Since the end of last year we have been hearing about the benefits of celery juice. The hashtag #celeryjuice has no less than 129,000 posts on instagram and it's still a growing trend with celebrities advocating for how it has helped them with a range of illnesses.
Why not try it out and see how it works for you. Read on to get to know more:
How Much Do I Need to Drink
Drink two glasses of organic celery juice on an empty stomach every morning. If you have a slow juicer that's great as all the healthy enzymes are retained in the juice.
(2 glasses = 16oz, 2 cups or 500ml, roughly equivalent to one bunch of celery stalks)
How Long Does It Take to Feel the Benefits
Some people claim to feel a difference after the first glass but most people will have to drink celery juice for a week before they feel the benefits. The time will vary based on individual health conditions.
Celery has powerful anti-inflammatory properties due to its high content of phytosterol and unidentified polar substances. Juicing celery will help ease acid reflux, bloating, IBS, constipation, acne, eczema, and other inflammation issues.
High in Vitamin K and C
Celery is high in vitamin K which is great for bone and heart health. Vitamin C on the other hand is a critical vitamin for the immune system.
Celery contains bioactive flavonoids that help to fight and prevent cancer cells.
Celery juicing is also good for thyroid health, liver detoxification, nervous system support and high blood pressure.
Although celery has so many benefits for a variety of health issues, why wait until you are sick to boost your body with all the goodness of celery?
You can buy organic celery from online organic stores who will deliver to your house. As celery is bulky and may take up lots of space in the fridge, store them by placing the roots in a shallow container filled with water. This will keep them fresh for juicing for a few days.
Always remember to do your own research and listen to your body when trying new things out. Do seek medical advice when necessary too.