Celery juice is undeniably one of the biggest trends at the moment when it comes to the health world. People claim that pure celery juice (not as attractive, I know) is like liquid magic and offers all kinds of health benefits. So what exactly does celery juice do for our bodies? And should we actually give ourselves the pain (and costs) of drinking celery juice? This is what we found:
Celery juice contains vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and a lot of other nutrients. Juicing celery, however, removes much of the fiber, which is an essential part of your diet. When fruits and vegetables are pressed, the nutrients in the pulp, husk and other components are often lost. Juices are therefore not always the best way to consume fruit and vegetables.
However, drinking celery juice still has benefits. Celery contains many antioxidants, so it removes free radicals from your body. Foods with many antioxidants also lower the risk of cancer. Celery root has also been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease, liver disease and gout. Celery can also help in lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Celery seeds appear to help with various skin conditions, including psoriasis.
Although celery is linked to many health benefits, not many studies have been done to prove the long-term benefits for chronic diseases.
Celery is undeniably a healthy food and should be included in everyone's diet. Whether you choose to squeeze celery every morning (or buy it, which can be expensive) is entirely up to you. What may work for one person may not be for another. Either way, it is essential to consult your doctor before using celery to treat serious health problems. But if you are interested in jumping on the celery from the celery juice, give it a try – you'll find it works wonders.