Celery appeared in Russia in times ofEmpress Catherine II. For a long time it was considered decorative and occasionally used as a medicine. But gradually the benefits and harm of celery were studied, and it began to grow as a cultivated plant.
The root of this plant has a very fragrant,tender and piquant flesh. A rich set of unique substances that make up celery gives him the right to compete on medicinal properties with ginseng.
The caloric content of the root is only 32 kcal per 100 grams, ingreen part of the plant - 12 kcal per 100 grams. Celery is a very useful vegetable culture for those who want to lose weight. With its regular use, the process of reducing excess weight goes faster. In what other form can you use celery? Juice, the benefits and harms of which have been thoroughly studied, are regularly used by many who lose weight. In addition, the plant contains a lot of fiber, and is shown with constipation.
The benefits and harm of celery are well known to medicine,this allows the plant to be used in many diseases and ailments. The root is recommended for metabolic disorders, cardiac and vascular pathologies, for the prevention of atherosclerosis. It also stimulates the work of the heart muscle, reduces blood pressure, strengthens the weakened immune system.
Celery men are recommended to activelyuse in a complex of measures to combat chronic prostatitis. In this case, the roots and stems are shown. Also, the plant is a powerful aphrodisiac and influences the libido and potency in the best way. Polyacetylenes and phthalides, which are in this vegetable, neutralize the harmful effect of carcinogens.
Many useful substances are contained in the celery: vitamins B, E, C, A, K, iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium.
The benefits and harm of celery depend on the way it isuse and preparation. Due to its exceptional taste and aroma, this vegetable is loved by many. But you should take into account the daily intake rate, which is 150 grams. In more significant quantities, celery can harm weakened digestion, kidneys. It is not advisable to consume a vegetable at night, since it has an invigorating effect on the human body. With varicose veins, the intake should be reduced to 70-80 grams per day.
Celery is a wonderful spicy seasoning thatcan be cooked from any part of the vegetable. It has a slightly bitter taste and is used for fish, meat, mushrooms and vegetables. The roots of celery are a component of salads and soups, are part of sauces, broths, dishes from eggs.
With regular consumption of this fooda unique vegetable is obvious its benefits, and the harm of celery when the daily norm is exceeded is observed only when it is used in its pure form. Preferably combine it with other vegetables: tomatoes, beans, carrots, potatoes, aubergines, cabbage.