You might come onto this site to learn about Lyme disease and think, “Why is there a post about celery?” Well, one of the ways to healing and recovery is through diet. Many of the patients we know who have improved talk about how changing their eating habits helps them to feel better, and this holds true with many chronic illnesses. As we believe that most of the mysterious invisible illnesses are connected we are making this post for anyone who is wanting to add some more tools into their healing journey. Thus, we want to share this information with you.
Benefits of Celery
- Helps Lower High Cholesterol
Celery contains a compound called 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) which has been said to have lipid-lowering action.
- Lowers Inflammation
Celery contains antioxidants and polysaccharides, phenolic acids as caffeic acid and ferulic acid, plus flavaols like quecetin.
- Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Celery seed extracts have anti-hypertensive properties that help reduce high blood pressure.
- Helps Prevent Ulcers
Celery contains ethanol extract which helps protect the lining of the digestive tract from ulcers.
- Protects Liver Health
When researchers from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Helwan University in Egypt did studies with rats that showed they experienced a reduction in the amount of dangerous fat buildup within the liver when their diets were supplemented with celery. See study here.
- Boosts Digestion and Reduces Bloating
Celery seeds contain NBP that has a diuretic effect and helps the body to detox.
- Contains Anti-Microbial Properties That Fight Infections
Celery seeds have actually been used for centuries as an herbal medicine with reported antibacterial effects.
- Helps Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Celery helps to reduce uric acid and stimulates urine production, it’s beneficial for fighting bacterial infections within the digestive tract and reproductive organs.
- Protection from Cancer
Celery contains Polyacetlynes which have immune-boosting effects, including tumor-fighting abilities that stop mutated cells from proliferating.
- 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Celery by Dr Axe, Food is Medicine
- Pub Med: Hepatoprotective effect of feeding celery leaves mixed with chicory leaves and barley grains to hypercholesterolemic rats