When you imagine green superfoods, celery may not be the first veggie to come to mind. While kale has ruled as the king of greens over the past few years, straight celery juice has actually been ‘having a moment’ here in LA over the past couple of years. Believe it or not, from gut health to deep detox, drinking the juice of this unassuming veg every morning on an empty stomach can lead to some serious health perks.
We’re celebrating the launch of Pressed Juicery’s new celery juice – enhanced with a bit of alkalizing lemon – with a week long Celery Juice Challenge. The Challenge is simple: drink celery juice first thing in the morning every day for one week and see how you feel. Check in with yourself after five days and see if you’ve noticed any of the benefits of this ultra-simple, but effective detox and digestion support during your morning routine.
The health benefits of celery juice first dropped onto our radar thanks to the enigmatic intuitive healer, the Medical Medium. Other influential wellness pros, including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Steven Gundry and holistic health coach Elissa Goodman, have supported celery juice as an effective health drink too: celery juice has a healing effect on the nervous system, helps clean our blood of health-inhibiting toxins, aids digestion and calms inflammation. Maybe the most crucial benefit is for our gut: celery can help the gut rebuild it’s own stores of hydrochloric acid which strengthens digestion and overall gut health.
Here are a few other reasons to drink celery juice daily…
6 Benefits of Celery Juice
Better digestion: Celery juice can help you rebuild HCL in your gut, which is crucial for fully digesting your food and absorbing important nutrients. Research also suggests that celery improves liver health, which can increase your body’s own detox capacities long term.
LIVER DETOXIFICATION: Celery’s detoxifying properties work to remove bad bacteria, fungi, mold, viruses and other toxins from the liver; the phytonutrients found in the green stalks also can have a protective effect.
NERVOUS SYSTEM SUPPORT: Celery is a powerhouse for supporting the nervous system. It has a calming effect on the nervous system because of its detoxify properties. It also provides support through its ability to act as a blood purifier.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: Celery contains luteolin, a potent flavonoid, that can act as an antioxidant and calm inflammation.
THYROID CLEANSING: According to Medical Medium, Anthony William, the mineral salts in celery may help to fight and cleanse the body of the Epstein-Barr virus, particularly in the thyroid. Celery can also help to boost production of important thyroid hormones in those with hypothyroidism.
HEART HEALTHY: Studies have shown that celery extract consumption can help to prevent stroke, lower blood pressure, and reduce plaque in arteries.
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