Fresh pressed celery has become the latest single ingredient juice craze that has hit the stomachs of health enthusiasts everywhere. Juicing and drinking this easy to acquire plant first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is the best way to activate its beneficial properties. There is a mile-long list of benefits attributed to celery, with healing properties for almost every symptom of degenerative disease related to diet. If there is one plant that I stand behind in its affordability, accessibility, and contribution to wellness, it is Celery.
Celery is a natural diuretic and holds powerful antioxidant abilities that remove free radicals from the body. It provides a source of vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, manganese, calcium, riboflavin, magnesium, and vitamin B6. It has a high percentage of water and electrolytes that can help prevent dehydration while being a great source of fiber.
In addition to its anti-oxidative properties, celery can prevent cardiovascular diseases, jaundice, liver disease, urinary tract obstruction, gout, and rheumatic disorders. Celery can even reduce blood sugar levels, blood lipids, and blood pressure. Experimental studies show that celery has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Celery seeds have even been used in the treatment of skin conditions including psoriasis, and respiratory diseases including asthma and bronchitis.
Celery grown locally and organically, sold at a farmer’s market tends to contain more phytonutrients than what is found grown and sold commercially in a chain grocer. Characteristically, the organic variety’s stalk and juice will have a deep green color with a deep almost bitter flavor. This is because of the variety of seeds from which the celery is grown maybe heirloom and not genetically modified for better yields.
Celery Juice Recipe & Method:
- 1 Small bunch of celery stalks
- Wash under clean water to remove any debris
- Chop stalks into 1 inch pieces
- Add alkaline water.
- Place in juicer or blender. Enjoy!