Melissa DelMastro 

Find out why celery juice is one of the newest Instagram sensations!

It seems like everyone is touting celery juice as the latest wellness trend. Is it just hype, or does it really have great health benefits? According to the Medical Medium, “Celery is truly the savior when it comes to chronic illness.” Celery contains phytochemicals and antioxidants associated with reducing inflammation, autoimmune symptoms and disease risk. Compounds called flavonoids are behind many of celery’s health perks. Celery juice contains Vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and other nutrients. How can celery juice improve your health? Let’s look:

Heals the Gut
Celery contains special nutrients in its fibers which are realized when the vegetable is juiced. These nutrients promote optimal functioning of the digestive tract by acting as a natural laxative and relaxing the nerves that have been damaged by unhealthy lifestyle and food choices.

Celery juice is soothing and cooling to the digestive tract, which aids any inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. This is perfect for anyone with IBS, Crohn’s, colon cancer, etc.

The exceptionally high percentage of natural sodium in celery can really help you absorb and utilize the rest of the food you consume throughout the day. The enzymes in celery work to raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests easily and doesn’t ferment.

Purifies the Bloodstream
Celery contains coumarins which promotes the activity of white blood cells and assists the vascular system. This helps blood flow, reduces blood pressure and purifies the bloodstream. Those taking certain medications—such as warfarin or other blood thinners—should speak to their doctor before drinking it.

Highly Detoxifying
This magical juice is extremely hydrating and alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body.

Two special compounds in celery, polyacetylene and luteolin, make celery an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Luteolin is a strong antioxidant helping to fight free radical damage and reduce oxidative DNA damage related to inflammation.

In conclusion, we should be drinking a glass of fresh-pressed celery juice (room-temp, ideally) on an empty stomach every morning. You can juice the night before if you use a masticating juicer, such as our CP150 . Store juice in a sealed glass jar. I make enough celery juice for 3 days. A centrifugal juicer requires juice to be used right away. Celery alone can taste bitter so try adding additional fruits and vegetables. We have provided recipes that you can try here: juice ,and celery juice fritters.

TIP: Celery is on the dirty dozen list, which means it is highly sprayed with chemicals and pesticides, so I recommend you purchase organic if you can.