The celery juice has many health benefits because it is full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Celery juice is good for lowering blood pressure, helps control weight loss, and protects the liver. Starting each morning with a glass of apple and celery juice or carrot and celery juice will give you a healthy start to your day.

There are many ways to make your own delicious celery tonic to improve your health. The easiest way is to put some celery stalks in your juicer to create healthy juice . Because celery is low in carbohydrates and low in fat, you don’t need to worry about the calories in celery juice.

In this article, you will learn about the many reasons why celery juice is so good for your health .

At the end of the article, you will find some delicious recipes for this great green celery juice to maximize its nutritional content.

What is celery juice?

You juice celery by putting a few raw celery stalks or sticks in a juicer to extract its beneficial nutrients. Because celery is about 96% water, you will find that you get a lot of liquid from some celery stalks.

You can add nutritional content to the fresh juice by also squeezing the celery leaves along with the stalks. This will result in a green looking liquid packed with nutrients and great benefits.

Celery juice contains most of the nutrients found in the raw sticks of this fibrous vegetable. Studies on the benefit of celery have shown that celery contains medicinal and therapeutic compounds.

For example, limonene, selene, flavonoids (antioxidants), and vitamins A, C, and K in celery have many nutritional benefits.

Drinking celery juice vs. eat celery

If you want to consume celery to lose weight, improve your cardiovascular health, or other health benefits, should you drink celery juice or eat raw celery stalks?

One of the main differences with drinking juice instead of eating it is that you don’t get the fiber. 6 medium-sized celery stalks will make about a cup of juice. If you were to eat 6 medium-sized stalks of celery, you would get almost 4 grams of fiber, which is 12% of your daily fiber needs.

However, eating this amount is not a viable option for many people, so the juice provides many more nutrients and is also hydrating.

Of course, you can add the fibrous leftover celery juice to your health drink or put it in soups or meals to benefit from the fiber in celery. You can also use a blender instead of a juicer to create a celery smoothie with other ingredients so you can enjoy both worlds.

Nutritional value of celery juice

There is a lot of research on the nutritional value of celery showing just how good this crunchy vegetable is.

According to information provided by the United States Department of Agriculture , celery is low in calories, but nutritionally rich. You could take about 6 medium-sized celery stalks or 4 large celery stalks to extract about a cup of juice.

This means that a cup of pure celery juice contains just over 30 calories and less than ½ gram of fat. Because celery is about 96% water with few calories, it is one of the healthiest beverages you can enjoy.

Also, this juice is a good health tonic that you can enjoy if you are on a low carb or keto diet. A glass of freshly pressed celery juice contains only 7 grams of carbohydrates.

The fact that this amount of juice only has 3 grams of sugar means that it will not raise your blood glucose levels.

What are the other reasons to regularly drink this delicious green juice? The amount of vitamins in celery juice means that this toner will help keep your heart healthy and your immunity strong.

The juice of 4 large celery stalks contains 75 mcg of vitamin K , which is 100% of the recommended daily intake. Scientists say that vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting, healthy bones, and good digestion.

In addition to its high vitamin K content, starting your morning with a cup of celery juice also provides you with 7 mg of vitamin C (12% of the RDI), 1 mg of vitamin A (25% of the RDI), and many from the group of vitamins B.

Celery also contains traces of magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and potassium.

Celery juice is packed with antioxidants

Researchers have identified that celery contains antioxidants such as limonene, selene, and various flavonoids. Of course, the vitamins in celery like vitamins A and C also have antioxidant activity.

Some studies have shown that celery leaf juice contains important antioxidants that can also improve the health of your liver.

Benefits of drinking celery juice

Let’s take a closer look at solid scientific research showing why celery juice is so healthy . This information will help separate fact from fiction when it comes to many of the health claims about the benefits of this green juice.

Celery juice keeps you hydrated

One of the benefits of this green juice is that it is naturally hydrating and provides you with many nutrients.

As already mentioned in this article, celery is around 96% water. So adding a stick or two of celery to a health-enhancing drink will help fill your glass with vitamin K.

Helps lower blood pressure

Celery is a very healthy vegetable to consume and consume if you have to control hypertension.

The journal Pharmacognosy Review reports that this green juice has been effective in treating some types of high blood pressure. In one study, the juice was mixed with honey and consumed 3 times a day.

After a week, the scientists noticed a reduction in blood pressure levels in people with hypertension.

How Much Celery Juice Should You Consume To Lower Blood Pressure ? Doctors from the Cleveland Clinic say that eating 4 sticks of celery a day should help lower blood pressure. The juice of 4 medium sticks will give you more than half a cup of juice and contains 25 calories.

Because celery is also a diuretic, it can help lower blood pressure by helping to remove excess sodium from your body.

There is also some evidence that the high vitamin K content in celery could be another blood pressure lowering factor.

May lower cholesterol levels

Celery juice can benefit your heart health because the compounds in celery help lower cholesterol.

Research found that drinking a celery drink every day for 8 weeks can lower cholesterol . Scientists found that celery has a positive effect on liver health and helps excrete more cholesterol.

