Do You Know Celery Sexy Health Benefits for Men?

By Ange Fonce

The word "super food" seems to be bandied around a whole lot these days, and certainly celery seems to be right up there with some of the more healthy things that a man should be adding to his shopping list. 

Remember, though, that despite the resurgence in these so called "super foods" and fad diets of late, nothing can really beat a healthy and balanced nutrition, and many of the positives effects from what I will be sharing with you in this article... can soon be negated by poor living and a bad diet. 

Alcohol is bad for the skin, salt and fat is bad for your blood pressure, and the risk of many ailments is higher when you consume too much sugar or smoke. 

Add celery to the shopping list by all means, and remember to combine its consumption with with regular exercise and a good balanced diet. As celery is almost 95 percent water, it is known as one of the most hydrating foods that you can put into your body. It is extremely nutritious, and helps to equalize the body's PH level due to a high alkaline content, is packed with a host of B vitamins, and is also high in Vitamin A. 

It is also sometimes used in the weight-loss industry, or included in special diets, where it is often purported to be a negative calorie food. 

There are many great reasons for a man to include celery in his diet, and several are listed below.

Bad Breath...

Generally speaking, putting good food into your body gets good results out of your body, and celery is known to be good for combating bad breath or halitosis. The most common cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene, caused by food particles stuck in the teeth, or found at the back of the tongue, which stagnate and build up a foul smelling bacteria. 

Chewing on a stick of celery is known to help in two way. 

First... the rough natural texture of the vegetable helps to scrub bacteria from the back of the tongue. 

Also, the naturally occurring fibres then assist in cleaning the teeth.

Sex Drive...

Although it sounds almost too good to be true, according to new research, eating celery actually makes men more attractive. 

Consuming celery works as a natural aphrodisiac, and actually increases the amount of pheromones that are found in a man's sweat, and this can make men more desirable to women. The naturally occurring steroid, androstenone, is found in human sweat and gives off a pheromone that is known to make men more attractive to women. 

The cytoplasm of celery is known to contain androstenone. Eating it can actually increase the levels of the steroid, and the pheromone-secretion level in a man's body.


It is apt that this point sits underneath sex, as craggy or wrinkled skin is rarely thought of as attractive to women. There are several good reasons to eat celery for keeping your skin healthy. 

Stress is known to age your skin immensely, and the combination of nutrients that is so good at lowering your blood pressure can also work wonders for your skin.  As it is also effective as both a hydration aid and a diuretic, it can flush toxins from the body, and keep your skin properly hydrated. 

And, finally, the PH neutral and naturally balancing effect that celery is known to bring to the body can also help with acne.


Not being able to get a good night's sleep is known to be extremely bad for your health. 

As you might expect from a plant that is known to be good for keeping the blood pressure down, celery can be great at helping you get some restful sleep. The active phthalides, which can lower the pressure in the blood are also thought to have a more general calming effect on the whole central nervous system.  As a result of this, celery seeds are often recommended for use as a herbal remedy for insomnia and anxiety.

Minerals are one of the keys to general health and sex drive. An incredible 95 per cent of your bodies activities involve minerals. 

Your biochemistry is dependent on your mineral sources and it is easy to provide the body with the essential minerals it needs when you are eating correctly.

The most important minerals are...

  • Silicon, which strengthens the hair, nails and skin.
  • Zinc, which helps rebuild collagen in the body.
  • Iron, to improve circulation, which helps skin tone.
  • Magnesium and potassium, which detoxify and cleanse.
Green plants are your number one food for providing all the minerals you need for superior health and nutrition, while simultaneously giving you the vitamins and amino acids you need to build protein. 

If you eat greens abundantly and get a good variety of them in your diet, you will get the wide spectrum of minerals you need into your body. The best form to eat greens in for their mineral content is raw. 

This is because some cooking methods, such as boiling, reduce their mineral levels as well as their vitamin content. This is not to suggest that you must eat 100 per cent raw foods. Yet... it does mean you need to increase the percentage of raw greens and vegetables that you consume overall. 

The green plants that are highest in minerals are... rocket, cucumber, radicchio, bok choy, dandelion, romaine lettuce, broccoli, celery, Swiss chard, kale, watercress, mustard greens and wheat grass. 

For an added boost, eat organic greens, because minerals enter the plant from the soil and organic soil has a higher mineral content than traditional farming soil.

Tip... Have a green drink every day.

The most powerful way to up your mineral consumption is to consume a plant-based drink every day, by either blending or juicing vegetables and fruit together. Green drinks make you feel light and energetic and, yes, they improve your appearance and help you drop the kilos, which in turn has a BIG impact on your sex drive! 

Staple ingredients are spinach leaves, cucumber, celery and apple, and try to stick to what is local and in season.

Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe


  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ½ head of large bunch or ¾ of small bunch organic spinach
  • 3–4 stalks organic celery
  • 1 organic apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 organic banana
  • Juice of ½ organic lemon
  • Optional...
  • 1/3 bunch organic coriander (stems okay)
  • 1/3 bunch organic parsley (stems okay)


Add the water and chopped head of romaine and spinach to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed, mix until smooth.

Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, apple and pear. Add the coriander and parsley if you choose. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

Tip... Consume raw plant foods to start every meal

Have a salad or a few celery sticks before your meals. Starting each meal with these raw greens and other veggies will ensure that you are increasing our enzyme intake. Enzymes help you to digest the rest of your food and raw foods also make you feel fuller faster since they contain so much fibre. You can eat them in abundance while still ingesting fewer calories overall.

Wild celery (Apium graveolens) has been prized as both food and medicine since as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It is one of the large and tasty parsley family, along with carrots and parsnips. In the 18th century, the dainty, cultivated version of wild celery gave way to the larger types with which we are more familiar today, Apium graveolens var. dulce, or the fat, tasty root Apium graveolens var. rapaceum, aka celeriac.

The outer stalks of celery can be tough, so they are best for dicing and cooking in soups and stews, along with onions and carrots; or for slow braising in gratins; or for simply saving until the next time you make stock. 

Use the tender, inner stalks at the heart of the plant for chopping raw into salads, perhaps with finely sliced fennel and endive, or chopped ham in a mustard vinaigrette. Celery leaves, too, have lots of flavour. 

Chop them finely and use to add extra punch not just to celery dishes, but also to potato soups, omelettes, coleslaws and salads with blue cheese and toasted walnuts. You can even fry the leaves in olive oil, as well as the lighter stalks to which they are attached, you don't have to waste a scrap.

Here is one of my favourite dishes...

Celery, Orange And Mackerel Salad

Lightly fried mackerel fillets on top of salad.

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-6 sticks celery, cut thinly on the diagonal
  • 4 fresh mackerel fillets, or four smoked mackerel fillets
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Celery salt is optional
Cut the top and bottom off each orange, stand it on one cut end on a chopping board and work your way around the fruit with a small, sharp knife, cutting away the skin, pith and membrane. 

Holding the orange over a bowl to catch the juices, cut the segments away from the membrane. Whisk the oil into the reserved juice, season and combine in a bowl with the celery and orange segments. 

Leave the salad to macerate for a few minutes while you deal with the fish. If you are using fresh mackerel, season the fillets lightly on both sides... use celery salt, if you have some.  Over a medium flame, heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and gently fry the fish skin-side down for three to four minutes. Turn and cook on the other side for another couple of minutes.

Place the mackerel fillet on top of the salad. Alternatively, flake the smoked mackerel and combine it with the other ingredients.

Waldorf Soup

The classic salad in soup form. 

Other great garnishes for celery soups include a scattering of fried chorizo crumbs or crisp bacon; crumbled blue cheese; or large croutons, fried until crisp in olive oil, sprinkled with grated parmesan or hard goat's cheese and lightly toasted.

For the soup...

  • 100g butter 
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 
  • 3 medium floury potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 1 head of celery, finely sliced, leaves reserved
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

To finish...

  • 40g walnuts
  • 1 crisp eating apple
  • 20g butter
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Gently fry the onion in olive oil until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. 

Add the potatoes, celery and bay leaf, stir for a couple of minutes, then add the stock. Bring to a boil, season and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the veg are tender. Remove the bay leaf and liquidize or sieve the soup to a smooth purée.

Warm a frying pan over a medium heat and toast the walnuts for three to five minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant. 

Tip into a bowl.
Quarter and core the apple, and cut into eight slices. 

Warm the butter in the same pan over medium heat and sauté the apple slices just until they take on a little colour. Pour the soup into a clean pan, stir in the finely chopped celery leaves, and adjust the seasoning. Heat through without letting it boil. 

Ladle into a warm bowl and serve with the apple and walnuts on top.

Celery Gratin

A great side dish for roast meats.

  • 1 head of celery, with its leaves
  • About 1 litre vegetable stock or water
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bouquet garni made with 1 bay leaf, 3-4 parsley stalks, 2 sprigs thyme
  • 6 peppercorns
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 small knob butter, for greasing
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 small handful fresh white breadcrumbs 
  • 30g grated parmesan or gruyère

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. 

Cut the leafy ends off the celery and reserve. Remove any tough strings from the outer stalks, and cut the sticks into 10cm lengths.

Put the stock or water, onion, bouquet garni and peppercorns into a pan. Bring to a boil and add some salt and the celery. Lower to a simmer, partially cover and poach until the celery is just tender, about 15 minutes. 

Remove celery from the poaching liquid and arrange in a lightly buttered gratin dish.Pour the strained poaching liquid into a clean pan and discard the onion, peppercorns and bouquet garni. 

Simmer until reduced to about 100ml, and about two tablespoons of chopped celery leaves, if you have them, add the parsley. Adjust the seasoning and pour over the celery.

In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs and cheese, sprinkle over the gratin and bake until golden and bubbling, about 20 minutes.


And to end on a personal note.

I chomp celery every day... and the ladies are never disappointed!

Your mind and your health are worth it.

Take care of your Mental Health and Physical Fitness. 

You have the power!

Ange Fonce


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