Is celery juice really worth all the hype it’s been receiving on social media? It’s easy to believe all the Instagram models claiming it’s the answer to our prayers with a celery juice in hand telling us just one glass a day will give us a tiny waist and anything else you were scrolling your feed looking for.
The trend right now is to drink 16 ounces of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning. People are claiming it cures everything from chronic pain, to skin conditions, to IBS – and the list goes on and on.
celery juice benefits
We did (and are still doing) the research, and found that while celery juice may not the magic elixir it is being touted as, it does contain huge health benefits that are worth your while. Sue has been drinking 16oz per day for approximately 6 months and Lou for the past month.
Antioxidants are quickly becoming synonymous with the anti-aging and fighting cancer. We know that antioxidants fight free radicals that damage cells in our body. This prevents fine-lines and wrinkles on the surface and can help reduce damage to internal cells that plays a role in cancer.
Celery is high in powerful antioxidants that help your body fight free radicals. It contains caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, apigenin, luteolin, tannin, saponin, and kaempferol all known for their antioxidant properties.
Some experimental studies have shown that celery contains anti fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The anti fungal and antibacterial properties will help protect you by boosting your immune system. The anti-inflammatory properties can help with everything from skin inflammation to joint pain.
Celery has lots of vitamins and minerals that are vital to our health.
Vitamin K: helps with blood clotting, bone health, and helps prevent heart disease
Vitamin C: helps with our immune system, growth and development and is crucial to many bodily functions
Potassium: helps with nervous system, muscle contractions and fluid balance
Folate: helps make DNA and genetic material, as well as helps cells to divide
Manganese: crucial to the metabolic process
Calcium: helps the blood clot, strengthens bones and muscles to contract
Riboflavin: helps body break down carbs, proteins and fats to produce energy
Magnesium: helps regulate muscle and nerve function, blood sugar and blood pressure helps create bone, protein, and DNA
Vitamin B6: helps with metabolic process, create red blood cells and neurotransmitters
Since celery has a high percentage of water it can help (on a small scale) with overall hydration. It also contains electrolytes that help replenish your body and stay hydrated.
So... The Results are in
Sue - "my body feels lighter, my joints are move flexible and my sleep is much better. My digestive system has improved massively with no bloating even though I am vegan and gluten free, I would still experience bloating, I have more energy as I am not as tired in the evenings at all now."
Lou - "It was quite hard going for the first week as 16oz of celery with no seasoning is quite a task...but after the first week I found I looked forward to it as it makes me feel energised. I have lost the bloating around the midriff (the wonderful menopause) and feel on the whole healthier and energetic... I will carry on with it as it is definitely making a difference.. the point of this is it helps the liver to clear itself which makes things like hot flushes and feeling sluggish ease up which is definitely the case. My joints too are much better as I was starting to feel a little stiff in the mornings especially".
The downside is that you really need a masticating juicer to do this however, if you can invest in one, you can juice anything and everything which is so beneficial and healthy for you and yours. It takes only a short time to juice up the celery and you would need 2 bunches a day, organic of course and a little time set aside to make it and drink on an empty stomach before anything else passes your lips in the mornings.
To know more, take a look at At Celery Juice by Anthony William
If any of you have been trying this, we would love to hear about your experience!
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