What Celery Juice Can and Can’t Do for Your Health
Is drinking celery juice a miracle drink or a bunch of hype?
Drinking a glass of celery juice on an empty stomach in the morning comes with a list of benefits according to hundreds of influencers out there. Some of these benefits include better digestion, clearer skin, increased energy and reduced inflammation.
Celery is a good source of vitamin K and it boasts smaller amounts of important nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, and Folate - so juicing large amounts may act like a multivitamin drink.
Not only is celery high in vitamins and minerals, but it is anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and gut-friendly.
Research shows that celery can help reduce blood pressure and inflammation. You can reap these benefits from celery whether you eat it whole or juice it.
- Control Blood Pressure: When juiced, the natural nitrate found in celery has been shown to help reduce blood pressure.
- Act as an Anti-Inflammatory: True. Celery provides antioxidants, which can have anti-inflammatory action.
- Promote Clear Skin: Hydration influences skin health, and celery is 95 percent water (not juiced). While it may keep the body hydrated, there are no principles of celery juice that make it particularly hydrating to the skin.
- Prevent Cancer: There is no scientific evidence to suggest one food item can prevent cancer in all individuals.
For good health, most dietitians recommend eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables - not just celery and definitely not just juiced. It may sound boring, but the road to better health is often rooted more in these common sense principles and less in social media trends.
I will also add while I still love a celery juice in the morning it just has to be accompanied with a sustainable bamboo straw. Make it the last straw you use!