Celery has many benefits that can improve your overall health and well-being. Many of those benefits include, improving your skin, fighting infections, and lowering your blood pressure. In the spirit of National Celery Month, we’ll look more into a couple of benefits you can enjoy while drinking your next celery juice.

Celery is loaded with antioxidants

Antioxidants are molecules that help fight harmful compounds in your body called free radicals. Illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are linked with having a build-up of free radicals in your body. Celery contains over 10 types of antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals in a single stalk!

Celery can help fight inflammation

Celery is a source of phytonutrient which studies have shown to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, cells, blood vessels and, organs. Celery has over 25 anti-inflammatory compounds that can provide protection against inflammation in the body.

As a side note, phytonutrients are chemicals that help protect plants from threats. When these chemicals are consumed by humans, they may help prevent diseases and keep the body working properly.

Celery can helps lower high blood pressure

Celery contains chemicals known as anti-hypertensives. These anti-hypertensives may lower blood pressure by reducing the buildup of fatty deposits within the arteries and increase the elasticity of artery walls.

Celery may help with fertility in males

In a 2016 Review, out of 16 studies, 13 reported that celery has protective effects against substances that can damage sperm production in males.

Celery Supports Digestive Health

There are many properties of celery that aid in digestive health. One stalk of celery contains 1 gram of fiber, which supports good gut health and bowel regularity.

To take advantage of these benefits consider adding celery into your diet. This can be done as a healthy snack (they’re good with almond butter), juice of course, or adding it as an ingredient to your meals!