February 15: Eat More Celery

Health Professional

Celery is more than just a low calorie snack you eat when dieting, it can also help you lower blood pressure.

Celery contains apigenin, a substance know to help lower high blood pressure.   One studies found a reduced blood pressure in 14 out of 16 individuals that were given celery.

Here are some options to take advantage of the benefits of celery:

  1. Eat 4 celery stalks each day.
  2. Consume 8 teaspoons of celery juice 3 times a day.
  3. Take 1000 mg of celery seed extract twice a day.
  4. Take ½ to 1 teaspoon of celery oil 3 times a day in tincture form.

The above recommendations come from Dr. Mark Houston.   Discuss all supplements with your MD