ACTUALLY, THERE ARE 7.
So where did this trend start? It caught on as a result of the spiritually-inclined guru of all things celery juice, the Medical Medium otherwise known as Anthony William, who basically touts celery juice as a cure-all. Although William is not a doctor and the science is still out on many of his more esoteric claims (which can only be backed by anecdotal evidence at this time), there are plenty of verifiable celery juice benefits. And many reasons why you should try it!
As with any healthy habit, you will experience most of the celery juice benefits when your daily practice is combined with an overarching nutritious diet and exercise plan. But anyone can benefit from making celery juice a daily staple - no matter where they are in their wellness journey!
1) IT'S BURSTING WITH ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Sure, we all know that we should eat plenty of green vegetables everyday, but it can be easier said than done. Here’s a workaround-- instead of eating your vegetables, drink them.
The juice of the plant is where the micronutrients are found, and when you drink your vegetables in juice form, it enables you to take in a concentrated dose of nutrition without the burden of having to actually eat a heap of vegetables. This also allows your body to forego the energy burden of digestion and instead immediately soak up and use the nutrition.
Here are just a few of the good things celery juice provides:
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin K
• and more!
2) HELPS KEEP INFLAMMATION AT BAY
Inflammation in and of itself is a perfectly normal response to anything that disrupts the delicate homeostasis of the human body. But when there’s too much inflammation present in the body, triggered by factors like an unhealthy diet and/or an excess of environmental toxins, it can cause problems. It can make you feel chronically fatigued and mentally foggy, wreak havoc on your skin, make healthy weight loss very difficult, and generally increase the risk of disease and dysfunction in the body.
Celery juice to the rescue! It’s a potent source of anti-inflammatory compounds. Celery juice benefits your body by providing apigenin and luteolin which are powerful antioxidant flavonoids, a type of anti-inflammatory plant compound, that helps you keep excess inflammation at bay.
3) SETS THE STAGE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Calorie counting and killing yourself in the gym might not always give you the results you want if the internal conditions of your body are not optimal. When coupled with a nutritious diet, celery juice can help support and boost your weight loss by removing the barriers that are holding you back. One of the greatest barriers to weight loss is inflammation in the body, and as we said, celery juice can help soothe inflammation to make weight loss easier. Celery juice also promotes alkalinity in the body, and an alkaline internal pH sets the stage for an easier time losing weight.
4) MAKES YOU HEALTHIER, RIGHT DOWN TO YOUR GUT
The health of the entire body is strongly tied to health of the gut, and celery juice has been especially praised for its amazing capacity to promote optimal gut health.
The enzymes naturally found in celery juice increase hydrochloric acid, one of the main components of stomach acid. An increase in hydrochloric acid can help improve digestion, relieve bloating and digestive discomfort, and reduce inflammation. The naturally occurring salts in celery juice increase the liver's ability to produce bile, further aiding digestion.
5) HELPS YOUR ENERGY GO UP, AND BRAIN FOG GO DOWN
Who couldn’t use a little more energy and focus each day? The improvement in digestion that celery juice provides can also help increase your day-to-day energy levels. That’s because when your digestive system is running smoothly, your body does not use up as much energy digesting food.
Another celery juice benefit? It also helps alkalize the body. When it’s in an alkaline state, your body works more efficiently because it is using less energy to neutralize acidity in the body. It’s like a reservoir of energy that you can put towards tackling your day. Plus, celery juice contains a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant called apigenin which provides neuroprotective benefits for an added brain boost.
6) KEEPS YOUR SKIN HEALTHY. BY WATERING IT.
Your skin is your largest organ and a build up of toxicity in the body can often manifest as skin problems. Celery juice is both highly cleansing and hydrating, which can work wonders for your skin’s appearance.
It can’t be overstated just how important proper hydration is. We are mostly made of water, and even a slight decrease can negatively impact the body's ability to function properly. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, skin issues, muscle weakness, joint pain and more.
Celery juice rapidly hydrates your body with a wealth of electrolytes. Another benefit that comes hand in hand with the rich electrolyte content in celery is that it can help provide faster relief from hangovers!
7) RAMPS UP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Nowadays, we all could use the reassurance that our natural defenses are at their peak. Celery juice benefits your immune system due to its natural antimicrobial properties. That, together with its antibacterial and antiviral abilities, makes for a powerful boost to your immune system. And what better time for your immunity to be as strong as it can be.
TIME TO STOP READING. AND START DRINKING.
Ready to try celery juice? The key to maximizing celery juice benefits is a daily practice of drinking it on an empty stomach. Each morning, have a celery juice 15-30 minutes before you consume any other food or beverages. A celery juice practice is also a great way to maintain and continue your results following a juice cleanse. So, now you have 7 great reasons for trying celery juice. And 0 reasons not to.