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Friday, March 25, 2011

Weight Loss Power Food - Celery

This water-loaded vegetable has a rep for being all crunch and no nutrition. But ditch that mindset: Celery contains stealth nutrients that heal.

Why it's healthy: Study shows patients who eat four sticks of celery a day have seen modest reductions in their blood pressure—about 6 points systolic and 3 points diastolic. It's possible that phytochemicals in celery, called phthalides, are responsible for this health boon. These compounds relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase blood flow, I actually take meds to do that.  And beyond the benefits to your BP, celery also fills you up—with hardly any calories. Sounds like a deal to me.

How to eat it: Try this veggie for a perfect snack any time of day. Dip in low-fat Ranch, spread a little low-fat peanut butter on em’, or just eat them plain. Cut em’ up in your salad, or add them to your fav recipes. Hope this is helpful to ya'll. Use these power foods to help you on your quest to health & weight loss.
As always, I look forward to your comments & suggestions. Thanks for visiting. Terry

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