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Monday, June 25, 2012

Celery: Why they call it a Negative Calorie Food

Celery is often called  a "negative calorie food". negative calorie food is a food that is purported to require more food energy to be digested than it provides. That is, its thermic effect is greater than its food energy content.



But Celery is certainly not lacking in nutrition...Below are 7 reasons to include it in your diet.



Immune System
The high amounts of vitamin C in celery promote a healthy immune system.

Blood Pressure
Celery contains pthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around the arteries and allowing vessels to dilate. The calcium, magnesium, and potassium in celery also helps regulate blood pressure.

Cholesterol
The pthalides in celery may also lower cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.

Cancer
Celery contains coumarins which have been shown to be effective in the prevention of cancer.

Diuretic Celery has been used as a diuretic for centuries. Its diuretic effect comes from its balance of potassium and sodium which helps to flush out excess fluid from the body.

Inflammation
Celery is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with ailments attributed to inflammation such as arthritis.

Diet Aid
Celery will not directly cause you to lose weight, but it is a great aid in weight loss because it is very low in calories and has a lot of filling fiber.

source: www.healthdiaries.com


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