Celery Juice: is it just a Fad?
So let’s be honest celery isn’t a veggie people are jumping out of their seats for, but don’t let this simple veggie fool you! It is a powerhouse and more and more people are jumping on the celery juice band wagon and loving the results!
“Anthony Williams AKA Medical Medium states that celery is one of the best ways to alkalize the gut. The powerful varieties of sodium work together to eliminate toxins from every inch of your body, including your gut, helping to heal and regenerate your stomach lining. He states that drinking half a liter of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.”
As always, I recommend consulting your doctor first.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of Juicing Celery
🌱Heals the gut
Promotes optimal functioning of the digestive tract by acting as a natural laxative and relaxing the nerves that have been damaged by unhealthy lifestyle and food choices.
Celery juice is soothing and cooling to the digestive tract, which aids any inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Beneficial for anyone with IBS, Crohn’s, colon cancer, etc.
🌱Strengthens The Bones
Have you ever noticed that celery actually looks like bones? The Doctrine of Signatures conveys that the way a plant appears shows what part of the body it is particularly beneficial for (walnut and brain, tomato and heart, sliced carrot and eyes) Is it coincidental that bones are 23% sodium and celery is also 23% sodium? I don’t think so!
Celery is very high in calcium and silicon which help to regenerate and strengthen damaged bones. Celery is also high in Vitamin K which plays an important role in bone metabolism and protection against osteoporosis.
A lack of natural sodium in your diet causes your body to pull it from your bones, making them weak and brittle over time. Juicing is a great way to get the bone strengthening benefits of raw celery.
🌱Purifies The Blood Stream
Celery contains a particular compound called coumarins which promotes the activity of white blood cells and assists the vascular system. This helps the bloodflow, reduces blood pressure and purifies the bloodstream. Celery is rich in Vitamin A, C, iron, and magnesium. This combination helps to nourish and rebuild red blood cells and aids those suffering from rheumatism, high blood pressure, arthritis, and anemia.
This magical juice is extremely hydrating and alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body. This, in turn, helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, protecting bone density, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and helping to maintain a healthy weight.
The combination of sodium and potassium makes it a natural diuretic. It regulates the fluid in the body and promotes urine production. This makes celery incredibly good for flushing toxins out of the body while also enhancing weight loss. It has the ability to remove calcium deposits from joints and eliminate them safely through the kidneys.
Two special compounds in celery, polyacetylene and luteolin, make celery an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Luteolin is a strong antioxidant helping to fight free radical damage and reduce oxidative DNA damage related to inflammation. Polyacetylene is also considered one of the best defenders against inflammation, working to lower levels of inflammatory tissues in the body.
Therefore, drinking celery juice can reduce symptoms associated with arthritis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, gout and more.
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Tip! Celery is on the dirty dozen list and is sprayed with chemicals, so I recommend buying organic!
Drinking celery juice by itself, compared to mixing it with other ingredients, simplifies digestion and elimination, helping the body to cleanse, detoxify and restore. You can also add other fruits and vegetables if you’d like! We love mixing celery with green apple and lemon!
I’d love to hear from those who have incorporated Celery Juice into their diet! What results have you noticed?
©️ Mindful Mommy