Celery stalks are really very healthy. You can add them to the list of products that should always be in your diet. After all, they have a huge number of advantages! What are the healthy properties of celery stalks.

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Celery stalks contain:

Contain a whole set of antioxidants: vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids, 12 different antioxidants! And antioxidants are those substances that protect cells from damage, protect our health and provide a blooming appearance.
They have anti-inflammatory properties, which are provided by 25 different anti-inflammatory substances. They are the ones that have a general health effect for the body.
Rich in vitamins and minerals: vitamins K, C, A, folic acid, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium!, phosphorus, sodium.

They contain a huge amount of soluble fiber, which feeds our friendly microflora in the intestine.

They have an alkalizing effect for the body due to the content of magnesium, iron and soda. Celery, we can say, neutralizes those foods that, on the contrary, lower the pH (for example, coffee, dried fruits or fruit juices)
Protect our liver, thereby improving its functions and helping in work. After all, it is antioxidants that have the best effect on the health of liver cells.

celery

How to use celery stalks in the diet? What are the healthy properties of celery stalks.

Use chopped celery stalks as a snack – along with nuts, pesto or hummus. Very tasty and satisfying. After all, there is a lot of fiber in celery, which saturates for a long time.
Add celery to smoothies. It is especially good in the composition of green smoothies.

Celery can be crushed in a mini-cutter/blender along with onions and other spices and added to pasta and risotto sauces.
Celery stalks enhance the taste of almost any soup or stewed dishes. 2-3 stalks of celery for 3-4 servings.
If you have a juicer, then celery will perfectly complement any vegetable juice. It goes well with cucumber and cabbage.

a whole set of antioxidants: vitamin C, beta-carotene, flavonoids, 12 different antioxidants! And antioxidants are those substances that protect cells from damage, protect our health and provide a blooming appearance.
They have anti-inflammatory properties, which are provided by 25 different anti-inflammatory substances. They are the ones that have a general health effect for the body.
Rich in vitamins and minerals: vitamins K, C, A, folic acid, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium!, phosphorus, sodium.

They contain a huge amount of soluble fiber, which feeds our friendly microflora in the intestine.

celery

They have an alkalizing effect for the body due to the content of magnesium, iron and soda. Celery, we can say, neutralizes those foods that, on the contrary, lower the pH (for example, coffee, dried fruits or fruit juices)
Protect our liver, thereby improving its functions and helping in work. After all, it is antioxidants that have the best effect on the health of liver cells.

“This study investigated further the properties of celery leaves and seeds. Celery, because of compounds such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, apigenin, luteolin, tannin, saponin, and kaempferol, has powerful antioxidant characteristics, while different compounds of this plant with diverse concentration can have different healing effects. It is suggested that the next studies concentrate on other therapeutic and industrial attributes of celery.”(1)

How to use celery stalks in the diet? What are the healthy properties of celery stalks.

Use chopped celery stalks as a snack – along with nuts, pesto or hummus. Very tasty and satisfying. After all, there is a lot of fiber in celery, which saturates for a long time.
Add celery to smoothies. It is especially good in the composition of green smoothies.

Celery can be crushed in a mini-cutter/blender along with onions and other spices and added to pasta and risotto sauces.
Celery stalks enhance the taste of almost any soup or stewed dishes. 2-3 stalks of celery for 3-4 servings.
If you have a juicer, then celery will perfectly complement any vegetable juice. It goes well with cucumber and cabbage.

Spicy celery stalks. What are the healthy properties of celery stalks.

Tender and at the same time delicious vegetarian celery pesto is a great addition to sandwiches or filling for tartlets. The products are simple, but such a vegetable pesto with an original taste will not disappear even on a festive table. It’s worth a try!

Greens, by the way, will help to better absorb fats and vitamin E, because it contains digestive enzymes.

pesto

Ingredients for 4 servings:

Celery stalks 10.58 oz
Spinach 2 tablespoons
Pine nuts 1.76 oz
Almonds 1.76 oz
Flaxseeds 4 tablespoons
Garlic 1 clove
Cold-pressed olive oil 2 tablespoons
Cold-pressed burdock oil 2 tablespoons
Zest of 1 lemon (yellow part only)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instruction:
It couldn’t be easier! Just chop everything in a mini-cutter or blender.
Add the oil gradually. Someone likes pesto thicker, someone thinner.
We advise you to try everything again with salt at the very end of cooking. Pesto can be stored in a glass jar with a lid for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Green smoothie is the best breakfast!

smoothie

Advantages of smoothies:
Unlike juices, smoothies contain fiber, which not only nourishes our microflora, but also prolongs the feeling of satiety, and also does not give spikes in blood sugar.
The smoothie is satisfying, and therefore 2 glasses of smoothies completely replace both a snack and a full meal – if you are not very hungry.
You can put a lot of different ingredients in a smoothie.
Smoothies stimulate the work of the intestines and are able to relieve you of constipation, which is beyond the power of juices.

Smoothies are stored longer than juice due to the fact that fiber remains in it and there are fats. But, nevertheless, it is also better to drink it within 6 hours after cooking. It can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.

Ingredients for making a green smoothie:
Spinach 3 tablespoons
Broccoli 2 tablespoons
Celery 2 stalks
Large apple (with peel, but without core) 1 pc
Lemon straight with 1/2 piece peel
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Water (pour all the ingredients on 2/3)
Instruction:

Mix everything in a blender until smooth. That’s it, your green smoothie is ready!

Beetroot-apple-celery-radish juice. What are the healthy properties of celery stalks.

Cut the apple and beetroot into pieces. Put beetroot, apple, celery stalks and radishes in a juicer. Squeeze out the juice and pour into glasses. You can add a few drops of olive oil.

juice

Ingredients:
Beetroot 1 pc.
Apple 2 pcs.
Celery stalk 2 pcs.
Radish 4 pcs.

How to cook:
For the preparation of freshly squeezed juice, you can use all parts of the vegetable – root vegetables, stems, leaves. The recipes are simple to execute. The easiest way to squeeze it is with a juicer.

A screw juicer is used to extract juice from the root, and a centrifuge juicer is used to squeeze greens. If this kitchen gadget cannot be used, the drink can be obtained by crushing vegetables with a blender or grating and squeezing the liquid through cheesecloth or a sieve.

Buy fresh, bright greens for making juice. Such stems contain the most nutrients. If the stalks need to be stored for some time, pack them hermetically in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator.

This way it will be possible to preserve with minimal losses the unique composition of vitamins, minerals, micro-, macroelements inherent in this miracle vegetable.

Do not drink this juice on an empty stomach: there is a lot of acid in it. Therefore, it is better to eat something right before using it. Moreover, it must be something with fats. For example, porridge with vegetable oil. Bon Appetit!

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(1) -A Review of the Antioxidant Activity of Celery (Apium graveolens L) Wesam Kooti, MSc and Nahid Daraei, MSc. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871295/

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