Celery for Diabetic Health
To waken your senses in the early morning or even in the mid-afternoon, these powerful antioxidant-rich ingredients work together to provide energy, renewed vitality, and overall health.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 5-6 CUPS
- 1 cup arugula
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 tomato
- ½ red bell pepper, cored with ribs intact
- 1 green onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/8 cup parsley
- 2 cups purified water
Place arugula, celery, tomato, red pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, and 1 cup of water in a blender and blend until thoroughly combined.
Add remaining 1 cup of water as needed while blending until desired consistency is achieved.
PER 1 CUP SERVING: Calories: 13 | Fat: 0g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Carbohydrates: 3g
The Importance of Celery for Diabetics
The sodium content in this crisp veggie plays an important role in a diabetic's diet. By consuming this delicious vegetable, the body is more efficient in regulating and maintaining water balance. Celery is rich in vitamins A, C, K, B6, and B1 as well as calcium, potassium, fiber, and folate, and is also a natural diuretic.