family, and I love carrots. It’s not high glycemic so it will make you feel good and you will avoid the sugar rushes. 

In this environment of quarantine, we find ourselves inside a whole lot more than before. The sun helps us with getting enough vitamin D. Therefore, reach for the celery when you have a chance and you will be getting vitamin D. I’ve written previous blogs about the importance of Vitamin A, B, C, D and E. Read those blogs to educate yourself.

However, you can overdo it on celery so eat wisely; mix it up with other veggies and you should be fine. Like with anything in excess, celery can be bad. Celery has a fairly high salt content for a vegetable. Also, it’s very high in fiber which can cause bloating and other temporary stomach issues such as gas and diarrhea so make sure you drink a lot of water with it. Enjoy and remember moderation is usually the key.