Celery contains apigening which helps produce testosterone. Celery is commonly known as aphrodisiac food, and it likely does enhance sexual health due to its nitric oxide boosting abilities due to it's nitrate content.
- Lowers Blood Pressure.
- Lowers Cholesterol.
- Reduces Inflammation.
- Alleviates gout.
- Aids Weight Loss.
- Helps Prevent Cancer.
- Aids Digestion
Celery is a good source of potassium (170mg per stalk), so 3 stalks would yield an impressive 510mg which is 13% RDA. 3 stalks of celery would also give you 60µg of vitamin K1 (which is 50% RDA). It will also give a a little vitamin A (15% RDA) and vitamin C (8% RDA).
Do you burn more calories eating celery than is contained within it?
A large stalk has around 10 calories, of which only 6 calories gets converted by the body. There have been some studies saying that there are negative net calories, but it's probably not true. Celery is a great food to help with satiety (feeling full).
How to eat celery
Celery and carrot sticks should be eaten daily as as snack.
- With a dip (but be careful and make your own nutritious dips, such as flavoured mayonnaise, guacamole, cream cheese & chive, hummus, blue cheese dip, sweet potato dip, salsa etc). Don't buy supermarket dips as they are nutrient void and full of sugar.
- Sprinkle wet stalks with sea salt.
- Fill the stalk with tuna mayo or egg mayo.
- Chop into salads.
- Chop into stews.
- Celery soup.
- Dip into fondue.
- Stir fry with ginger, garlic, soy sauce and chillies.