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Celery is a plant, and it is best known for its culinary applications whereby the leaf stalks are used in cooking. Sometimes the leaves themselves are also used in cooking, but their stronger flavor profile limits this application somewhat. The part of the plant that is even less used in western parts of the world is the seeds, although these tiny fruits are quite common for use in cooking and medicinal purposes in many parts of the world.
When many people think of celery, they think of an incredibly low calorie diet food that is mythically purported to have fewer calories in it than is needed to consume it. However, it is much more than just a crunchy snack with touted magical weight loss abilities. The long and light green stalks of the celery plant have nutritional value that often goes unnoticed, and the health benefits of celery go far beyond a crunchy way to aid in weight loss.
Natural diuretics are foods, herbs and spices that can be incorporated into everyday diets in order to decrease the amount of excess water that the body may be holding on to. Water retention can be brought about by everyday bloat inducing foods, lifestyle and some medical conditions. Natural diuretics work to increase the output of urine and thus reduce the amount of excessive fluid in the body. They lack diuretics side effects from pills purchased over the counter.