For years it has been well known that celery is good for diets but did you know that it could help safeguard mental health?

Researchers have found that it generates compounds that can fight Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases. The compound, called luteolin, is a potent antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Luteolin belongs to a family of plant molecules called flavonoids, which are found in various vegetables, fruits, and beverages, including chamomile tea. Researchers have studied the potential health effects of flavonoids, and shown that flavonoids can counter dementia1.

Recommended daily vegetable serving is 2 ˝ cups, advised the US Department of Agriculture. Maybe celery should become a regular part of our diet?

  1. Miller Stacy, Kelly. “Can Celery Help Cut Brain Inflammation?” WebMD. 20 May 2008. 22 May 2008. []