Did you Know the Benefits of Celery Water? Celery is a plant that has multiple benefits.
We invite you to read this article that will guide you on how to take advantage of it for your health and well-being.
When we talk about celery water, we are referring to a nutritious drink, obtained by extracting the juice after boiling its stalk, letting it stand, and straining it. Many people mix this water with sugar and lemon.
WHAT IS CELERY?
The scientific name of Celery is Apium graveolens. It is a plant with many medicinal properties and belongs to the Apiaceae (Apiaceae) family. From the etymological point of view, its name comes from Celtic apon meaning water, and the epithet graveolens from the grave and opens meaning grave odor, due to its strong aroma. The Apium graveolens is a species belonging to the family of Apiaceae, also called by the French gastronomy celery.
BENEFITS OF CELERY WATER
(1) It is useful to lose weight
Its composition is rich in fiber and stimulates the slimming process. It contains fiber and this helps to curb cravings because it absorbs water in the digestive tract, making the person feel fuller for longer, thus benefiting people who need to lose weight. To be in shape you should consume it in the mornings for 15 days. The results are incredible and you will be able to notice the difference by drinking the water. Remember that a healthy diet is important and you need other nutrients.
(2) Solve intestinal problems
Among the properties of its water, it is recognized that it is an excellent anti-inflammatory, protects intestinal flora, reduces intestinal inflammation, and helps in the recovery of irritable colon. Drinking a glass every morning on an empty stomach allows the intestines to be effectively cleaned.
(3) Protects hair
Water benefits the hair prevents hair loss and provides shine and hydration. Also, it is possible during its application to eliminate dandruff or the condition that causes the skin of the scalp to flake. After washing the hair you can put water on it and leave it. Do not rinse.
Health is the unit that gives value to all the zeros of life.Bernard Le Bouvier de Fontenelle (1657-1757) French writer.
(4) Take care of your skin
The consumption of water allows the hydration of the skin, gives it tone, and eliminates dryness; all this is possible because of its omega 6 content.
Hormonal changes during adolescence cause skin alterations and the appearance of dermatological diseases such as acne and atypical dermatitis. Washing the face with this water daily helps to achieve a clean and smooth complexion.
(5) Nutritional profile
It is made up of 95 percent water, is a good source of vitamin K, and contains small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, and some B vitamins. It is beneficial because it is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat, and cholesterol.
(6) Kidney function
It increases the flow of urine and, therefore, the release of toxins. It is recommended to drink a glass daily.
Do not exchange health for wealth, nor liberty for power.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman and scientist.
It is rich in phytonutrient antioxidants that contain anti-inflammatory properties. Phytonutrients include phenolic acids, flavones such as luteolin, flavonols such as quercetin and kaempferol, dihydrostilbenoids, phytosterols, and furanocoumarins. It is recommended to drink one glass daily.
It is 95 percent water and helps in the maintenance of the body’s fluid levels, it is refreshing, it is a pleasant snack and during the summer it is recommended to avoid dehydration. In the case of physical exercise and sports, this nutritious green drink is recommended, which has become a popular beverage for athletes due to its benefits for the body’s balance. It is recommended to drink a glass daily.
It is an ancient folk remedy for heartburn and is recommended for those who suffer from acid reflux. It is recommended to drink one glass daily.
Happiness lies first and foremost in health.George William Curtis (1824-1892) American writer and orator.
(10) Cholesterol and blood pressure
It helps reduce cholesterol levels because it absorbs excess cholesterol compounds in the intestine and pushes them through elimination. It is recommended to drink a glass daily.
Fiber is well known for its digestive benefits. It helps reduce constipation, maintain healthy bowels, maintain weight, and reduce the risk of gastric ulcers. It is recommended to drink one glass daily.
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HOW TO PREPARE CELERY WATER
- First step: The first thing is to wash the stalks of celery with plenty of water and cut them.
- Second step: Have a pot with a liter of water and proceed to boil.
- Third step: When the water has reached boiling point, place the stalks and boil for 5 minutes.
- Fourth step: When the 5 minutes have passed, turn off the stove and let the stems rest for 2 minutes.
- Fifth step: When the water is at room temperature, strain it and drink the liquid without the stems. Some people add honey, sugar, and lemon to achieve pleasant water to the palate.
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In Latin America, there is a tuber native to the Andes called Arracacha, “Arracacia xanthorrhiza” also known as celery Creole, arracacha, verruca, white carrot, or cassava sauce. In the social imaginary, it is called Celery Creole. The universal denomination of celery in Latin America is called Apio España. It is to indicate that the Creole celery, of pleasant flavor and easy digestion contains calcium, vitamin A and B3 and serves to combat constipation, improve intestinal flora, and lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Another important curiosity is that it has been determined that it helps to stabilize blood pressure and cholesterol levels by cleaning and strengthening the liver because breaking down proteins and fats facilitates the work of this organ.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF CELERY
Each 100 g of celery provides
– Calories: 16 calories (11.7 kJ).
– Omega 6 fatty acids: 79 mg
– Fiber: 1.6 g
– Vitamin A: 449 IU
– Vitamin C: 3,1 mcg
– Vitamin K: 29.3 mcg
– Folates: 36 mcg
– Sugars: 1.8 g
– Potassium: 260 mg
– Calcium: 40 mg
– Water: 95,4 g
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF CELERY
There are no contraindications or side and harmful effects. We can only find the benefits of Celery Water. However, because of its emmenagogue properties, i.e. it can stimulate blood flow, its consumption is not recommended for pregnant women. It should not be consumed in case of acute kidney disease, or if you suffer from disorders such as cystitis.
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By: Dr. Yamile Delgado de Smith
University professor, writer, article writer, accredited researcher, lecturer, and project developer.
Post-doctorate in Education.