Celery is a vegetable rich in various properties, vitamins and nutrients. Being rich in fiber and water, it is easily digested, so it benefits digestion and bowel movement. Similarly, it is diuretic, acts a little like a laxative, cleans the body and helps regenerate blood.
On the other hand, it is a plant that helps form tooth enamel, eliminates excess uric acid, helps prevent kidney stones, fights liver diseases and improves memory, so its consumption is highly recommended.
This vegetable is rich in antioxidants, something that makes it special for health care, it stands out for its content of vitamin A, folic acid known as vitamin B and carotenoids.
On the other hand, according to nutritionist Marta Sanz, celery water is “vasodilator, anti-inflammatory , antibacterial, antiviral AND anticarcinogenic“.
Among other benefits, it stands out that celery or celery water:
- Facilitates kidney function.
- It is cleansing, so it eliminates waste substances with urine.
- It has antibacterial properties.
- It is rich in flavonoids.
- Promotes the secretion of saliva and gastric juices.
According to the health portal, Clínica Bíblica, consuming celery is quite easy because it can be mixed with salad, soup, smoothie or tea. However, according to experts, the best way to consume it and benefit from its digestive properties is tea.
Here’s how you can prepare celery tea to improve digestion:
Celery water is ideal to drink throughout the day, the ideal is “not to fill the portion” to improve digestion.
- 5-6 previously disinfected celery branches.
- 2 liters of water.
Cut off the base of the celery sticks and boil them in a liter of water for at least 10 minutes. Then add the remaining liter of water to a jar and strain the infusion.
In addition to digestive benefits, celery is also recommended to prevent insomnia. “Celery contains a good amount of magnesium, which is associated with a calming effect. which manages to regulate blood pressure and heart rate, so it will help the body feel more relaxed and help you relax naturally to sleep”, explains the Gastrolaweb portal.
On the other hand, drinking this drink before breakfast strengthens the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which helps regulate the pH of this organ. Information from the Gastrolab portal, from Mexico, ensures that thanks to these properties it strengthens the natural barrier of the digestive system against viruses, bacteria, parasites and other pathogenic microorganisms that can cause health problems.
Other ways to consume it:
There are two ways to make a celery smoothie that “ensure satiety and provide enough feel-good vitamins,” he says. Health 180.
Recipe 1: Celery and lemon juice
It can be made in a blender; You only need 2 sticks of celery, a liter of water and the juice of 3 lemons. “This juice is considered antioxidant and alkaline, so it is better to drink it in the morning”, explains the aforementioned portal.
Smoothie with celery, cucumber and green apple
- 3 apples.
- 1 medium cucumber.
- 2 celery stalks.
For the preparation it is necessary use an extractor to juice 3 apples, a medium cucumber and 2 or 3 stalks of celery. It is recommended to be taken in the morning.