Celery juice is everywhere, unless you have been living under a rock for a very long time, we are pretty sure that you have heard of this incredible miracle juice. Most people even swear by it as it’s believed to have powerful health benefits and healing capabilities.
Easy to make celery juice recipe
The celery juice recipe is so easy. Just rinse the celery and juice using your juicer. If you don’t have a juicer you can also chop the celery and blend it using a powerful blender until smooth and strain. You can add a little bit of water when blending to make this process smooth. So even though you don’t have a juicer you can still make this healthy green juice. But it’s slightly messier, and takes more time than doing it in the juicer. We definitely prefer the juicer method!
Health benefits of juicing
We are pretty sure you already familiar with all of this but it is always good to have a reminder why juicing is so good for us. Juicing is a method where the liquid of either fruits or vegetables is separated from the pulp or fibre. When you juice celery all you are left with is this concentrated liquid that is very rich in vitamins and minerals and other important phytonutrients. Juicing extracts the majority of nutrition and without the insoluble fibre our bodies can absorb all of these important nutrients quicker.
So why is celery juice one of the most powerful healing juices available?
Celery is a fantastic plant. But most plants are. Saying that celery is rich in many important nutrients and antioxidants despite its large water content. It contains large amounts of vitamin C and K. It is also rich in folate and potassium and contains flavonoids which are crucial for the anti-cancer diet. These are important phytonutrients with antioxidant properties that have been seen to reduce inflammation and help prevent and even fight cancer.
Why drink celery juice daily?
Celery juice is a clean juice that is known for helping us to detox and maintain a healthy weight. It’s a healthy drink that has also anti-anxiety and anti-stress properties. Daily consumption can help lower the stress hormones in the blood and ease feelings of stress and depression. Celery also helps to balance our alkaline levels which is very important for the anti-cancer diet and longevity. The alkaline diet is simple, it limits dietary acid intake by eating fresh fruit, vegetables and plant-based protein avoiding animal produce such as cheese, milk, meat, chicken, fish and seafood. Nevertheless, nutrient levels in the foods we eat today are much lower than they once were, due to over-farmed soil and complicated routes to market. Moreover, we also live in increasingly polluted environments and experience higher levels of stress. On top of this, for years we have been eating a high-sodium diet, and processed foods like sausages, ready meals etcetera. This diet is very low in not only vitamins and essential minerals but also in cancer-fighting antioxidants and fibre. Moreover, today most of our foods that we buy in the supermarkets, that isn’t wholefoods, are made with refined fats, simple sugars, sodium and chloride which are very unhealthy for us despite acidic versus alkaline debate. That’s why we always say to cook from scratch where possible in order to understand what we actually are putting in our bodies.
Interestingly, the human blood is naturally alkaline. It’s approximately around 7.3-7.4 on the scale and our body tends to keep our blood pH around this level no matter what food we consume. So, what happens when you eat too acidic or alkaline? The blood’s pH does not really change but our urine can and does change pH, depending on the need for balancing our body’s internal environment. So basically, if we eat any extra acid or alkali, this excess will be removed from our bodies via urine.
Saying that looking at the modern lifestyle today eating more plant-based foods like fruit and vegetables is healthier for our bodies in terms of nutrients, minerals, fibre and crucial antioxidants. Research has shown that foods rich in potassium together with a reduced acid load has resulted in preservation of muscle mass in older men and women. Also, there is some evidence that chronic low back pain improves if you consume more alkaline minerals. Interestingly, the effectiveness of some chemotherapeutic drugs can be influenced by pH. For example, drugs such as epirubicin and adriamycin require an alkaline environment to be more effective (on a cellular level).
So, going back to the question – why we should we drink celery juice daily? The answer is quite simple. We should drink it because celery juice contains important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – all important for us to stay healthy both physically and mentally.
Health benefits of celery
- Maintains a healthy weight
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Boosts digestion due to high water content
- Reduces bloating
- Helps our bodies to detox
- Anti-inflammatory – can fight bacterial infections
- Helps ease high blood pressure
- Lowers the stress hormones in the blood
- Helps to balance alkaline levels
Have you made this celery juice recipe?
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- 2 head of celery
Juice the celery using the juicer.
If you are blending, add a little bit of water (1 cup). Use a nut-milk bag or cheesecloth to strain the juice. Use your hands to squeeze all of the liquid from the bag.