13. Urinary Tract Infection Prevention
Celery works as a diuretic, which means it aids in the excretion of urine. This helps to flush out your bladder and prevent urinary tract infections. Celery also aids in reducing uric acid in the body. To whip up a batch of homemade celery juice, chop up a bunch of celery and toss it in your blender with ½ cup of water. If you don’t like the taste, add apple chunks or apple juice for a sweeter flavor.
12. Decreased Arthritis Pain
Celery has anti-inflammatory properties that make it beneficial for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. Luteolin in celery helps decrease painful swelling of the joints. Also, decreased levels of uric acid in the joints helps with pain control. Kids have long enjoyed the “ants on a log” snack of celery sticks spread with peanut butter and topped with raisins. For a grown-up version of this snack, try celery stalks stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, nuts, and dried fruit.
11. Lowered Cancer Risk
The phthalides, flavonoids, and polyacetylenes in celery may be beneficial in preventing cancer. Luteolin blocks the replication of cancer cells. This may prove beneficial in the treatment of breast cancer. Apigenin is another flavonoid found in celery that can cause the death of cancer cells. To boost the anti-cancer effects of this vegetable, include it in salads with leafy greens, antioxidant-rich berries, and nutrient-packed veggies.