It wouldn’t be officially a new year without out a new diet, a new miracle superfood, or new panacea (cure-all) fade and trend.
You should know by now to take it all with a grain of salt and a smile on your face!
The new kid around town is Celery juice! I doubt it would be anyone favorite anytime soon but It has its merits.
It’s all over Instagram feeds, inspired plenty of blog posts to keep you busy reading for the next month, and before and after picture galore backed up by raved testimonials. Even my local coffee shop has celery juice in the cooler! It’s practically everywhere!
Should you drink celery juice to rip all of the benefits?
Yes and no.
Whether or not you want to dust off your juicer and give it a spin for some regular celery juice is definitely your choice!
If you want to give it a go here are some information to help you decide:
Celery is obviously a plant. It’s known for its high content in water, vitamin K, C, folate, and potassium. It’s also low in calories and fat. Celery or the juice of celery is a great anti-inflammatory, digestive aid.
Celery is an alkaline food. It helps the purge and get rid of impurities and toxins. It’s a great diuretic. Because celery is so high in minerals like potassium, and magnesium it is really great at soothing the nervous system.
Having celery as part of a healthy diet is great way to get sodium, the natural and organic way.
Celery is a great aphrodisiac.
Juicing is by no mean a new trend. I can’t recall how many times I have read and heard that you get more benefits by eating whole fruits and vegetables than juicing it. The main reason is the loss of fiber which is crucial for a healthy diet and gut.
I have watched videos of people juicing celery; I also read a few blog posts. All of them require you to drain the pulp part of the juice before drinking it. That process automatically deprives you of a great amount of fiber that could be beneficial for weight loss by keeping you full longer.
As for pricing, if you decide to go with the celery juice trend, I would suggest you make your own to be more cost effective. By doing so you will have the advantage of consuming it fresh and have the certitude of having it without any preservative or added sugar. You could also use the leftover vegetable for compost.
Lastly, juicing by itself is not enough to sustain you as an healthy diet but will be beneficial as a part of one loaded with plants like fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and seeds.
If you absolutely want to give it a try here a simple and cost effective way to make it.
- 1 head of celery stalk
- Equipment: a Juicera nut milk bag for straining
- Wash and roughly chop into chunks. or each stalk separately depends on your type of juicer.
- Pour juice into large bowl using a nut milk bagSqueeze through the juice. Drink immediately.
What do you think? Should we all drink celery juice everyday? Are YOU jumping on the celery trend or ignoring it?
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