Celery is a powerful green vegetable that provides numerous anti-inflammatory properties as well as helps you to stay hydrated.
The vitamins, minerals, compounds and fiber in celery gives it super power against many health conditions. In addition to reducing inflammation, eating celery will also reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. Celery contains natural sodium and is high in water content which helps balance electrolytes, aid digestive processes and keep your body alkalized. Celery is definitely a green vegetable we must learn to love!
Eating it raw in chopped salads or with dips such as hummus, nut & seed butters, or relishes is delish! In addition, celery can also be added to smoothies, steamed*, braised, roasted or stir fried. Celery has a mild flavor that is a standard in a mirepoix and salads such as the Waldorf. I have included an easy recipe that will help you take advantage of celery’s health benefits in a tasty way!
Fresh Celery & Apple Salad
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-juice from 2 small lemons, or one large
-pinch of salt
-2 cups small diced sweet apple
-2 cups chopped celery
-1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
-1/4 cup small diced red onion (if desired)
Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and salt. If your parsley leaves are large, chop them. Toss together the apple, celery, parsley and onion (if using). Stir in the oil and juice mixture. If you’d like, serve over mixed greens, or wrapped in a leaf of romaine.