Celery juice has a moment. The juice trend, which never ceases, has evolved from kale smoothies and acai hunters to its latest fad.
Enthusiasts of the green elixir claim that it can help you with weight loss, mental health, infertility, reducing inflammation, improving bowel health and relieving eczema. There are now more than 35,000 Instagram posts about the earnings of #CeleryJuice and various items that the "powerful healing properties" on the lifestyle site of Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, prizes, such as CNN notes.
Proponents recommend pressing a large bunch of celery (about 500 ml of juice) and swallowing the green stuff on an empty stomach every morning to get the day off to a good start. Some call the best-selling author of the New York Times and & # 39; Medical Medium & # 39; Anthony William starting the buzz on celery juice as & # 39; one of the best healing tonics of all time & # 39 ;.
Although everyone agrees that celery is good for you, what should we make of this trendy drink? Is it a real health elixir or a lot of hooey? Health experts advise you to cure celery – all with a pinch of salt.
"Some useful flavonoids have been discovered in celery that have been shown to play a role in reducing brain inflammation or reducing age-related memory decline," CNN told Lisa Drayer, a registered dietitian.
It is also a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K and potassium and it is a super low-calorie snack. Where the craze afoul runs is when you get the juice, some say.
"Every time you concentrate a vegetable or fruit, it will contain more sugars and carbohydrates and calories," Drayer told CNN.
Although celery juice may sound like liquid gold, the status of superfood is better than hype, experts warn.
"Unfortunately, things often sound too good to be true," dietician Natalie von Bertouch told Women & # 39; s Health. “Celery juice is no different. There is currently no scientific evidence suggesting that drinking celery juice will have one of the advertised health benefits. Although celery juice is safe to drink and can be part of a healthy diet, it is not the superfood it is made from. "