It's that time of year again. The runny noses, the sneezing. The sore throats and the coughing. With all the germs floating around and all the compromised immune systems, don't you want to give yourself a boost?
This common vegetable can do your body a world of good. So what is this mystery superpower laden food you ask? Celery!
Celery is a very great source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E and K! Who knew?
Here is what celery can do for you and ways you may try to incorporate it into your diet:
1. Celery boosts metabolism
Celery juice is considered a bit of a miracle when it comes to boosting metabolism. Before bed, drink one glass of celery juice and you will wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
2. Celery is high in vitamins
On top of being a good source of vitamins A, C, E, D, B6, B12 and K, celery contains thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid and fiber, which is what helps to provide your immune system with a boost.
3. Celery helps with weight loss
Being high in fiber and low in calories, celery is a perfect snack food. Because it boosts your immunity and metabolism, it will help to keep you going during your workouts over those long winter months.
4. Celery is good for blood circulation
The antioxidants found in celery help with blood flow. This, too, can help keep you moving as the winter drags on.
5. Celery is good for the joints
The minerals found in celery go a long way to helping prevent the pain of joint disorders like gout and arthritis.
6. Celery helps you sleep
Because drinking celery juice keeps you energized during the day, at day's end, you will feel naturally tired. Celery can help you stay dialed into your body's natural daily rhythms.
7. Celery is heart food
The high amounts of vitamin C, fiber and other organic chemicals help to promote cardiovascular health. A healthy heart also means a healthy immune system.
8. Celery is great for diabetics
Celery has been found to be a great tool in regulating insulin levels in the blood. This can be done by drinking celery juice, or eating celery on salad. You can even cut them up into sticks.
Do you make celery a regular part of your diet?
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