The nutrient luteolin found in celery is also believed to help protect the brain from multiple sclerosis, according to researchers at the University of Illinois.
More Health Benefits of Celery
Celery also contains fiber, vitamin C and several other active compounds for health, including phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol, and coumarins, which help prevent free radicals from damaging our cells and causing cancer to grow.
Celery contains active compounds called phthalides, which have the potential for reducing high blood pressure. Celery has long been used in Chinese Medicine for this purpose.
Here are some tips on storing and using celery:
I get a big stock of organic celery many times in my organic food coop order. Keeping it fresh was a challenge until I read that if you wrap celery in foil, it will stay fresh for weeks. This food tip works!
How to Get Celery into Your Daily Diet
Cut up a few stocks of celery and store in your frig in a zip loc plastic bag. That way, when you're looking for a quick snack, it will be prepared and cut up, ready to grab.
- Add celery to soups, stews, stir fry, casseroles and salads.
- Eat celery with hummus for added protein and nutrition, or make peanut butter.
- Add a stock of celery to your juicer, mixed with carrots.