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More Reasons to Eat Celery

(Andrew Weil, M.D.) Celery is a vegetable that people seem to either love or hate - if you are in the latter group, you are missing out! A biennial plant, celery is in the same family as carrots, dill and fennel. Why should you add it to your meals? Celery: 
1.    Is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, and its active compounds, pthalides, may help lower blood pressure.
2.    Has long been associated with dieting due to its low calorie count.
3.    Is rich in potassium and sodium - important in regulating fluid balance and stimulating urine production.
4.    Lends itself to soups, stews and stir-fries as well as salads or spread with natural peanut butter.
When choosing, always seek out organically grown celery, as pesticides are commonly used on conventionally grown varieties.
Community: I eat a stalk of celery most days, with some hummus, as an appetizer before eating my lunch salad. I don’t buy organic celery, but I wash it very thoroughly. One benefit Dr. Weil doesn’t mention is celery’s reputation as an aphrodisiac. Sharecare lists some other foods that can boost men’s love life. Why do it? Here’s one reason: “Study: People who have sex four or more times a week make more money.”
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