Celery is one of those things that is chopped into a ton of stuff but hardly noticed. It may be left to wilt on a veggie tray or be served to children in preschool, slathered with peanut butter. Celery has also long been a favorite of dieters because it is rumored to take more calories to digest than it contains. The reality of so-called “negative calorie” foods is still being hotly debated, but celery is certainly very low-calorie in any case.
But while most of us tend to think of celery as mostly stringiness and water, it actually contains quite a bit of nutrition. Eating it regularly can reduce your risk of several dangerous diseases, and help keep your digestion regular too. The act of chewing celery can even freshen your breath as it scrapes away bacteria. Think we are done singing celery’s praises? We’re just getting started! Read on for all the great things that could happen to your body if you eat celery every day.
1. Weight Loss
As we mentioned, celery is a very low calorie food, and may even be considered a negative calorie snack. If you are on a diet and counting calories, you don’t have to bother tallying the celery at all. Chowing down on this veggie also delivers a nice amount of fiber, about 1.6 grams per cup, which can knock the edge off of cravings by keeping you feeling full longer. And finally, there is a lot of water in celery, which contributes to satiety and helps you stay hydrated.