Celery & Cabbage Are Packed With Essential Nutrients
Celery and cabbage are two incredible vegetables that offer tremendous amounts of nutrition. As luck would have it, celery is much, much more than a tasty ingredient to grandma's Thanksgiving stuffing. Just as cabbage is much more than part of a traditional St. Patrick's Day meal. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals and can significantly improve overall health. Juicing these two vegetables together is a simple and easy way to unlock the nutrients.
The Breakdown on What Celery & Cabbage Have to Offer
These vegetables can work to help improve overall health. Both are rich in vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and preventing Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin K regulates the body's blood clotting process, it regulates proteins such as prothrombin which is an essential blood clotting factor. In regard to Alzheimer's it protects nerve cells and aids them by reducing nerve cell death.
There is also a tremendous amount of fiber in celery and cabbage. This can help you lose weight as fiber allows you to feel full, resulting in a lower intake of calories. It also acts as a stool softener and can improve your overall gut health.
Celery has a great deal of molybdenum which is a trace mineral. It works by breaking down drugs and toxic chemicals that enter the body.
Cabbage has a significant amount of manganese; this mineral can play a role in regulating blood glucose levels. There is a significant amount of it in the pancreas where insulin is produced. Low levels of manganese in diabetics have lead some medical professionals to believe that increasing manganese through diet can help in regulating blood glucose.
Both celery and cabbage are high in folate which is necessary for creating DNA, cell growth, and cell function. Folate is vital in carbon transfer to the amino acid methionine which aids in the blue print for DNA.
Another vitamin shared by both vegetables is Pantothenic acid and its essential for energy production as well as fatty acid metabolism. It works to produce energy by breaking down carbohydrates and creating coenzyme A (CoA), a precursor for fatty acids.
Both vegetables are a very good source of potassium, and help to regulate blood pressure. This happens through salt leaving the body thereby reducing arterial wall pressure. Potassium also lowers LDL which is low-density lipoprotein aka bad cholesterol.
The magnesium content in celery and cabbage could also help when dealing with migraines. Some Doctors have attributed a lack of this mineral to raising blood pressure and causing migraines.
Celery and Cabbage are both great sources of phosphorus and is a key element in bone health. Phosphorus works with calcium in the presence of vitamin D to help to build bones.
The vegetables also contain a lot of beta-carotene and can help to improve your vision. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, a vitamin which is essential to eye health.
Celery and cabbage offer so many benefits to the body and there is a simple way to work this into your diet and that is by juicing.
Creating Your Celery & Cabbage Juice Blend
All you need to create your juice blend is a juicer, cabbage, and celery. Preferably organic, however if organic is not available then traditional will do just fine, I just prefer organic. The taste of celery and cabbage may be bitter to some. If that is the case for you, feel free to add a spoonful of honey, or an apple, or a carrot to sweeten the juice.
Ways to Use Your Celery Cabbage Juice Blend
A celery juice blend can be used in a number of different situations based on lifestyle and choice. However, a medical professional should always be consulted first. If a person is feeling sluggish or tires easily perhaps a cleanse is in order. The juice blend can be used as a cleanser all while replacing essential vitamins and minerals. Also as mentioned earlier it acts as a stool softener which does its part in cleansing the gut.
Due to the fiber content it could be used to aid in weight loss. Felling full allows you to desire a smaller meal. Also, there is very little fat in both vegetables. Whatever the case may be a medical professional must be consulted prior.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 E Randall
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 20, 2020:
We eat a lot of celery and cabbage, and they do contain good nutrients. It has been a while since I have used a juicer. Thanks for the information.
E Randall (author) from Florida on December 20, 2020:
Thank you, I appreciate it.
E Randall (author) from Florida on December 20, 2020:
Thank you I appreciate it.
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 20, 2020:
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 20, 2020:
Nice and informative article.
Yes, celery and cabbage have loads of nutrients. If combined, obviously it will be even better.
Thank you for sharing this useful information.
E Randall (author) from Florida on December 19, 2020:
Thank you, I appreciate it. I was going to juice the celery and cabbage this evening and figured I might as well write about it. Thanks again.
Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on December 19, 2020:
Good information! I have consumed a lot of celery juice but not with cabbage. I will try that! Thanks!