Celery is comprised of about 95% water. It also packs a great crunch. These properties make it a fantastic snack for anyone but especially those on a diet who want very little calories but want to feel like they are actually eating something substantial. Each celery stalk has between approximately 10 – 20 calories, which is very low for such a crunchy snack. It also has enough substantial fiber that it can help you feel fuller longer. As well, celery has both soluble and insoluble fiber which helps your body absorb water and can aid in digestion too.
Celery does have a small amount of nutritional value such as:
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B2 and B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
The high water content, high fiber and beneficial antioxidants in celery make it a good addition to smoothies and juices. The vitamins in celery juice aid collagen production in our skin and provide anti-inflammatory properties in our cells thus affecting our skin making us look younger with more healthy skin.
Celery juice can be used as a detox component to juices too and is a popular staple in the Medical Medium diet where Anthony William says this; “Celery juice is teeming with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This means it’s highly beneficial for people who suffer from chronic and mystery illnesses, including conditions labeled “autoimmune.”
Personally, I have loved celery as a healthy snack and they are so easy to travel with by tossing them into a bog or container and carrying them in a bag, backpack and even in the car. Unless you are on the Keto diet, I recommend that you avoid the calories and fats from dips like ranch and peanut better and just enjoy the natural benefits to your health.
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