Celery Aids Digestion, Helps Padma Lakshmi Stay in Shape


Celery facilitates digestion. With its high content in water and insoluble fiber, it has rightfully been named “crunchy water”. In addition to helping the formation and passage of stool, it acts as a diuretic.

Celery contains luteolin, a nutrient with high antioxidant properties that also protects the digestive system from inflammation.

Padma Lakshmi’s beach body physique is partly due to her eating three stalks of celery as a snack in the afternoon. “It’s great for moving your digestive tract”, she says, and advises that we eat celery every day to see improvements in the way we process food.

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