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Benefits of Celery And Its Side Effects

Not only is celery low in calories but it is also rich in a number of nutrients which are beneficial to our body. Celery helps to lower cholesterol levels and arthritis pain, detoxifies the body, reduces high blood pressure and promotes your overall health. It has demonstrated both antioxidant and anti-inflmmatory activities that helps to improve blood pressure, regulate cholesterol levels and keep your heart healthy and strong.

Benefits of Celery And Its Side Effects

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Celery
Nutritional Value of Celery
Health Benefits of Celery
Helps prevent cancer
Helps reduce blood pressure
Helps prevent ulcers
Checks urinary tract infection
Detoxifies your body
Helps to strengthen immunity
Remedy for arthritis
Helps to control diabetes
Helps to reduce weight
Prevents cataracts
Provides relief from migraine
Uses of Celery
Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery
Cultivation of Celery

Celery

Celery also known as Apium graveolens is a marshland plant from the family Apiaceae that has been cultivated around the world for a long time. Celery has a long fibrous stalk which tapers into leaves. This plant is now a part of the American, Irish, Japanese and Australian cuisines. It is most commonly found in soups and salads or as a garnish to certain dishes. It is also consumed as a snack as it is quite filling.

Nutritional Value of Celery

Celery is rich in Vitamin K and molybdenum. It also contains folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and pantothenic acid. Apart from these, celery also contains Vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and Vitamin A.

Health Benefits of Celery

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Celery
Health Benefits of Celery

Helps prevent cancer

Phthalides, flavonoids and polyacetylenes, which have cancer-fighting properties, are present in celery. They help to detoxify the carcinogens. Celery also contains coumarins that enhance the activities of certain white blood cells and can effectively fight cancer as well. These components tend to act against free radicals floating in our body and neutralize them before they can cause any harm.

Helps reduce blood pressure

Phthalides, organic compounds present in celery, help to reduce the level of stress hormones in your blood. This helps your blood vessels to expand and facilitates the smooth circulation of blood and, thus, reduces blood pressure. When blood pressure is reduced, the chances of developing atherosclerosis, heart attack or stroke also drops.

Helps prevent ulcers

Celery contains a special type of ethanol extract that is useful in protecting the lining of the digestive tract from ulcers. Celery extrct has the capability to replenish depleted levels of gastric mucus that is needed in the stomach lining to prevent the formation of tiny holes and openings. It is also believed that celery nourishes the stomach, colon and intestines due to the presence of chemical constituents like flavonoids, tannins, volatile oils and alkaloids.

Checks urinary tract infection

Celery seeds are known and used for their diuretic properties as it helps in the elimination of uric acid. Uric acid is excreted via urination. Therefore, people with bladder disorders, kidney problems, cystitis and other similar problems will find it beneficial to include celery seeds in their diet. These seeds are also good for women suffering from urinary tract infection.

Detoxifies your body

All parts of the celery plant including seeds, roots and leaves can be used as anti-oxidants. You can avoid diseases of the kidney, pancreas, liver and gallbladder by incorporating this vegetable in your diet.

Helps to strengthen immunity

Celery seeds have certain anti-microbial effects which allowed it to be used as a herbal medicine for centuries. When extracted from celery seeds was mixed with harmful bacteria compounds that cause infection in humans, the extract was able to purify and reduce the bacteria’s growth. This suggests that celery can boost your body's immunity and fight bacterial infections.

Remedy for arthritis

Celery has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce swelling and pain around the joints. So it is good for people with arthritis, rheumatism and gout. It's sticks act as diuretic and help to remove uric-acid crystals from your body and bring you relief from joint pain. It also helps to increase the regrowth of tissue in inflamed joints.

Helps to control diabetes

Celery leaves have a high content of fiber and helps to manage diabetes. Celery is effective in fighting Type-2 diabetes.

Helps to reduce weight

Celery has very less calories but is very filling as it is rich in dietary fiber. This makes it ideal to have a glass of celery juice before a meal so that you feel full and do not overeat. This will help to bring your weight down and also will not make you feel hungry all the time.

Prevents cataracts

Cataracts is a disease which results in partial loss of vision and generally afflicts elderly people. Dripping celery tea drops on eyelids is good for certain opthalmological conditions and can improve your eye health, reduces the chances of your eyes getting cataracts and even prevents macular degeneration.

Provides relief from migraine

Celery contains coumarins that can provide relief from migraines. Research indicates that coumarins help to suppress the release of nitric oxide in the brain, which can headaches and migraines.

