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….
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.