Taking Celery Seriously

With all the January goals and resolutions, nothing comes close to the health commitments people propose. Some are gigantic and unreachable, while others are small and more for fun.

There has been some talk about Celery and its benefits to our health. We can include celery in cooking, juicing, and just eating as a snack. The health benefits are not something to ignore. Celery contributes a good dose of Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin C and others, as well as calcium, etc. etc. This historic vegetable benefits digestive health, blood pressure, and is an antioxidant – supporting cancer prevention.

Now that is all great. The fun news for us is that it also has dental health benefits too.

1. The extra chewing required to eat celery stimulates extra saliva giving us a better fight against plaque formation on the teeth. It helps neutralize the acid that certain bacteria produce that cause cavities. This microbe is called streptococcus mutans.

2. Chomping on celery massages the gums as well as teeth, stimulating healthy circulation around the gums and periodontal supporting tissues.

So, go ahead and eat some celery! It is a smart item for your refrigerator, and no additional calories for those working on a weight loss goal. Best of Health in 2016!