It’s a super low-fat snack that can help prevent cancer and keep your body in tip-top shape.
When you are looking for the perfect, low calorie healthy snack celery is a wonderful choice to make. It is inexpensive, easy to find, and will help you lose weight!
Celery is a vegetable that contains about 95% water. While many people might think that celery may not contain very much nutritional value due to the fact that it is such a light food, it in fact is an incredibly valuable food. Within just one cup of celery you can find 2 grams of fiber, 34 grams of foliate, approximately 19 calories and about 0.16 grams of fat. You can actually end up burning more calories eating celery than your body will take on consuming it.
Celery contains fiber, foliate, and potassium. Its fiber content will help keep your system regular. And, foliate is not only an essential nutrient for the care and production of new cells within the body it might even help protect your body against cancer. In addition, celery can help fight the potential risks caused during the birthing process. Women are highly encouraged to snack on this important treat during before and during pregnancies.
The potassium found in celery is yet another great incentive to start snacking on this great vegetable. Potassium is an invaluable nutrient that works to reduce blood pressure and subsequently the risk of a stroke. It also helps with the control of our muscles and nerves. On average, the research suggests that about 2,000 milligrams a day or more is best for the maintenance of a healthy diet.
It is good to know that when you are getting hunger cravings it is often a sign that you are actually thirsty. In this case it is a good idea to opt for a glass of water and if you cannot stave off your hunger craving the high percentage of water content in celery makes them an excellent second choice to a tall glass of water.
So the next time you get a hunger craving, why not reach for some celery sticks? They are crisp, refreshing and healthy. And, if you want to spice them up a bit, why not add fat free cottage cheese to them with a zing of strawberry jam! Yes, I just recently tried this and it is a delicious treat! You can also try it dipped in fat free salad dressings or you can choose to whip up your own fat free dips like mustard mixed with soy sauce. It’s simple and tasty and won’t add unwanted pounds to your waistline.