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Celery as Natural Health Remedy

Posted Aug 18 2010 8:13am

Lately, I have been making a point to drink at least one glass of fresh juice daily. Personally, I believe that fresh fruit juices are a fantastic natural health remedy for anyone.

Vegetable juices contain lots of vitamins and minerals and I’m making an effort to add a vege into my fruit juices each time. One of my favourite is celery which is known for its many natural health benefits. Celery is an excellent source of Vitamin C that is essential for promoting a healthy immune system. It also helps alleviate the symptoms of colds. Vitamin C inhibits free radical damage that may trigger inflammatory conditions like asthma and arthritis. This vitamin is also beneficial in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.

Some women go on a fruit and juice fast so that they can lose weight. I read about brides to be doing that so that they can fit into their corsets on their big day. Medical research shows that celery contains active compounds called pthalide that are essential in reducing the blood pressure. The benefits of celery in reducing blood pressure is also attributed to its high contents of potassium, magnesium, and calcium. High consumptions of these minerals have been associated with reduced blood pressure.

As far as natural health remedies are concerned, celery also contains important concentrations of plant hormones and other essential oils that may regulate the nervous system and promote a sense of relaxation Some studies also claim that the celery is may also promote stimulating and positive effects on the sexual system. Because of the many health benefits of celery, regular consumption of this vegetable is encouraged by many nutritionists and other health experts.

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