Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C which helps fight free radicals and protect our cells from damage.
Celery is a vegetable that’s grown in bunches with individual stalks. While the stalks are traditionally consumed most often, celery greens at the top are also edible. Celery juice in particular has a reputation for being especially healthy, and for good reason too! It’s extremely hydrating and packed with vitamins and minerals. Its high water content helps with inflammation and can even help decrease bloating!
Health Benefits of Celery:
Celery is a great vegetable to incorporate into your diet! You can find celery in both the Stripped Green Smoothie and Stripped Green Juice for several reasons; the flavor, water richness, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds all make this vegetable a superstar. Celery is also a great source of vitamin C, which we know helps fight free radicals and protect our cells from damage. Since celery contains a unique type of fiber, pectin, it’s great for our digestive systems as well. Celery’s vitamins and minerals coupled with antioxidants found in celery are also great for general cardiovascular health!
Nutrient Breakdown of Celery:
*Per 1 cup, 100g
- Fiber | 2g
- Vitamin A | 9% DV
- Vitamin C | 5% DV
- Vitamin K | 37% DV
- Folate | 9% DV
- Calcium | 4% DV
- Potassium | 7% DV
- Manganese | 5% DV
- Sodium | 3% DV
- Magnesium | 3% DV
- Antioxidants | phenolic acids, flavones, flavonols, phytosterols, etc.
How To Use:
Celery is great when used raw as a snack, in salads, smoothies or juices. You can also saute it for soups, skillet meals, or stews. You of course can always enjoy it the classic way with celery sticks with almond butter smeared on top with dark chocolate chips or goji berries!
Celery is one of several vegetables that is able to regrow once planted, try growing your own!
Some people may be allergic to celery and experience an oral allergy syndrome where one may have an itchy throat, nose, or ears. Celery may also be an allergen food for some and cause anaphylactic shock. The former, oral allergy syndrome, is not as severe as an attack and can be moderately tolerable for some.