Celery – it’s sometimes the co-star on a plate of chicken wings while watching the big game, but in fact celery should have a pedestal all its own. Not only is celery a light and refreshing snack, it also packs a lot of nutrition.
There are a number of other health boosts from enjoying some celery, and some of them may surprise you. So let’s have a closer look at 14 health benefits of this marshland plant…
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1. Controls Cholesterol
If you’re dealing with high cholesterol, then celery may be something you want to have more of, says DrAxe.com. The source says celery contains a “unique compound” called 3-n-butylphthalide (BuPh) that reportedly has lipid-lowering powers (cholesterol is a lipid).
It cites a study by the University of Singapore involving rats that were fed a high-fat diet for 8-weeks. The rats that were given celery extract “showed significantly lower levels of lipids” in their blood than those that didn’t.