Monday, December 31, 2012

Celery Vinegar Recipe: 7 Powerful Benefits of Celery

Here is a very simple, yet powerful recipe for Celery Vinegar:

Combine 1/4 lb. Celery seed or 1 qt fresh celery chopped fine.  1 qt. vinegar. 1 T. Salt, and 1 T sugar. Put celery in jar; heat the vinegar, sugar, an salt an pour in boiling hot over celery.  Cool, cover tightly, and set away. After 2 weeks, strain and bottle.

Celery is often referred to as the  "negative calorie food" but it certainly isn't lacking in nutrition. 

Whether you're garden as a hobby or you're a survivalist/prepper you want to have this heirloom vegetable in your garden.  Here are several reasons why:

Immune System
The high amounts of vitamin C in celery promote a healthy immune system.

Blood Pressure
Celery contains pthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around the arteries and allowing vessels to dilate. The calcium, magnesium, and potassium in celery also helps regulate blood pressure.  Yes, Calcium helps to regulate blood pressure.

Celery is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with ailments attributed to inflammation such as arthritis.

The pthalides in celery may also lower cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.

Diuretic Celery has been used as a diuretic for centuries. Its diuretic effect comes from its balance of potassium and sodium which helps to flush out excess fluid from the body.

Celery contains coumarins which have been shown to be effective in the prevention of cancer.


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