Celery is a good source of natural sodium, providing a naturally salty flavor to salads. It is an excellent base for juices due to its high nutritional value and low sugar level compared to other common juice bases.
According to the Environmental Walking Group, of the 43 most common fruits and vegetables, non-organic celery has the 4th highest amount of pesticide residue. If organic celery is not available in your area, you may wish to avoid it entirely.
||1 cup chopped
||Pthalides in celery help lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around arteries.
||Fights odor by eliminating internal toxins.
||Lowers cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.
||Stimulates production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
|Immune System - General
||Contains coumarins, which enhance activity of the white blood cells that eliminate cancer and other potentially harmful cells.