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(note I am not advising you to drink celery juice in this post just sharing my personal experience and some beauty benefits.)
I thought it was time to share my experience with celery juice, after completing one year of juicing. First let me go ahead and say, even though I do not drink it everyday, I do enjoy drinking celery juice. There are contradicting opinions on the “celery juice movement”. Many doctors/scientists do not believe there have been thorough studies conducted on patients drinking celery juice. Concluding there is no “evidence” of the benefits. Due to the lack of standard evaluation the traditional medical establishment cannot confirm it’s healing abilities. But as my mama always said, proof is in the pudding. And in this case “the pudding” is the hundreds of thousands of people who claim celery juice has healed them of various ailments. Skin issues like eczema, migraines, digestive issues, etc. However it’s important to note, these claims of celery juice are Not paired with diets full of processed foods. So whether it has medicinal benefits or not, I believe to achieve the best celery juice has to offer, is up to you.
I personally do not drink one every morning but there are many who do. Before I talk about what changes I see in myself when juicing celery, let’s look at the nutrition facts of celery.
Raw celery provides a source of potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, folate, manganese, riboflavin, magnesium, and vitamin B6. It has a high percentage of water and electrolytes that can help prevent dehydration. There is also a large amount of fiber but of course this is eliminated during the juicing process. (I like to save the “scraps or pulp” and place it into a soup whenever possible.)
Fiber is important and I do not use nor recommend celery juice (or any green juice) as a meal replacement.
There are many properties in celery that could help heal a variety of ailments in the body. The one that sticks out to me the most, is hydration....water and electrolytes! Drinking “enough water” usually isn't enough to adequately hydrate our bodies. By adding in a celery juice or even just a green juice in the morning is a great way to start the day.
I have tried juicing cucumber juice, celery juice, and even a combo of celery, cucumber and apple. But I personally enjoy the taste of celery juice on it’s own. This is what Anthony WIlliam recommends, the man behind the movement (started over 40 years ago). I notice that when drinking it regularly (paired with my whole foods lifestyle) my skin looks so healthy, my complexion has more bounce and an appearance of luminosity. The whites of my eyes are whiter and brighter. I feel very hydrated and find myself making more wholesome food choices throughout the day.
The last thing I want to leave you with (from my perspective) is the question... how can we discredit the people who claim to have found healing in this practice of celery juice?
Good, wholesome foods will heal the body, mind and spirit and vegetable juicing is a great path to better health. Whether you are someone who is considering juicing some greens each morning or not, I do encourage trying it out. *Remember celery juice or any green juice isn't a breakfast replacement, make sure to enjoy an adequate nutrient dense breakfast after you finish your juice!
Click here to read about the type of juicer I use and recommend to my clients