If you are on TikTok or Instagram you may have noticed a lot of attention being drawn to celery juice recently. Most people associate celery coming with an order of Buffalo wings. It is often used (along with Bleu Cheese dressing) to help cool off the bite from the wings. Celery has also been recommended for settling a sour stomach after eating something spicy.
Celery is often used in the kitchen along with onions to add flavor to many dishes. It is an excellent choice when making soup broths along with garlic, carrots, and onions.
People attempting to lose weight have often chomped on low-calorie vegetables like celery to help them drop pounds. What usually happens is… that celery stalk finds its way into some ranch dressing.
I don’t know about you, but I find eating celery tedious. I have stuck it in peanut butter in the past. It makes for a tasty snack. It sure beats ranch… I never really cared for that dressing.
Did I miss it?
I am a little late to the party. Over 3 years ago, celery juice started trending on Instagram feeds. Celebs and nutrition experts began touting the benefits of juicing celery. But this phenom has actually kept up its momentum, I began to notice posts about celery juice everywhere.
Now I am not new to juicing some celery sticks, but I never drank it without other veggies. I heard it was always good to chew on some celery when you have an upset stomach. As you know, celery is not the easiest veggie to chew. It gets all stringy and stuck in your teeth.
So. I read a little about the benefits and pulled my juicer down from the shelf and gave it a go. I started feeling bad that night and on into the next day. The celery juice sent me into a detox. I was shocked, for I thought I was on a pretty strict plant-based diet. I think it was letting me know I had let up on my eating habits and was not eating enough raw and whole foods.
The bottom line… celery juice is going to work on the bile stuck in your liver. It will help clean you out. You want this… don’t you? Having a healthy working body as you get older is a good thing. Too many people are sick. You don’t have to look too far to figure this out. You shouldn’t have to live in fear about the next new strain. Do what you can to build a strong immune system, and live life.
What is so special about celery juice?
First and foremost, you won’t find yourself drinking celery juice for its flavor. It has a bland and somewhat grassy taste. Now carrot juice is a different story, it is pleasantly sweet. But this post is about celery juice and maybe I will get around to carrot juice another day.
- Celery helps flush out toxins. As I mentioned above, I believe it caused me to go into a mild detox after drinking the juice by itself. I have experienced these kinds of symptoms before when changing to a really healthy diet. It helps the liver in flushing out toxins that have built up in your body. These toxins can come from a variety of substances… free radicals… animal products… heavy metals… pesticides… herbicides… chemicals put into processed foods (you name it).
- Celery has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
- It may help balance blood sugar
- It is loaded with water, so it helps hydrate your body
- It can help you with your skin because when you take care of your insides, it is reflected on your skin.
- Rich in antioxidants
- It contains high levels of vitamin K. This is a fat-soluble vitamin that promotes bone health. One serving provides 33% of your daily requirement.
What to watch out for?
Celery is high in natural sodium. If you are on blood-thinning medications, you may want to skip this one. But if you do have a heart condition, I would seriously recommend that look into a plant-based diet… if you a really serious about your health. I know my heart was in deep trouble a few years ago when I ate way too much meat and dairy.
I completely turned that around by adopting a whole-food plant-based diet and now have normal cholesterol and blood pressure. There are plenty of studies to back this up… and trust me big money (meat and dairy industries) don’t want you to know the truth. It is a crying shame so many people are suffering because of greed… plain and simple.
How to make celery juice
Celery is surprisingly high in nutrients. I always thought of it in the way of iceberg lettuce… low in nutritional value. You always hear about broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and cabbage.
Celery contains, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, and Phosphorus.
It is excellent for your liver. Moving out toxins is very important for your overall health. For this fact alone, is worth the price for admission.
So, it is up to you to take care of business. To keep your body a well-oiled machine. So go forth and live long and prosper.
Many blessings, Brian