I first discovered the benefits of Celery Juice from Courtney King who spoke about a book called Medical Medium written by Anthony William in part of her Gut Healing series. Within this book William mentions the healing powers of drinking raw celery juice on an empty stomach (to raise your hydrochloric acid levels most efficiently) as soon as you wake up. Williams says celery juice, “is one of the most powerful and healing juices we can drink. Just 16 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.”
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes, in addition to vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and Calcium. Celery also provides dietary fibre, fluids and possesses many impressive health benefits when consumed raw.
Research suggests that celery juice can:
1) Reduce high levels of cholesterol
2) Reduce your risk of cancer
Celery is rich in antioxidants which fight against free radicals that cause damage within the body.
Note: Protective effects were seen here when Celery was applied with doxorubicin (A chemotherapy drug)
3) Lower inflammation
Celery is full of substances called polyacetylenes and luteolin which are both proven to reduce inflammation.
4) Detoxifies the body
The combination of sodium and potassium makes celery incredibly good for flushing toxins out of the body while also enhancing weight loss. The nutrients in celery juice also help to relax the nerves that have been damaged and promote optimal functioning of the digestive tract by acting as a natural diuretic, eliminating toxins.
5) Help you to absorb nutrients from food
The exceptionally high percentage of natural sodium in celery can really help you absorb and utilize the rest of the food you consume throughout the day. The enzymes in celery work to raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests easily and doesn’t ferment.
How to make celery juice:
- 1 bunch of celery
- A glass of water
- Wash the celery and blend it with water (I use a nutribullet).
- Strain the liquid using a nut bag or If you don’t have one like me use a sieve.