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Celery Juice: The Perfect Healthful Beverage or Pure Hype?Published:
When it comes to health trends, juicing’s old news. People have turned to fresh-pressed juice for decades to reap the health benefits of fresh produce without the hassle of diving into a major salad or fruit bowl. No need to chew here. You simply sip and get the nutrients your body needs.
Green juice, in particular, has been pretty hyped in the health industry. And there’s one that’s getting a lot of buzz lately. It’s bright green and has a pretty distinctive taste. Can you guess it? It’s celery juice.
Yep, the humble vehicle for ants on a log is getting its moment in the spotlight all on its own. Here’s why people are so captivated by celery juice right now.
The health benefits of celery
Celery might be a fairly bland snack on its own, but what it lacks in flavor it makes up for in health perks. Celery is:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Full of key vitamins like A, C, and K
- Full of important minerals like folate, iron, magnesium, and potassium
- Good for digestion
- Alkalizing (meaning it neutralizes acidic foods)
The pros and cons of juicing celery
Since celery’s pretty awesome for you, it seems like a no-brainer to start your day with a big glass of the vibrant juice. And, yes, there are some definite benefits to juicing celery. For starters, it’s a whole lot easier to consume a bunch of celery in juice form than it is to have to chow down on it. And when you juice, you’re more likely to consume the leaves. They have more vitamin C, calcium, and potassium than the stalks.
But know that juicing your celery means you’re losing all of the fiber from it. And fiber is critical for healthy digestion and helping your body absorb nutrients. So if you go the juice route, make sure you’re getting sufficient fiber from other sources.
Want to try it for yourself? Grab your juicer and a bunch of celery. Juice it. Really, that’s it. Simple, huh?
Now, because of the taste, getting it down every morning may not be as easy. Plenty of people swear you adjust, though. We’re not totally convinced yet, but we wish you luck.