Celery juice is good for the liver

Squeezing some celery stalks and celery leaves to drink is a good way to keep your liver in good health.

A study published in the journal Molecules found that celery juices have a protective effect on the liver. Celery root juice and celery leaf juice increased the antioxidant content in the liver.

Also, another study showed that celery juice and parsley leaves helped improve liver health.

Can help treat gastric ulcers

Celery juice can also help improve your gastrointestinal health because it helps improve gastric secretions.

One study found that celery compounds have an antiulcer effect and have a beneficial effect on digestion. The antioxidant compounds in celery help prevent the formation of gastric ulcers.

Another study found that adding celery juice to cabbage juice can be an effective drink for gastric ulcers. Drinking a glass of celery stalks, leaves, and cabbage twice a day helped treat ulcers.

The celery compound apigenin also helps prevent gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. This bacterial infection of the intestinal lining can cause inflammation and pain in the stomach. However, apigenin was found to be effective in killing H. pylori infections and restoring gastrointestinal health.

If you suffer from a burning sensation in your stomach after eating, why not try some of these natural cures for gastric ulcers.

Supports good digestive health and can resolve heartburn

Another one of the many health benefits of drinking celery juice every day is improving your digestion.

As already mentioned, this juice is good for digestive health because it helps prevent ulcers. However, if you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, adding this green juice to your diet may be beneficial.

Celery is a vegetable that is naturally low in acid and sugar and therefore easily digestible. Celery stalks also contain pectic polysaccharides that help reduce inflammation and can help your digestive system.

Celery juice has health benefits for diabetics

If you have diabetes, celery juice is an extremely healthy drink because it is low in carbohydrates, sugar, and easily digestible.

Researchers have found that celery contains compounds that are beneficial for the symptoms of diabetes. A study involving older people with diabetes found that celery leaf extract helped lower blood glucose levels.

Celery leaf extract capsules with 250 mg of powdered celery were used in the study.

Other studies have shown that celery leaves contain compounds that can help control many symptoms of diabetes, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high levels of lipids (a type of fat in the blood).

If you are trying to control your type 2 diabetes through diet, you can safely add a cup of juice using the leaves as well, to increase your nutrition intake and help prevent weight gain.

Anti-cancer properties

Celery stalks and leaves are very healthy and also have compounds that can help prevent chronic diseases like cancer.

One of the compounds in celery that has anticancer properties is apigenin. The results of some laboratory tests have found that this celery compound can help protect against the development and spread of certain types of tumors.

Also, foods like celery, fennel, parsnip, and parsley (which belongs to the same family as celery) have properties that have shown antitumor activity.

Although the research on the potential for using celery extracts to treat cancer is very promising, more research needs to be done on how celery might treat cancer.

However, consuming celery juice frequently as part of a healthy diet will certainly boost your immune system and help protect you against chronic diseases.

Supports health during chemotherapy

You can benefit from consuming celery juice regularly if you are undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Studies on the health benefits of this great green juice have found that celery compounds protect against some of the side effects of chemotherapy. The juice helped reduce free radical damage when taking the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.

In the study, the juice was made from celery leaves and celery root.

Drink celery juice as part of a weight loss plan

If you are trying to lose weight quickly, having a cup of celery juice will help you lose pounds of body fat.

Why is this green celery juice good for weight loss? First, a cup of celery juice contains very few calories , but it will help you feel full. For example, there are about 30 calories in about 8 ounces of celery juice.

You can also increase the effectiveness of the juice for weight loss by not forcing all the fiber. There are about 4 grams of fiber in the amount of celery stalks needed to make one cup of juice.

Fiber is a good nutrient for keeping your digestion working well and increasing feelings of fullness.

How to make celery juice

There are many delicious ways to make health-enhancing celery juice . Here are some ways you can make the juice.

Prepare the juice in a blender. Put a few celery stalks in a blender and beat until smooth. This will give you a thicker juice from celery and its stringy stalks.

You may want to add a little water to improve its consistency. If you wish, you can strain the pulp before drinking it to consume the pure juice.

Juice in a juicer by adding 6-10 medium-sized celery stalks. This will give you 1 to 2 cups of juice. Remember, if you are using this juice to improve your digestion, all the fiber will remain in the juicer.

Healthy Celery Juice Recipe

For this healthy celery drink, you will need the following:

  • 5-6 stalks of celery
  • ½ peeled cucumber
  • 1 large apple
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root

Process all the ingredients through your juicer. To increase your vitamin C content, add the juice of ½ a squeezed lemon and stir well. Or, to add more vitamin A, add the juice of 1 medium carrot. Consume every morning to help you start your day.

Precautions

Although celery juice is an extremely healthy drink with many health benefits, you should be aware that some people are allergic to celery or celery root.

Some signs of a celery allergy are itching, wheezing, and possibly asthma attacks.

When juicing raw celery, you should always choose the organic variety to avoid exposure to toxins, as pesticides are often used to grow celery and these chemicals can remain in the vegetable.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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