Celery not only helps you lose weight, which is partly due to the low number of calories it contains. With a variety of vitamins and healthy nutrients, the healthy vegetables can also be extremely effective in counteracting the effects of a high-fat diet and thus preventing obesity.
Celery (Apium graveolens) contains vitamins, minerals and fiber and is also high in antioxidants, which are known to protect against damage caused by free radicals. The vegetables are available in different forms such as celery stalks or celeriac.
Celery for weight loss
Celery has the advantage of being low in calories, which supports weight loss or helps maintain a healthy body weight. The healthy vegetable also consists of over 90 percent water, reports the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Since celery does not contain a lot of protein and fat, experts emphasize that you should also eat a balanced variety of healthy foods in addition to celery.
Celery juice beneficial for body weight
There are various research studies that have already examined whether celery affects weight. One of these studies showed that mice that ate a high-fat diet while consuming fermented celery juice gained less body weight.
Other benefits included suppression of visceral fat accumulation, a preventive effect against dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, and improved intestinal flora.
According to the researchers, fermented celery juice can not only prevent obesity induced by a high-fat diet, but also change the intestinal flora in such a way that intestinal dysbiosis and obesity-related metabolic disorders induced by a high-fat diet are avoided.
Low body fat percentage in diabetes
A recent study from June of this year also showed that consumption of celery powder made from fresh celery over a period of twelve weeks was associated with a significantly reduced body fat percentage in people with type 2 diabetes.
The results make it clear that with the help of celery it is possible to achieve weight loss, counteract the effects of a high-fat diet and significantly reduce body fat percentage even in people with type 2 diabetes.
However, it is not advisable to only consume celery when dieting, but you should also ensure that you eat a healthy and balanced diet. (as)