I have recently been drawn to juicing celery more than ever before. Intuitively it just feels right, so I decided to research why I am craving celery and desiring to consume this vegetable in large quantities as of late. My discoveries of the benefits of celery are enlightening and vast, and now I will share with you some of the major highlights. First off, celery juice has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. It is widely known that alkaline diets are important (ph7) because cancer only grows in acidic environments. The combination of minerals which includes the organic type of sodium found in celery juice makes this vegetable a great addition to an alkaline diet, along with aloe juice, chlorophyll, spirulina, etc. Celery contains at least eight different types of anti-cancer compounds. Among these are coumarins, which have been shown to prevent free radicals from damaging cells, have anti-coagulant effects, enhance the activity of certain white blood cells that help to fight cancer, and help to prevent cancers of the skin, tongue, esophagus, liver, and colon. Celery also contains acetylenics which have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. The health benefits of celery juice also include lowering blood pressure. Phthalides, a group of active compounds found in celery juice, help to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the muscles in and around the walls of the arteries. Phthalides also lower levels of stress hormones, which in turn can have a positive effect on your blood pressure as well as many other areas of health. Apigenin, Coumarins, and Potassium also play a role in helping to reduce lower blood pressure. Apigenin in celery is known to lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. Coumarins which have many other health benefits also can help to lower blood pressure by reducing stress levels and toning the vascular system. Potassium is an essential mineral for regulating your blood system and celery has approximately 310 mg of this mineral per cup.
Celery juice is a good source of Polyacetylene as well as Luteolin. Polyacetylene, an organic polymer found in celery juice, is said to reduce prostoglandins which are chemicals that produce inflammation. This can help to ease rheumatic and arthritic pain as well as many other inflammatory problems in the body. Luteolin has shown to be a strong inhibitor of inflammation in numerous studies. It has been shown to block specific enzymes which activate the formation of gene products responsible for producing inflammation. The luteolin in celery juice has also been shown in studies to be helpful in combating dementia. The reason for this is that it helps to reduce inflammation in the brain. These studies have suggested that eating celery or drinking celery juice can be a preventative measure and possibly a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system. This combined with the levels of magnesium found in celery juice could make it helpful to those who have trouble sleeping. Celery has been known to be used as a treatment or as an aid for those who suffer with insomnia.These benefits are said to have a cumulative effect rather than an instant one, suggesting the use of celery over a long period of time. And this was a surprise...wana amp up your sex life? Celery juice has been touted as a natural aphrodisiac! Celery juice helps to dilate blood vessels which creates a better flow of blood in our bodies and also to our extremities, and it also contains a good variety of vitamins and minerals that are optimal for a healthy sex drive. So, there you have it! Hail Celery! resources: naturalmedicinebox.com newhealthguide.org rawjuicecleanserecipies.com ifocushealth.com