Effects of Celery on High Blood Pressure

Celery when eaten raw or juiced does have a proven effect on lowering high blood pressure. And just like many drugs, it carries side effects with it. But you may be surprised by these.

Research has proven that the chemical 3-n-butyl phthalate targets stress hormones in the body. Stress is the key factor in high blood pressure, regardless of its source: biological stress (illness or injury), emotional stress, or environmental stress. The stress hormones cause blood vessels to constrict, and blood pressure goes up.

Phthalide lowers the chatecholamines, which are the stress hormones, thereby keeping the blood vessels healthier and blood pressure closer to normal. While blood pressure reducing drugs have a list a mile long of weird, frustrating, and even dangerous side effects, celery’s laundry list of side effects are much more acceptable.

*Celery is packed with potassium. This mineral is a diuretic and naturally eliminates excess fluid in the body. What makes it safer than a supplement is that it’s more easily absorbed and in safer quantities than a pill.

*The sodium in celery doesn’t raise Blood Pressure like salt does. The side effect it does cause is to balance the electrolytes in the body.

* Coumarins, the more powerful of known anti-oxidants, are believed to help fight colon cancer. Side effect of this little chemical? A reduction in inflammation in the body, which is great for those with arthritis.

* Calcium in celery replaces what those with lactose intolerance or celiac disease lose by not being able to drink milk. Stronger bones and healthier teeth are a great side effect!

Why not treat high blood pressure with proven methods that have GOOD side effects and not bad ones. Juicing celery along with other fruits and vegetables is one such proven method.

You can juice 2 apples, 3 carrots, cup spinach, 1 cucumber, 6 celery stalks using a commercial juicer.

Strain the juice a couple times through a strainer with a finer mesh and it will be less pulpy and fibrous. While you want some insoluble fiber, too much might give you runny stools at first.

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