Many people struggle with high blood pressure. Actually, according to the statistics of the American Heart Association, about 76.4 million adults have high blood pressure. It is one of the top causes of stroke and heart attack.
Use celery to lower high blood pressure
Celery juice is high in 3-n-butylphthalide, or phthalide, which gives the vegetable’s taste and aroma. According to High Blood Pressure Info, when it comes to its effect on our bodies, phthalide has the ability to relax the smooth muscles in the walls of the blood vessels. The blood pressure lowers as the blood vessels dilate, so the blood can flow easily.
Celery juice for high blood pressure (recommendations)
According to the recommended Oriental dosages, four ounces of celery, or about a cup of chopped celery, a day is quite enough to lower high blood pressure. You should feel some improvement within a week or two. Juicing 2 celery stalks a day will give you the same result.
Celery Juice Recipe
- 2 celery stalks
- 1/2 beetroot
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 green apple
Juice all the ingredients together and enjoy this delicious drink.
Celery Juice -- Health benefits
Acidity: Celery juice contains important minerals that balance your pH and neutralize acidity.
Athletes: This juice is the best post-workout healthy tonic. It will replace lost electrolytes and rehydrate the body.
Cancer: Studies have shown that celery contains eight groups of anti-cancer compounds. Acetylenics have proven to stop tumor growth. Phenolic acids block the action of prostaglandins that stimulate tumor growth. Coumarines prevent any possible damages caused by free radicals.
Cholesterol: Celery juice is efficient in reducing the total cholesterol, and LDL or bad cholesterol.
Colon and stomach cancer: Phytochemical coumarins prevent the formation and further development of stomach and colon cancer.
Constipation: Celery has a natural laxative effect and relieves constipation. It also relaxes the nerves that are overworked by pharmaceutical laxatives.
Diuretic: Celery juice is rich in potassium and sodium. These minerals regulate the body fluids and stimulate the production of urine, which makes this vegetable an important aid in the elimination of excess fluid.
Inflammation: Celery contains polyacetylene, which relieves various inflammations, including arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.
Kidney function: Celery aids in the elimination of toxins and thus promotes normal kidney function. By doing so, it prevents the formation of kidney stones.
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