6 Astounding Celery Juice Benefits

There is a new trendy superfood in the headlines, but it is not exotic, like goji or acai. It’s plain old celery juice.

Celery Juice Health Benefits

What—celery?! Yep. It’s not just a vessel for peanut butter and hummus. Pure, fresh celery juice is a therapeutic food that’s worth developing a taste for. Here are some of its astounding health benefits.

1. It’s loaded with nutrients.

From vitamins to antioxidants, celery is bursting with phytonutrients that are good for your health. When you juice a bunch of celery, you are creating a dense elixir of nutrition.

In addition to being nutrient rich, drinking celery juice improves the proper utilization of nutrients within the body, meaning fewer nutrients go to waste.

2. It is powerfully anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

The flavonoids in celery have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can support the prevention of chronic disease. Specifically, it is rich in polyacetylenes and luteolin, both of which are known to reduce inflammation and may even stop the activation of certain unwanted or damaging genes.

3. It strengthens digestion and balances pH.

The enzymes in celery juice naturally work to raise the HCL (hydrochloric acid) levels in your stomach, while the salt content of celery juice helps to alkalize the body and promote internal balance.

A glass of fresh celery juice in the morning can support enhanced digestion throughout the entire day. It also helps to reduce bloating, gas, and intestinal inflammation.

4. It can protect against the effects of chemotherapy.

Be aware, celery juice can interact with prescription medications. In the case of chemo, celery juice was shown in a small study to reduce the free radical damage and oxidative stress caused by the chemicals while having an overall positive effect on the drug’s effects.

Talk to your doctor about potential interactions before consuming large amounts of celery juice.

Fresh sliced celery in a white bowl

5. Celery juice may hold the key to autoimmune health.

There is a theory that some autoimmune diseases may actually be caused by Epstein-Barr virus (aka the virus that causes mononucleosis). If that turns out to be the case, celery juice may be incredibly powerful at drawing pathogens out of the body and supporting autoimmune healing.

According to some natural health experts, it has the capacity to actually break down and flush out pathogens like viruses and neurotoxins, although there is no hard evidence to back this theory up yet.

6. It contains healing mineral salts.

Technically an herb, celery is high in bioactive sodium and trace mineral salts.

Not all salt is created equal. The salt present in fresh celery juice is nourishing to the body. It actually helps to stabilize blood pressure, unlike table salt, which increases it. According to Anthony William, aka Medical Medium, these salts may also help to flush out dangerous toxins from the body, which makes taking a glass of straight celery juice every day a beneficial practice, especially for proper brain function.

“The mineral salts specifically in celery are instrumental in the electricity that governs the body—they’re building blocks for neurotransmitter chemicals, they ignite electrical impulse activity, and they support neuron function,” William explains on his website. The electrolytes in celery juice are also deeply hydrating.

How to Drink Celery Juice

Is celery juice the answer to your ailments? Maybe. Maybe not. But it doesn’t hurt to try!

Invest in an affordable juicer or carefully filter the contents of your blender and try drinking 16 ounces of freshly juiced organic celery on an empty stomach each morning and see how you feel.

If straight celery juice doesn’t taste great to you, Williams recommends juicing some apple or cucumber along with your celery until your palate adjusts. Sure, it’s an acquired taste, but it may do wonders for your health.

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Jeanne Rogers9 days ago

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Jeanne Rogers9 days ago

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Leo Custer16 days ago

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Lisa M16 days ago

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Lisa M16 days ago

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Melanie St. Germaine

I love celery!!

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Janis K17 days ago

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Ruth S17 days ago

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