Celery is truly a super food!
And it doesn't end there. Celery also contains modest amounts of plant hormones and essential oils which help to regulate the nervous system, and are very calming. Celery is rich in sodium - not the table salt kind - in a natural form that is soluble and organic (live), and is essential for optimum performance by the body. This is why celery juice is a perfect rehydration drink for athletes.
More good news about celery. Celery contains at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. Many studies have shown how celery contains compounds (acetylenics and phonolic acids) that stop the growth of tumor cells. In addition, phytonutrients in celery (coumarins) prevent free-radicals from damaging cells and prevent the formation and development of the colon and stomach cancers.
lowers BAD cholesterol
aids in digestion
can be a diuretic
is an anti-inflammatory
lowers blood pressure
Here's a little extra on the healing powers of apple and lemon juice; the flavour enhancers in the juice I make above:
Apples are highly cancer fighting. Specifically, the peels contain polyphenols which have been shown to be particularly helpful in the fight against colon cancer. Apple juice also increases your protection against heart disease. The polyphenols in apple juice decreases the buildup of cholesterol plaque in arteries and thereby reduces the risk of heart attacks.
Raw lemon juice is also well known for its antioxidants and anti-tumor properties. High in Vitamin C, it is also essential for maintaining a fully functional immune system, aiding digestion, fighting tumors, helping wounds to heal faster and can even help to prevent heart failure.
So, make yourself a celery, apple, lemon cocktail toady! It's not only good for you - but absolutely delicious!