Celery is a low-calorie vegetable, packed with essential nutrients, offering a range of health benefits including that of lowering cholesterol levels, arthritis pain and aiding in weight loss and detoxifying the body, among several others. May El Moghrabi, a clinical dietician at American Hospital Dubai says, ‘Celery is rich in dietary fibre. One cup of chopped celery contains 1.6g of fibre. It is also a rich source of phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
‘Various studies on celery are showing promising health benefits like preventing cancer, reducing cardiac risk and protecting the digestive system. It has cancer prevention properties.’
Pectin, a compound found in celery, can provide the stomach with exclusive benefits like improving the integrity of the stomach lining, decreasing risk of stomach ulcer and controlling the levels of stomach secretions.