Hey hey you guys, in case you haven’t heard, celery is back in trend and its not because it is a “low cal” food anymore. That is completely minimizing its worth! This oft forgotten veg has a lot of it stem so to speak.
Ok so there are countless quotes out there purporting the blessings of this juice as an add in to a healthy lifestyle. Some follow fact, some just as myth. Does it matter? I’m not so certain. What matters is the countless individuals who swear by this simple superfood, and also enough evidence to help me give you the green light to giving it a go.
So lets get to it.
The top reasons I love to suggest Celery Juice to clients, are these:
- HELPS REGULATE STOMACH ACID … must of us actually have insufficient amounts! this is my number 1 reason
- POWERFUL ANTI INFLAMMATORY.. fighting free radical damage and stress in the body
- IMPROVED DIGESTION aka ABSORPTION… you are healing the gut so you can get the most of your food
- LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE… this is a fact yo, and there are studies to back it up
- PREVENTS AND OR HELPS TREAT ULCERS…clearly the stomach is the target with these nutrients.
- LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
- HELPS REGULATE ALKALINE BALANCE
How To make it and where to find it
If you don’t have a juicer, don’t sweat it. You can always blend up your celery in a blender or vitamin and then strain. Easy peasy. IF however you are looking for a juicer, go for a slow masticating juicer. My favourite is by Hurom.. here….
Where to find it out and about: If you want to skip the steps and don’t have the time, Both The Juice Truck in Vancouver and The Habit Project in Abbotsford have got you covered!
How much should you have?
Start out with about 250ml’s a day. If you feel like nothing is moving or changing, you can play around and increase your amount gradually. I have usually between 400 and 500ml’s a morning or a solid healthy bunch of celery in full.
What you need to know:
In my experience and education, the best way to get the most benefits out of your juicing is not only to prepare the juice fresh as needed and consume it shortly after, but then adding to that, taken also taken on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Then nothing to eat or drink afterwards for 15 minutes. Allowing all of the minerals and vitamins to do their magic… especially within the gut wall after a night of rest basically amplifies its ability to get in there and do its wonders! Any other food or digesting can create some stress in the digestive system and this is like the exact opposite of stress. Its like a chill pill for the bod.
If you are looking for effective ways of changing your digestion, or lower inflammation in your body, its a no brainer. I would highly recommend giving it a try every day for 3 weeks – to one month, and see what comes of it. From there you can decide what is best for your lifestyle.
So why do I do it? After years of obliterating my gut, acid balance, bowel function and more, it seemed worth a shot. Not very optimistic on there being any distinct changes… I’ve done a lot of healing over the years, but to be honest, it helped. Greatly. From ritual, routine to my mornings, and most of all regular or mostly regular bowel habits with the addition of some other love for my gut, it will be something that sticks around my life for now. 4-5 months and counting every damn day!
From espresso to celery, one moment at a time. 😉 peace, love, Kate
The most extensive information around Celery Juice and its healing benefits is by The Medical Medium.
** please note, that all information here is meant to support and empower your healing. All decisions to go forth on any experience with food is with your innate knowing of what your body needs. If you feel like you need more information, reach out to your naturopath, nutritionist or dr to help you make decisions on whats best for you! 🙂 There are some people who this will not be right for including those on blood thinners and who have concern over clotting of blood. Do your research always first and then explore your options.
I have a friend that went on a celery cleanse, and was drinking juiced celery every morning. She did this in the summer, and after going on a week long vacation, she came back with very severe burns (she looked like a red lobster!). I later told another friend about her celery cleanse, and this friend is a registered nutritionist (with a 4 year degree and 4 years experience in the industry). He said in response that he hoped she was not doing this in the summer, as ingesting and even just touching celery can make your skin very sensitive to the sun. I then told him about her vacation and how burnt she got, which made a lot of sense after learning about the effects of celery.
I notice in your blog that you do not mention what to be cautious of and only list the benefits. This is troubling to me, as if people are not aware of the negative effects (such as skin sensitivity) adding this to your daily routine at the wrong time could potentially be very unhealthy.
I’ve added some links I found online, but as I mentioned previously this information I learnt was from a registered nutritionist. Please consider adding some cautions to this blog so people are aware of the negatives as well. Also it would be a good idea to advise people to wash their hands after juicing the celery, as many people react to touching it.
Thanks for taking such time and care in your response. The best thing is having someone that we all can go to and trust for information.
I would love to be able to provide all information possible, however that becomes challenging for the purpose of this blog. When people come to visit in office that is a much different story.
For the most part this is a very healthy habit for someone to partake in given they know they tolerate celery well. All information is given with trust of knowing that not all things are meant for all people. I trust people to do their own due diligence in knowing what is best for their bodies and when all else fails, checking in with their professionals as you did.
SO good on ya.