Celery – cooling to your nervous system and filled with minerals and water (great for weight loss to stave off hunger). Loaded with potassium and other minerals to calm the nerves, celery is heart-healthy and colon-friendly (all those strings do a wonderful job as an intestinal “broom”). Munch on the satisfying crunch of celery to deal with nicotine cravings if you are quitting smoking.
Juice a bunch of celery for a great start to your morning – mix in a little apple juice and ginger for a sweet and zingy treat. Instead of reaching for chips, cut up some celery sticks to scoop up a healthy dip like hummus, baba ganoush or as a way to enjoy a little almond or cashew butter (the celery holds your dip or nut butter like a charm). Kids love celery with nut butter or cream cheese and celery hearts are a gift for a healthy heart. So….