Love it or hate it, celery juice is one of the healthiest things you can drink.
And if you hate it … don’t stop reading. I’ll share ways to cover the flavor so that you can get it down.
Celery is high in antioxidants, vitamins, magnesium and potassium.
Some people think celery juice is a miracle drink. There have been reports of people recovering from longtime illnesses, depression, cancer or mystery ailments after consuming 16oz of celery juice daily, on an empty stomach, for a period of time. It’s hard to find any science to back this up though.
Here are some of the health benefits of celery juice that we do know:
- Reduces inflammation
- Lowers blood pressure
- Great for the eyes, skin, nails and hair
- Improves metabolism
- A natural diuretic
- An immunity booster
So if you like the flavor of celery, just juice an average bunch for approximately 16oz of juice (up to you if you leave the pulp). If you have a sensitive stomach, start slowly with 2-3 ounces and increase your intake over time.
If you don’t like the taste of celery you can mask it by adding one or more of the following … an apple, ginger, parsley and/or a lemon.
Celery juice may not play nice with some medications. So before starting anything new, speak with your pharmacist or doctor.
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Maljaei M., Et. al. Effect of Celery Extract on Thyroid Function; Is Herbal Therapy Safe in Obesity? Int J Prev Med. 2019.