Uses of Celery

Celery helps to manage diabetic symptoms, gives relief from asthma and migraine, promotes cardiovascular health and also prevents the onset of cancer. It also helps to reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol, prevents urinary tract infections in female, helps to reduce swelling and pain around the joints and improves eye health.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery

Inspite of all its beneficial effects, celery belongs to a small group of foods that may cause a severe allergic reaction in some people and this might lead to a fatal anaphylactic shock. Celery is also not good for pregnant women as its seeds contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins and linoleic acid that may cause contractions in the uterus.

Cultivation of Celery

The uses of celery can be traced back to ancient times and records show that celery leaves were part of the remains found in the tomb of pharaoh King Tutankhamen who died in 1323 B.C. In ancient Greece, celery leaves were used as garlands for the dead and to make wreaths and garlands for the victors in battle. Now it is the part of cuisines all over the world. A large portion of Punjab grows celery for export into Europe, where it is used as a condiment.

Celery grows best where the winters are cold and the summers are hot as it is a cool weather crop. The celery seeds are small and they should be covered lightly with soil and watered evenly for 3-8 weeks or started indoors and then transported outside after 2 months.

Popular Questions & Answers

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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Men are advised to follow a sexual exhaustion diet along with homoepathic treatment to increase their stamina on a regular basis, which includes - Foods like fresh fruits, especially strawberries, quince, plums, peaches, mangoes, figs, coconuts, bananas, apples, raspberries, pomegranates, pears, papayas, grapes, dates, cherries and apricots. Vegetables that have an aphrodisiac effect on the body, some of which can include eggplant, cucumbers, celery asparagus, carrots and corn. Other vegetables that are also highly recommended in a diet for sexual erectile dysfunction include garlic, avocadoes, tomato, beans, garlic, onions, parsley, spinach, turnips, soybeans, watercress, peppers and leeks. Nut and seeds, being good sources of protein, help boost sex drive and therefore, pine seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts are all good for sexual health. Apart from following a healthy diet, it is important for people to make certain lifestyle changes too, which can help improve their sexual health. Stress reduction techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing and yoga as also massage therapy are all great for increasing sexual drive and performance. People should make it a point to get an adequate amount of rest, sleep and relaxation, to decrease sexual problems. Leading a sedentary lifestyle is one of the major contributors to sexual problems, in men and women. Hence, getting an adequate amount of exercise each day can be very useful in improving overall health, which also includes sexual health.. consult me for homoepathic treatment without side effects. .recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback..

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BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Memory and mind power depends on three aspects. Understanding, retention and recollection. Recollection is easy if your retention is proper and flawless. Retention is possible when you are able understand what you read or learn. To understand you should have concentration. Concentration comes from effective learning techniques based on creative and active learning. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, socializing coupled with systematic learning improves your memory and mind power. Vegetables, fruits and nuts are perfect for memory. Brain games like sudoku and jigsaw puzzles helps too. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration and memory. I suggest online education counseling. Take care.
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Sir, what are the best foods for brain improvement? Vegetarian or non veg people are more wise?

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
Avocados. This fruit is one of the healthiest ones you can consume and one of my all-time favorites. Beets..Blueberries. Bone Broth. Broccoli..Celery. Coconut Oil. Dark Chocolate.
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Sir mam I am very frustrated I am in 11th class and in early starting 6 months I am not concentrating on my studies but in October and November I concentrate on studies but now I am constant worrying about now that I am not able to study as I have early not this constant negative thinking I am not able to concentrate on studies. Please help me I think I am becoming as I was in early 6 months was.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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Ayurvedic Approach for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

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Ayurvedic Approach for Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine. This chronic disease is caused due to inflammation of the joints in the spine and usually affects young men. It causes the vertebrae to grow or fuse together, causing a rigid spine. Actually, it affects the discs in between the vertebral column. These discs get swollen, causing a limitation of spine motility. It is an autoimmune disorder and its symptoms are lower back pain and stiffness, which usually moves to the legs.

  • The deformity due to AS can be mild or severe. In extreme cases, the patient gets a stooped spine. 
  • Early diagnosis can prevent significant deformity as well as help in controlling the pain and stiffness.
  • Allopathy doesn’t really know the real reasons for this disease and here is where Ayurveda scores.
  • According to Ayurveda, AS is caused due to aggravated vata or wind, which causes an imbalance in vata dosha.

