Organic Celery - 400g
Celery is part of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsnips, parsley, and celeriac. Its crunchy stalks make the vegetable a popular low-calorie snack, and it may provide a range of health benefits.
The fiber in celery can benefit the digestive and cardiovascular systems. Celery also contains antioxidants that may play a role in preventing disease.
Why are they good for you?
Celery is mainly made up of water, but it also provides dietary fiber. One 4-inch stalk of celery, weighing around 4 grams (g), provides about 0.1 g of fiber.
Beyond apigenin and luteolin, celery contains other plant compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants of various kinds help prevent cellular damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. The body produces these substances as a byproduct of natural processes, but if too many build up, they can be harmful.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and prevent them from causing damage that may otherwise lead to disease development.
A stick of celery also provides small amounts of vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C.
- Preventing inflammation and cancer
Celery contains a plant compound called apigenin, which plays a role in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant agent.
It may also have properties that help combat cancer.
- Blood pressure
Some practitioners of Chinese medicine use celery and celery extracts to reduce blood pressure.
One study looked at the effect of celery seed extracts on blood pressure in rats that either had normal blood pressure and or artificially induced hypertension.
Hyperlipidemia refers to an increase in fatty molecules in the blood. There are often no symptoms, but it raises the long-term risk of heart disease and stroke.
A 2014 study in rodents found that celery extract reduced levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, in rats that consumed a high-fat diet.
|Nutrition FactsCelery, raw Serving size: 1 medium stalk (7-8 inches / 40 g)Calories6 Calories from Fat 1 *Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.||Amt per Serving||%DV*||Amt per Serving||%DV*|
|Total Fat0g||0%||Total Carbohydrate 1g||0%|
|Cholesterol0mg||0%||Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
Celery is considered low FODMAP if consumed in amounts that are less than 5cm stock.
(source : https://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ )
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