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Celeriac provides about 34% of recommended daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin-K improves bone mineralization by promoting osteoblastic activity in the bones. Research studies suggest that it also has an established role in Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
Celeriac contains fiber which is essential for better digestive health. Celeriac contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is known to form a gel-like substance in the gut that is a source of nutrients for the good digestive bacteria. Soluble fiber may decrease spikes in blood sugar and help to control cholesterol levels. Insoluble fiber adds the bulk to fecal matter and aids in passing food and waste through the gut. Insoluble fiber is known to help decrease the risk of diabetes.
Celeriac has vitamin B5 which is known as pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid acts as a moisturizer and helps to keep skin soft, smooth and healthy. By acting as an anti-inflammatory, Pantothenic acid encourages skin’s healing process. It is very hydrating and helps to keep skin moist simply by absorbing moisture from air. Vitamin B5 is a water soluble vitamin that cannot be stored in the body.
Celeriac is a great source of copper and potassium. Both minerals are important in preventing arthritis. Copper has been found to have an anti-inflammatory capability which helps to relieve the pain associated with arthritis. Copper has the capability to help with muscular strength, to reduce joint pain, and to repair connective tissue. Potassium is an important mineral and responsible for the function of all cells, tissues and organs in your body. Potassium is important for skeletal and smooth muscle contractions.
Celeriac contains an organic compound called phthalides which act to lower the level of stress hormones in the body. Studies have found that phthalides relax smooth muscles, allowing the blood vessels to expand. This creates more space and lowers blood pressure.This naturally reduces the chances of related cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.