Ayurvedic treatment
Ayurvedic treatment starts with detoxification and elimination of toxins. It relies heavily on the right diet and lifestyle as well as Ayurvedic herbal preparations. The panchakarma techniques called kati vasti, sarvangadhara and patrapinda svedana are very beneficial too. The basic explanation for the disorder is that AS occurs due to an accumulation of ama or toxins in the body. Where ever ama deposits in the body, pain is caused. Ayurvedic treatments aim at digesting the ama by using herbs as medicine and balancing the aggravated vata.

  1. Herbs used in the treatment of AS are dry ginger (saunth), guggul, turmeric, fenugreek, ashwagandha and giloy. Gugul, curcumin, amlaki, haritaki, and ashwagandha are all very effective in treating AS.
  2. Avoid getting constipated and ensure proper evacuation of bowels.
  3. Include ghee in your diet for lubrication and for lowering the vata dosha.
  4. Apply heat on the affected areas to control the pain and stiffness.
  5. Eat light foods and strictly avoid oily foods and curd which increase ama.
  6. Avoid sleeping during the daytime.
  7. Yoga asanas like pawana muktasana, bhujangasana, dhanurasana, paschimottanasana and vakrasana should be practised regularly.
  8. The practice of pranayamas such as and shodhana, chandrabhedi sheethali and bhramari also helps.
  9. Chewing 2–3 raw garlic buds on an empty stomach in the morning with water helps in alleviating lumbar pain in AS.
  10. Use a powdered preparation of dried ginger root, celery seeds and cumin seeds in equal quantities with rock salt for taste, and have one teaspoon of this mixture with warm water at bedtime to reduce flatulence as well as lumbar stiffness. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet, but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery Seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diet, Nutrition And The Prevention Of Chronic Lifestyle Diseases!

The lifestyle we lead plays an important role. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to overcome many diseases as it helps in bringing the blood pressure to normal and in turn reduce the risks of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Factors like smoking, diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle can lead to hypertension and diabetes. Hypertension is known as silent killer as it is symptomless.

There are various traditional medicines known to lower the blood pressure. Also, there are certain herbs that help in controlling blood pressure and preventing other diseases.

Some of these herbs are:

  1. Basil: This herb has a strong aroma and can be used in the preparation of many foods. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure, though for a brief time. Adding freshly chopped or torn basil to soups, salads, pastas and casseroles not only enhance the taste but are also beneficial for health.
  2. Cinnamon: This herb requires some effort to add in the diet but is helpful in maintain the blood pressure. Diabetic people should have cinnamon everyday in some or the other way. Cinnamon can be included by sprinkling over cereals, oats, coffee, stews and curries.
  3. Cardamom: Cardamom if consumed daily can be helpful in bringing down blood pressure and in turn controlling hypertension and diabetes. Cardamom is very popular in South Asia, the seeds can be powdered and used in stews, soups or baking. It not only has an enhanced flavor but is also packed with numerous health benefits.
  4. Flaxseed: This is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower the blood pressure and also protect the body against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. They are known for reducing cholesterol levels, and improving glucose tolerance thus acting as antioxidant. Flaxseeds can be added in smoothies and soups or baked goods.
  5. Garlic: Garlic often synonymous with bad breath and pungent seasoning has immense health benefits. It dilates and relaxes the blood vessels allowing the blood to flow freely and in turn reduces the blood pressure. 
  6. Ginger: Adding ginger to the diet helps to control the blood pressure. It relaxes the blood vessels and improves the circulation of the blood. Ginger can be used in sweets, savories and beverages and is very common in Asian food.
  7. Celery Seed: This is a diuretic and in China it is used to treat hypertension. This can be used to flavor stews, soups, savory dishes and casseroles. Both the seeds and the plant have various benefits and uses of their own.
  8. Hawthorn: This herb is used to treat high blood pressure in China. Decoctions of the herb have health benefits such as reduction of blood pressure, controlling hypertension and blood circulation. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Dental Health

Munching foods like apples, pears, carrots or celery after brushing can help in preventing discoloration as they trigger tooth-bathing saliva which helps in keeping the teeth whiter.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
Ill Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  1. The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  2. High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  3. It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  • Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  • Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake.
  • Including more leafy vegetables in your diet - Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and celery have a lot of water and also help reduce the sodium intake in your body.
  • Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

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Table of Content

Celery
Nutritional Value of Celery
Health Benefits of Celery
Helps prevent cancer
Helps reduce blood pressure
Helps prevent ulcers
Checks urinary tract infection
Detoxifies your body
Helps to strengthen immunity
Remedy for arthritis
Helps to control diabetes
Helps to reduce weight
Prevents cataracts
Provides relief from migraine
Uses of Celery
Side-Effects & Allergies of Celery
Cultivation of Celery