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The Many Benefits Of Drinking Celery Juice

Over the last couple of years, celery juice has become the latest wellness drink to mark the start of everyone’s healthy-girl era. From Pinterest mood boards to side table aesthetics and countless influencers lauding its benefits, it seems like everyone has something amazing to say about this refreshing, nutrient-packed beverage. And with all the praise and touting, it makes you wonder: is it really worth the hype?


Well, it just might be.

Celery is a veggie that might have gone more years being slept on had it not been for its recent spike in popularity. Now that health and fitness gurus have found that it’s best consumed in juice form, its source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant compounds has gotten the spotlight.

Although it does have lower fiber content compared to raw celery, and there hasn’t been conclusive research that backs the popularized health effects of celery juice, there are still undeniable benefits of incorporating celery into your diet, and here are a few:

Celery juice is rich in antioxidants: 

One of the main benefits of celery juice is that it is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants in celery juice can help prevent oxidative stress, which can cause chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease, and promote overall health.

Celery juice supports digestion: 

Celery juice can help improve digestion by increasing the production of digestive juices and enzymes, which can improve nutrient absorption and prevent digestive issues like bloating and constipation.

Celery juice can lower inflammation: 

Another benefit of celery juice is its ability to reduce inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is linked to many health problems, including arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties of celery juice can help reduce the risk of these conditions and promote overall health.

It supports heart health: 

Research has shown that the intake of celery extract can aid in stroke prevention, blood pressure reduction, and artery plaque reduction. Because celery juice is rich in potassium, it can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and keep your blood flowing.

Celery juice can boost your immunity: 

If you’re not already sold on the powerhouse nature of celery juice, I can’t forget to mention that it’s packed with vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, and folate. These nutrients can help improve bone health, boost immunity, and support heart health. Additionally, celery juice is low in calories and high in water content, making it an excellent choice for those looking to lose weight or stay hydrated.

So if you’re looking for ways to incorporate celery juice into your diet, one of the simplest ways to do it is to drink it on its own in the morning before breakfast. This can help jumpstart your digestion and provide a boost of energy for the day ahead. You can also add celery juice to smoothies or use it as a base for soups and stews, or enjoy celery sticks throughout the day for a healthy and refreshing snack.

When making celery juice, it is important to use fresh, organic celery to ensure maximum nutrients and flavor. Wash the celery thoroughly and remove any dirt or debris. Then, chop the celery into small pieces and blend it in a juicer or blender until smooth. You can strain the juice to remove any pulp or enjoy it as is for added fiber.

So whether you drink it, snack on it, or blend it up with your morning smoothie, the benefits of adding celery to your diet are endless. We all want to feel and be our healthiest selves, and if a cup of celery juice a day can help us get there, then I say it’s worth a try.

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