I have written about the benefits of celery before. It is an incredibly overlooked superfood, however, not everyone really likes it. It has such powerful healing benefits for your body though. If you are not keen on crunching away on a stick after stick of celery, you should try drinking it in the form of juice.
By juicing it, you can easily mask the taste and gain all the wonderful healing properties that it will give to you. And by juicing it, you can get more of it at once. Here is what celery juice can do for you.
1. Reduces inflammation
If you have an inflammatory disease like arthritis, celery juice can help reduce inflammation in your body. That is because it has luteolin, which has demonstrated powerful capabilities to inhibit enzymes in your body that cause your genes to ignite with an inflammatory response.
It also has polyacetylenes, which are wondrous for arthritis sufferers. If you have any inflammatory disease, try adding celery juice to your diet every day and see how you feel after a week or two. Most people report a vast improvement.
2. Helps your cardiovascular health
Phthalide is also found in celery juice and has been shown to relax your muscles inside your blood vessels. That means if you have high blood pressure, you can benefit from the healing powers of celery juice.
Drinking it will allow your blood to pass through more efficiently and keep your heart healthy. Additionally, coumarins are plentiful in fresh celery juice and they hinder the effects of cortisol on your body.
Cortisol constricts your blood vessels. So the more celery juice you drink, your heart and cardiovascular system will love you back.
3. It helps prevent cancer
Flavonols, furanocoumarins, and phenolic acids are bountiful in celery juice. These anti-cancer compounds have been shown in studies to stop the spread of cancer. It is good for blocking carcinogens from your body. In other words, if you worry about developing cancer, start juicing celery. You could prevent cancer down the road if you take care of yourself now.
4. It is a cleansing and detoxifying agent
Because celery is alkalizing as well as hydrating, it is a wonderful way to cleanse your body. If you drank too much this weekend or perhaps ate too many sweets, refresh your body with celery juice. And if you are prone to kidney stones, drink up! Celery juice is a powerful diuretic that can flush toxins out with complete precision.
5. Look younger and younger
Maybe you will not want to toss your expensive facial creams, but drinking celery juice helps you look even younger. It is filled with antioxidants, plus it is high in vitamin K, something that many people do not get enough of.
Vitamin K is amazing for keeping skin firm and replenishing elasticity. Celery juice also contains plenty of vitamins A, B, and C which all work together to give you healthy-looking and ravishing skin.
6. It helps your body recover
Did you drink enough water today? Is it especially hot outside? Or perhaps you have done an intensive workout? Whatever the reason, if your body is dehydrated, celery juice can replenish it.
It is high in natural sodium levels, something your body needs, plus it has potassium electrolytes which keep your cells functioning properly.
7. It is a natural sleep aid
Because it is so good at lowering high blood pressure and stress levels. Moreover, it is replenishing for electrolytes, celery juice is often suggested by experts as a way to relax and fall asleep naturally with ease.
It has magnesium, a mineral known for calming effects. Not only that, most people do not get enough magnesium which can cause big problems, including insomnia so juice some before bed and wake up feeling better in the morning.
8. It is healing for the gut
Within the fibers of celery, there are special nutrients that only come alive when it is juiced. They help the digestive tract function optimally by serving as a natural form of laxative. Celery juice relaxes your nerves that have been harmed by your unhealthy choices.
It soothes and cools, using those anti-inflammatory properties to help you feel better. Plus, if you start your day with celery juice, the enzymes you consume from the celery juice help increase the hydrochloric acid in your stomach so your food digests more easily.
Try drinking it every morning and you will see a huge transformation in the way your digestive system responds after a week.
9. Good for stronger bones
Celery contains high levels of calcium as well as silicon. Together, they strengthen bones and can even help regenerate damaged bones. I mentioned vitamin K before which you should also note is excellent for protecting against osteoporosis.
In order for the calcium in celery to be most beneficial, consuming it raw and organically is best, so juicing it gives you the necessary atoms to help build your bones. Keeping your skeletal system strong is so important because it is the system that supports all your other systems.
Did you learn something new about celery? Maybe it is time to give it another try. That is why juicing makes obtaining the nutrients from celery so much more accessible. You get all the benefits of the raw celery, and then some because by juicing it, you get access to the nutrients it contains in the fibers that can’t be brought out any other way.
Cooking celery adds good flavor to soups and stews, and it will add nutrients too, however it is in a juiced form that celery stands to be most beneficial to your body.
Try juicing it in the morning to cleanse and keep your body running optimally all day. Then have some at night before bed to help you rest. You will begin to notice positive changes in the way that you feel after a week.
Take the celery juicing challenge and heal your body naturally today. Have you tried celery juice? What did you think?