If you were looking for a natural way to heal yourself, with no side effects and additional health risks, look no further. It all begins with one vegetable, the celery!
Celery has a few characteristics which promote healthy blood pressure:
- Omega-6 fatty acids
- 3-n-butylphthalide (NBP)
- Apigenin (plant-based antioxidant)
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, omega-6 fats prevent hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure.
Potassium is of utmost importance since it regulates blood pressure levels and triggering the heartbeat. Celery is a solid source of potassium, which stabilizes fluid levels in the body.
Phthalides contain diuretic properties, ably flushing out excess salt from the body which may raise blood pressure.
As reported by Dr. Michael Murray writes in his book How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine, NBP acts like calcium channel blocker, dilating arteries and relaxing blood vessels.
Last but not least, apigenin prevents blood clots, lowers inflammation in the arteries, and it prevents cell damage.
Additional Benefits of Celery
- Prevents constipation
- Fights cancer
- Prevents dementia
- Pain-relief from gout and arthritis
- Lowers cholesterol
- Relaxes and soothes muscles
- Contains the good soluble fiber
- Calms the gastrointestinal tract
To reap its benefits and use it to lower blood pressure, you can either eat 8 ribs of celery on a daily basis or take celery seed extract which is standardized to have 85 percent 3nB and celery phthalides at the dosage of 75-150mg, twice a day.
RECIPE FOR BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING JUICE
- 2 stalks of celery
- ½ beet
- 1 lemon
- 2 carrots
- ½ green apple
Juice all the ingredients and serve. As simple as that!