Benefits of celery juice: Health or Hype?
What are benefits of drinking celery juice?
What’s the Deal with Celery Juice? There has been lots of hype lately surrounding celery juice craze. Which left me wondering, is celery juice just a hype or is there something to be said about drinking celery, rather than eating it alongside wings & or smothered in ranch dressing with other veggies? What are benefits of drinking celery juice?
What Are The Experts Saying About Celery Juice?
What’s the hype about celery juice? Celebrities from Pharrell Williams to Selma Blair have been posting on their instagram about their love for drinking celery juice in the morning. Apparently, they’ve been convinced that celery juice contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Every part of celery, including the stalks, seeds, and leaves are edible and rich in nutrients. Celery is loaded with vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin K, fiber, and protein.
Celery juice is made by blending and straining the juice out of whole celery stalks. Although it is true that celery contains bunches of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, vitamin A, and potassium, but, there isn’t much evidence to suggest it has much medicinal value past that. But, just because it hasn’t been exclusively studied, doesn’t mean we can ignore the potential for health benefits.
It’s totally okay to hop on the celery juice bandwagon to see if it indeed makes you feel better as a start to your day.
How Do You Juice & Drink Celery?
Celery juicing is as simple as taking whole stalks of celery and feeding them through your cold press juicer. You can also use a blender and strain the juice through a cheese cloth, but this seems much more complicated than necessary.
I love our Breville Cold Press Juicer because it is so easy to use and easy to clean. This morning I juiced 11 celery stalks, 2 apples, 1 lemon and a small piece of ginger root.
If you’ve already invested in a great juicer,there’s no reason not to try a morning cuppa celery! The Clean Eating Kitchen posts a step by step recipe for how to create your perfect celery juice, if you need a little more direction.
If you want to give it a try, you’re supposed to start your day with a cup of celery juice on an empty stomach. The benefits of celery juice are supposed to take effect immediately, if you are careful to allow your juice to digest before eating breakfast. Most fans of the celery juice fad recommend waiting 30 minutes after drinking before you eat again. We don’t know if there’s enough science to back up the hype about celery juice, but I am totally in favor of trying new things that might make me feel happier and healthier.
Maybe you’re ready to take some baby steps into the world of celery juice or perhaps you’re not quite ready to buy yourself that fancy, juicer. That’s ok too, we like our juice sweetened with a little natural fruit. This one is “clean and green” and seems like the perfect small step to take toward a more healthy morning juice routine. Before I got into juicing I always bought my fresh juice from the grocery store. For you Milwaukee readers, you can buy fresh juice at my favorite spot for cold-pressed juice; Juicery! You can read more about cold-pressed juices in one of my recent blog posts.
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