Don’t underestimate this unassuming veggie. Find out why you need more of this inflammation-fighting green…
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
While celery is certainly a great low-calorie snack food. Research has shown that celery reduces inflammation, strengthens the integrity of the stomach lining, decreases the risk of stomach ulcers and improves overall digestive health.
WHY YOU SHOULD TRY IT:
Celery’s benefits not only come from its hydrating composition, but also from its rich antioxidant content. With high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene and flavones, celery has been shown to decrease the risk of damage to body fats, thereby lowering cardiovascular inflammation. Celery may also act as a diuretic, further helping to lower blood pressure and therefore risk for heart disease. Just one cup of celery has almost 40% of your day’s vitamin K.