The Benefits of Celery For Your Body

In addition to being rich in calcium, celery also helps improve blood flow and prevent diseases like diabetes and renal disease.
The Benefits of Celery For Your Body
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

When it comes to ranking vegetables by nutrition and health benefits, you’ll find celery at the top of the list. It’s refreshing and ideal for the summertime; you can eat it raw in salads and it’s perfect to fight cravings. But aside from all that, did you know that celery has a lot more benefits for your body? Learn more in the following article.

What are the benefits of celery for your body?

This versatile vegetable is perfect in winter soups or in rich summer salads. It contains a high quantity of magnesium and iron, a super powerful combination! It nourishes the cells of the body and provides the perfect amount of sodium it needs to function properly.

Besides that, celery contains a lot of calcium, which as we know, is good for strengthening the bones, especially in the elderly. Its benefits don’t stop there, it helps convert the inorganic calcium ingested in processed and chemically altered foods into its organic form.
By eating celery along with a healthy diet, you’ll keep your body’s systems functioning at their best while possibly preventing diseases like diabetes, arthritis, varicose veins, heart problems, hemorrhoids, and kidney or gallbladder problems.

The sodium in celery improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage, keeping the blood from becoming too thick or acidic.

This vegetable can help women by restoring the body and replenishing the iron and calcium lost due to menstruation and breastfeeding.

Celery smoothie with benefits for your body

A no-fail recipe for a rich smoothie made with:

  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cup raw spinach
  • 2 peeled carrots
  • 3 almonds (or ½ cup oatmeal)


Peel and slice the carrots. Then put them in a blender or food processor with the other ingredients. Mix and drink immediately. You’ll have enough energy to run a marathon (we don’t know if you’ll win, but you’ll be able to compete)!

Celery and the skin

Still need more reasons to eat celery? Good, then you should know that it improves the skin’s appearance, preventing that tired look that’s caused by poor cellular nutrition (as well as fatigue or a poor diet).

If you regularly consume celery and carrot juice (in equal parts) it will nourish your skin and mineralize your body. It’s the perfect natural tonic for health, inside and out. You’ll notice the effects, especially in the eyes.

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  • 2 celery stalks
  • 5 lettuce leaves
  • Cabbage


Chop everything and put it in the blender with a little water. Mix well and drink immediately, even better if on an empty stomach. This drink is refreshing on summer days (you can add ice cubes if you’d like). In addition to helping you look good on the outside, it may help you reduce your levels of stress and anxiety.

If you want to look and feel younger and healthier and have more energy, try including these foods which will supply your body with organic calcium:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fresh fruits, particularly citrus
  • Seeds
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Pure honey
  • Sprouts
  • Alfalfa
  • Pollen
  • Marine algae

Ready for smoothies with celery?

If none of the options we’ve presented have appealed to you, here are a few more ideas if you don’t feel like eating celery in salads or soups.

Celery, carrot and lemon smoothie


This recipe may help people who suffer from high blood pressure.


  • 6 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 lemons


  1. Cut the celery into large chunks.
  2. Peel and slice the carrots.
  3. Peel and quarter the lemons.
  4. Combine everything in a blender and mix (you can add a little water).
  5. Drink immediately. Sweeten with ½ tablespoon of honey if you want.

Celery, cucumber and kiwi smoothie

The all green ingredients will improve your digestion and leave you feeling great.


  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 kiwis


  1. Cut the celery into chunks.
  2. Peel the cucumber, cut into chunks, removing the seeds.
  3. Peel and quarter the kiwis.
  4. Put everything in the blender and mix until smooth.
  5. Add a little water if it’s too thick.

Celery, pineapple and orange juice

Pieces of celery

If you want to slim down and flush toxins affecting your skin and health, try this recipe.


  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 slices of pineapple
  • The juice of two oranges


  1. Cut the celery into chunks.
  2. Dice the pineapple slices.
  3. Squeeze the juice from the oranges.
  4. Put everything in the blender and mix well.
  5. Strain before drinking and add a few ices cubes to make it even more refreshing.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t wait to include these recipes in your diet so you can get the most out of the benefits celery has for your body.

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