The “Why” Behind The Recent Celery Juice Trend

Celery… it has been a good stand by for years. It has been the vehicle for peanut butter to get kids to eat vegetables. It has been the filler for the party veggie tray. It has even been part of the soup stock choppings… But recently, it has found its way into the spotlight as its own juice! Let’s explore the why behind the recent stardom.

Rich In Vitamins

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Celery is abundant in vitamins A, K, and C. Vitamin A is important for supporting normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that makes proteins for healthy bones, and helps in wound healing. Vitamin C is a rock-star antioxidant that protects the body against free-radicals. It is responsible for growth, development and repair of all body tissues.

Powerful Minerals

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Not only is celery full of vitamins, but it is also packed with the important health boosting minerals, potassium and folate. Potassium supports muscle and nerve function by regulating fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals, which can help the body during exercise and movement. Folate is one of the B-vitamins and is essential in the production of red and white blood cells in the bone marrow. It is also important is converting carbohydrates into energy, and producing DNA and RNA.

Digestion Support

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Celery juice may improve the function of the digestive tract. It supports gut health by restoring hydrochloric acid. This can help the body digest things faster and more efficiently. Hydrochloric acid helps the body to break down, digest, and absorb nutrients such as protein. Stomach elements are composed of hydrochloric acid, numerous enzymes, and a mucus coating that gives protection to the lining of the stomach. Hydrochloric acid also eliminates bacteria and viruses in the stomach, protecting your body from infection.

Celery is also low on the glycemic index which means it has a slow and steady effect on your blood sugar. Low glycemic foods are known for supporting weight loss, and may help lower your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Easy Celery Juice In A Snap!

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Make an easy glass of celery juice in the blender:

  1. Separate and wash the celery stalks
  2. Cut off the leaves (which can be bitter)
  3. Chop the celery into approximately 2-3 inch bits
  4. Put it into blender and blend on high until smooth
  5. Pour through mesh strainer to get the juice without pulp
  6. Enjoy your awesome celery juice!

Make celery juice with a juicer:

  1. Separate and wash the celery stalks
  2. Cut off the leaves (which can be bitter)
  3. Feed stalks into juicer
  4. Drink up your fabulous celery juice!

Try adding some spinach, kale, green apples, or avocado to your celery juice to add a variety of nutrients and flavors.

Enjoy some power packed celery today! Whether as a juice or in whole veggie form, your body will thank you for all the benefits that it gets from nutritious celery!

Published by HealthGuruGal

I'm inspired to share my health journey, knowledge, and discoveries with those that feel drawn toward a healthy life and strive to make positive steps toward optimal wellness, mindfulness, and being a whole person. Interesting things about me: Olympic gold medalist 1996, mom of 3 sons, performed with Cirque du Soliel's "O", taught yoga for many years, and love art and creativity, and I beleive everyone has AMAZING inside of them!

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