Celery is a great ally if we want to lose weight. It does not contain just calories or fat and is of great nutritional value. In addition, celery stimulates various functions of our body, helping us lose weight more easily.
The main advantage is that it is mainly made up of water. That is why it contributes only 16 calories per 100 grams.
Its high water content makes it a very moisturizing and nutritious food. In addition to being easy to digest.
Celery also contains anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce belly swelling. It also helps against inflammations that affect muscles and joints.
Celery is rich in essential nutrients:
-Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B9 and C.
-Minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.
-Essential amino acids.
Due to its great nutritional contribution, and its low caloric content, celery is one of the best choices to be consumed during a diet.
That is why it is one of the most demanded vegetables, both for its low caloric content and for its medicinal properties.
Benefits of celery to lose weight:
There are several reasons why this vegetable is useful for those who want to lose weight in a healthy way:
-The celery provides essential oils such as limonene, saline, and asparagine which makes it diuretic and depurative. These oils are found mainly in stems and seeds.
-It is considered satisfying because of its high water and fiber content.
-It combats gastrointestinal infections thanks to its powerful antiviral and antibacterial power.
-Thanks to its depurative effect eliminate toxins.
-It helps to regulate our body fluids, helping to improve renal transit by reducing inflammation.
-It helps fight bad cholesterol levels, and lower triglycerides.
-Improves digestion, helping absorb nutrients. Prevents gas and stomach inflammation.
-It helps regulate the body’s metabolic processes. That helps the body get rid of unnecessary fat.
-Provides nutrients to the eyes, skin, and hair.
Celery tea for weight loss, preparation method:
This drink can be consumed both cold and hot. The original recipe is made with water and celery, however, we are going to add the juice of a lemon, to increase the detoxifying properties.
You will need:
-3 stalks of celery
-1 liter of water
-½ teaspoon ginger powder
Preparation and use:
1.Wash the stalks of celery.
2.Boil a liter of water and add the diced celery. Lower the heat and leave it for an additional five minutes.
3.If you want to add ginger, you can do it one or two minutes before putting out the fire.
4.When ready, remove from heat, let stand for 10 minutes and add lemon juice.
The preparation can be consumed fast. It can also be taken several times a day, before the main meals.
It is recommended to take it for 15 days, rest another 15. And start again. We also recommend a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet and regular and moderate physical exercise), as well as an optimistic attitude and a healthy self-esteem.