Benefits of Celery
Given the antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties of celery described earlier in this section, its not surprising to see the interest of researchers in the cardiovascular benefits of celery. Oxidative stress and inflammation in the bloodstream are critical problems in the development of many cardiovascular diseases, especially atherosclerosis. Unfortunately, most of the studies weve seen in this area have involved animals. Still, weve seen promising connections between the pectinbased polysaccharides in celery and decreased risk of inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Weve seen these same types of connections between celery flavonoids and decreased risk of cardiovascular inflammation.