Celery juice has been a hot topic the last few years. Many people have claimed that it can cure conditions like obesity, thyroid issues, acne and even cancer. But it’s a controversial subject. Does it actually work? How often do you need to drink it? Why drink it? And what are realistic expectations of juicing celery? Let’s take a look.
Celery Juice Nutrition
Let’s first cover the basics: celery is low in calories, high in Vitamin K, and rich in nutrients such as zinc, copper, folate, biotin, other B vitamins. It also contains antioxidants – said to protect your cells against free radicals. Celery is also rich in phytonutrients, which may reduce inflammation.
Benefits of Drinking Celery Juice
The biggest said benefit of juicing celery is to lower inflammation. This is due to the antioxidants within celery – notable two compounds apigenin and luteolin. To keep this as clear as I can, these may help with: allergies, arthritis, cancer, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. To read more on each of these issues, I suggest reading this post. If you want to keep reading a realistic experience with it, read on.
Why I Tried Juicing Celery
About 6 months ago, I had my breast implants removed. Now there is a lot that’s involved in this topic, so let’s not forget why we’re here – but it was after my surgery that I started juicing celery. Another controversial topic, I chose celery juice to help my body detox. Now you may or may not believe in doing cleanses and/or juicing, but my stance is this: I’m not doing a full on cleanse. I like both smoothies (well I don’t love them but I’ll have them) and juices. I mean, can there really be much wrong with getting fresh organic produce into your body? Yes, you’ll get more fiber with smoothies, but I was willing to try celery juice. And here’s what I found:
My skin looked clearer. I just had a glowing look.
My digestion was good, but honestly I don’t have a lot of digestion issues post explant surgery.
I felt good about starting my day off with a green plant.
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a health coach, blogger, and marketing expert who has been interested in health & fitness since the age of 16. After moving to Charlotte in 2000, she worked with a regional bridal publication before creating her own local print magazine, Little Ones, which she successfully ran for 8 years. She is a lifelong learner who keeps a pulse on the latest health and lifestyle trends and has over 13 years-worth of experience teaching group exercise classes.
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