One of the indicators to determine the health of the heart is blood pressure. Keeping it at the proper level reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes or other. It is known that the blood pressure can be controlled with drugs but also via the diet. Foods that can reduce blood pressure, are: celeriac, garlic, fish, olive oil or flaxseed. Celeriac, however, is the one for whom I would like to receive more attention. Research carried out by Dr. William J. Elliott of the Pritzker Medical Faculty at the Chicago University prove that celery root effectively lowers blood pressure. The study was conducted in rats by administering the active ingredient 3-n-bulyl-phthalide extracted from celeriac. Blood pressure lowering of 14%. Dr. Elliot believed that this compound reduces stress hormones that can cause stress-induced hypertension.
Therefore, I recommend with all my heart celeriac salad, which is ideal for dishes with chicken. In addition, a touch of honey and lemon will give it a fresh and original taste.
- half a large celeriac (300g)
- teaspoon of honey
- half a lemon
- 200ml Greek yoghurt