Benefits of Celery Juice
I use celery in a lot of my juices, because there are so many great benefits of celery juice. Hippocrates (the father of medicine) referred to celery as a “nerve-calmer”, and was a firm believer in the power of celery. He was also firmly convinced of the benefits of healthy eating.
I was surprised when I first heard about how good celery is. I thought it was just another vegetable, good for you, but not that good for you. I was pleasantly surprised then to discover that there really are some amazing benefits of celery juice.
I use celery in a lot of my juices, and I encourage you to do the same. It has high-water content, so it makes a lot of juice too. Anyway, let’s get into these great benefits of celery juice that you’ve been waiting for…
Health Benefits of Celery Juice
- It is high in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.
- It is packed with sodium, though this is offset by its high levels of potassium. Because of this, celery juice makes a great electrolyte replacement drink that beats anything unnatural. Celery juice really is juicing for health!
- It is an excellent source of fiber and folic acid.
- It improves detoxification.
- It reduces high blood pressure.
- It gives the effect of calmness, so it’s great before a nerve-racking experience, such as a speech.
- It’s great for the kidney, as it acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
- It aids successful elimination of the body’s waste through the urine.
- For all you people who are trying to lose weight – don’t stress! One of my favorite benefits of celery juice is the lack of calories. It’s surprising, but celery contains almost zero calories. You can eat stacks of it and never put on any weight at all. Celery’s low amount of calories makes it perfect for weight loss juicing.
- And if this wasn’t enough, celery is also thought to prevent cancer. It contains phytochemical compounds known as coumarins. These coumarins are effective as cancer prevention agents and are known to enhance the activity of certain white blood cells.
- Coumarins also lower blood pressure, tone the vascular system and can sometimes relieve migraines.
- Celery also acts as an appetite suppresser.
Things You Should Know
- You can practically use every part of the celery, if not in your juices, then certainly in your cooking. This includes the seeds, leaves and edible root.
- In Japan, people with arthritic and muscular aches (rheumatic patients) are sometimes put on a celery-only diet.
- Where possible, pick green celery as its high in chlorophyll. Also ensure that it’s firm and not soft.
- You should store it in the fridge, and also wrap it in plastic or a damp cloth.
- If you leave celery at room temperature it will wilt. Once it’s been back in the fridge for a little while however, it will regain its crispiness.
- Some people with already low blood pressure claim it makes their blood pressure even lower.
- If weight loss is your goal, try drinking celery juice before you eat because as I said earlier, it suppresses the appetite.
Other Uses for Celery
- Grated or raw celery can be used on swollen glands.
- Raw celery is generally effective at reducing high blood pressure, making it great when juicing for high blood pressure.
- Celery is sometimes used in aromatherapy and other traditional healing like Ayurveda.
How to Make Celery Juice
Enjoying the benefits of celery juice is definitely a worthy goal!
Ensure your celery is crisp, and chop off any bits which have wilted. Wash the celery thoroughly and then you’re ready to go! Celery will go through your juicer really fast since it’s so soft.
To offset the sodium, trying throwing in an apple or two when you make celery juice. It’ll sweeten it up just a tad and you’ll also get a load of the benefits of apple juice.
If you experience any reactions after celery juice, stop it immediately. For example, some people have a skin problem, which means they have a sensitivity to psora.
Other than that, enjoy your juice and enjoy the rich benefits of celery juice!