Dear Friend,

They say appearances can be deceiving.
Truer words have never been spoken –
especially when it comes to foods that can
have a dramatic impact on your health.

That’s why today I’d like to tell you about a
crispy, crunchy veggie that at first glance,
is typically seen as dull, boring, and
traditional ‘diet’ food.

But despite its ‘dull’ appearance, you’re
going to see exactly why you should make
an effort to eat plenty more of it in your
day-to-day diet!

Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

This ‘Boring’ Veggie Packs an Unusual
Healthy Punch

You’ve heard it time and time again… eat
your vegetables, they’re good for you!

And while that’s certainly true, some
veggies get more praise than others.

Today, I’d like to tell you about a pretty
run-of-the-mill vegetable that rarely gets
a second glance. It’s very common, though
many people don’t eat much of it, since it’s
traditionally seen as a ‘diet’ food.

What many don’t realise, however, is just
how many nutrients it contains that are
surprisingly good for you.

Ok, the suspense is over… what is this


Yes, good ole celery has a WHOLE bunch
of health benefits that can help your body
stay healthy. You’d never think it by eating
it, since it seems so fibrous and watery, but
it’s a rich source of vitamins powerful flavanoids
– compounds that can have a powerful
antioxidant effect on your body.

For example, did you know that two of the
flavanoids in celery, apigenin and luteolin,
are great allies in the fight against cancer?

In one study, published in the International
Journal of Cancer, researchers studying
cancer in women, found that those who
ate greater amounts of apigenin had a 21
percent reduced risk of getting ovarian
cancer. [1]

And celery’s second flavanoid – luteolin –
has been found to help stop the progression
of colon cancer. [2]

How’s that for a ‘diet’ food most people
don’t want to touch?

But it gets even better…

Celery may also have the ability to help
keep your heart healthy for years to come.

Researchers found that when they gave
a group of rats celery seed daily, for 60
days, the rats’ blood lipid profile improved.
Triglycerides went down 22 percent. LDL
‘bad’ cholesterol plummeted 27 percent.
Better yet, the rats saw a 28% rise in
HDL ‘good’ cholesterol! [3]

In addition to helping improve overall
cholesterol and blood lipid profile, other
studies suggest it may help lower blood
pressure as well, by helping the blood
vessels relax. [4]

Finally, it seems it may also help in
relieving pain from gout – a painful form
of arthritis characterized by high levels
of uric acid.

Egyptian researchers were studying the
effects of different plant extracts on a
group of rats with gout.

They found that celery seed reduced uric
acid levels in the rats by a whopping 56
percent – beating out all the other plan
extracts they tried! [5]

So there you have it. Hopefully next time
you pass by celery sitting in the produce
aisle of your grocery store, you’ll think
twice before skipping past it. Even better
would be to try and get more of it in your
diet, if you aren’t already eating it regularly.

It goes great with peanut butter and raisins
(think: ants on a log) or can be used to dip
with (salsa and hummus are great choices).
Get creative, and find healthy, low-calorie
ways to enjoy celery and reap its awesome
health benefits.

One more thing – if you need a little extra help
in making eating healthy a lifestyle and want
to be HAPPY with your body,
I highly suggest you take advantage of your
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[1] Gates MA, Vitonis AF, Tworoger SS,
et al. Flavonoid intake and ovarian cancer
risk in a population-based case-control study.
Int J Cancer. 2009 Apr;124(8):1918-25.

[2] Lim YD, Cho JH, Kim J, Nho CW, Lee KW,
Park J. Luteolin decreases IGF-II production
and downregulates insulin-like growth factor-
I receptor signaling in HT-29 human colon
cancer cells. BMC Gastroenterology. 2012 Jan;12:9.

[3] Mansi K, Abushoffa AM, Disi A, Aburjai T.
Hypolipidemic effects of seed extract of celery
(Apium graveolens) in rats. Pharmacognosy
Magazine. 2009 Dec;5(20):301-5.

[4] Gharooni M, Sarkarati AR. Application of
Apium graveolens in treatment of hypertension.
Tehran University Medical Journal. 2000;58(3):67-9.

[5] Mohamed DA, Al-Okbi SY. Evaluation of
anti-gout activity of some plant extracts. Pol J
Food and Nutr Sci. 2008;58(3):389-95.

Quote Corner

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is
the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

Eat Yourself Thin

Sloppy Joe’s II
(Serves Six)

450gms lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green capsicum
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
3/4 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

1. In a medium skillet over medium heat,
brown the ground beef, onion, and green
capsicum; drain off liquids.

2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard,
ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.
Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Ready: 40 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 189 / Total Fat:
9.4g / Cholesterol: 50mg / Sodium: 455mg /
Total Carbs: 11.2g / Dietary Fibre: 0.4g /
Protein: 15.1g

Recipe from

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Strathalbyn, S.A. 5255
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