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Celery has been linked to multiple male health benefits, some are myths and others are backed by scientific studies.
May promote fertility
Celery provides vitamin C and phytonutrients, both antioxidant compounds. The high intake of antioxidants that according to research may help improve sperm count, motility (movement ability) and concentration, important factors for male fertility.
Have been made studies where the extract of celery leaf has favored the increase in the production of sperm in animals.
However, celery extracts are much more concentrated than when you eat it routinely or drink its juice. Although it does not hurt to add celery to your plate to obtain antioxidants that help fight free radicals.
In the field of fertility, research is underway to find out the specific benefits of celery on fertility in humans.
Does it increase sexual desire?
It has been said that celery can work as aphrodisiac for its content in androsterone. Androsterone is a steroid metabolite of testosterone. Androsterone is also considered a pheromone as it is found in small amounts in human sweat.
While celery contains androsterone, there is no evidence that eating celery or drinking its juice increases androsterone levels or improves sexual desire in men, he notes. Healthline.
What celery can do for you:
Prevent inflammation and cancer
The celery is loaded with antioxidants. These include varieties known as flavonoids and vitamin C, as well as lunularin and bergapten. According to WebMD, these and other antioxidants help prevent oxidative stress that contributes to cancer.
Celery contains a plant compound called apigenina, which plays a role in traditional Chinese medicine as an agent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant.
This vegetable also contains a flavonoid called luteolin, what research point out it has biological effects anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy and anti-cancer.
Control of blood pressure
Celery is a good source of fiber and is rich in a phytochemical known as phthalates. People with a high fiber intake may have lower blood pressure than those on a low fiber diet.
This compound is believed phthalides relaxes the tissues of the artery wall to promote healthy blood flow and contribute to a Decreased blood pressure.
Medical News Today points out that some practitioners of the chinese medicine use celery and celery extracts for lower blood pressure.
Reduction of “bad” cholesterol
Celery fiber can help lower cholesterol levels because it picks up excess cholesterol compounds in the intestine and removes them in the elimination process.
Studies in rats with a high fat diet they have found that celery extract reduces “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels.
In general, celery is a vegetable that can be part of your healthy diet, it is potassium source, which contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and muscless y flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action.
Enjoy the raw or steamed celery (no more than 10 to avoid affecting antioxidants). You can include it in your soups, salads, rice dishes, in your smoothies or as a snack with healthy dressings such as sauces and hummus.
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