Um no, juice is sweet and delicious and NEVER green, I am thinking of a particular brother-in-law who is probably gagging right now (you know who you are). I’ve been around the juicing vibe for a number of years now and so when I heard of straight up celery juice, I wasn’t entirely phased. But just celery? And 16oz? Yowzas.
For any of you that are familiar with Anthony William, the Medical Medium, you will be familiar with celery juice…. he even started the ‘Global Celery Juice Movement’, it’s a ‘thing’ right now. You can find him on Instagram @medicalmedium.
So this slightly bitter, very green juice…. what does it claim to do?
- cleanses toxins from the liver
- increases liver production of good bile
- attacks strep bacteria, eptein-barr and shingles virus’
- reduces chronic acid reflux
- boosts your stomach digestive juices, improving digestion and empowering your body to fight off infections
- cleans out your digestive system of old rotted proteins and undigested debris…yep nasty stuff
- loaded with trace minerals and vitamin C
- reduces inflammation
- increases hydration…. forces 16oz of electrolytes into your system first thing. How many of us drink 16oz of anything upon rising? Except for die hard coffee drinkers. Not kidding here. I know a few.
With all foods that have benefits, chances are the benefit of that particular food, like celery juice, is just a piece of the puzzle to your health. There are the odd cases where someone starts adding something into their diet that changes everything for the good…. but more times than not it’s just a part of the change that you need to make to improve your health. So celery juice won’t necessarily cure what ails you, but it may help!
Yep, haha, at first it can be. Start with fresh, organic celery and cut off any of the bad bits, juice 8oz a day and work your way up to the recommended 16oz. You can also juice ½ an apple with it and slowly cut back the apple amount as you get a taste for it.
When, how and why?
Celery juice is meant to be taken on an empty stomach, first thing, before any food. It is best to wait at least 15minutes before eating. This allows the medicinal effects of the juice to work on your stomach and move into your system without any hindrances to absorption.
Goal is to get to 16oz of pure, fresh juice with no additives.
I find a full bunch of celery, washed, cleaned and trimmed gives 16 oz (sometimes more) , you can keep the leaves on, but feel free to remove them if you find it’s too bitter.
Did you notice any changes?
I do notice a few changes while being on celery juice, my skin looks clearer (to me anyway), and I do notice an improvement in symptoms I have to lichen schlerosis, an autoimmune skin condition I deal with. I am not always consistent taking it as I find it harder to handle in the cold winter months, so I will either warm it a touch or skip it altogether.
I’d say give it a try, take 30 days, make a list of any symptoms you have, and then check back at that list after a full 30 days. Chances are you’ll notice some changes…and if anything it’ll trigger you to make more decisions to step towards better health and add more pieces to that vibrant, healthy puzzle.
In case you’re interested…nutritional information on celery juice for 16oz:
- Calories: 85
- Protein: 4 grams
- Carbs: 19 grams
- Sugar: 10 grams
- Calcium: 16% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Magnesium: 14% of the DV
- Phosphorus: 10% of the DV
- Potassium: 28% of the DV
- Sodium: 18% of the DV
- Vitamin A: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 32% of the DV
- Vitamin K: 148% of the DV
Celery also contains other minerals: biotin, copper, folate, zinc and other B vitamins, and numerous antioxidants.
3 thoughts on “Celery Juice…wait what?”
Hi Lissa, re: “full stock of celery” = 16 oz, did you mean a full bunch of celery, or just one stalk? I used to juice quite a bit and was always amazed at the quantity of veg you needed for a full glass…
Yes!! Sorry, it is a full bunch, I’ve made the correction, thank you! And SO much produce lol.