Celery is finally getting the spotlight it deserves! Discover the health benefits of celery juice!
This underrated vegetable, taken in juice form, is being named a miracle juice. Celery juice has sprouted everywhere, from cafes to grocery stores. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and for good reason. Drinking sixteen ounces of straight celery juice on an empty stomach helps improve chronic and mystery illnesses.
The Celery Juice Movement
Anthony William, best-selling author of Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, Thyroid Healing, and Liver Rescue, is the mastermind behind the global celery juice movement. He claims it “has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues.” These healing abilities have given celery juice the title of miracle superfood.
How to Drink
Celery juice is most powerful when consumed by itself. If you drink pure celery juice on an empty stomach in the morning, it will strengthen your digestion for the rest of the day. This drink is easy to make. All you have to do is rinse celery, put it through a juicer, and drink immediately. If you do not own a juicer, you can use a blender instead. When purchasing celery, organic is the best option because it is free from pesticides. Conventional celery is usually on the dirty dozen list of produce to avoid. If you can only get conventional celery, make sure to wash each stalk, and rinse afterward. Using a fragrance-free soap or vegetable washing detergent works great. It is best to drink sixteen ounces a day for optimal healing benefits. You can even increase intake to 24 to 32 ounces a day, which helps people with chronic illness or symptoms. One large bunch of celery makes 16 ounces (2 cups) of juice. It is best to drink in the morning before anything else. If you drink lemon water the first thing in the morning, wait 15 to 30 minutes to consume celery juice. You will still need to eat a proper breakfast afterward, just wait 15 to 30 minutes before eating. This is best when consumed immediately. You can use the juice within 24 hours. After you make it, seal in a mason jar with a lid and keep refrigerated.
Tips for Taste
Celery leaves can be bitter, so it is up to you to decide if you would like to keep them on or remove them. Also, try to use fresh celery instead of frozen. If frozen is the only option, just know the nutritional and medicinal properties will decrease. If you don’t like the flavor of straight celery juice, you can juice one cucumber or one apple with it. Slowly decrease the amount of apple or cucumber each day until you can handle straight celery juice. The juice of celery is where all the healing properties are and where the most benefit comes from.
Celery Juice Benefits
Consuming celery juice helps rebuild your hydrochloric acid so your stomach can break down proteins. This is beneficial because hydrochloric acid helps kill off pathogens entering your mouth. Celery juice also increases and strengthens your bile. Bile is needed to break down fats and kill off bad pathogens. Celery juice contains cluster salts, that act as antiseptics for pathogens. Another benefit is that celery juice helps remove toxins and poison from your liver, like old pharmaceuticals. This drink is safe to consume while pregnant. Celery juice is great for breastfeeding moms. It helps clean and detoxify breast milk, and helps the baby develop healthy and strong organs. Celery juice is safe for both babies and children to drink. You should notice the benefits of celery juice within a week of consuming daily.
Body Changes from Celery Juice
Bowel movements may change after consuming, and this is a normal reaction as your body detoxifies. Stools may be loose from drinking a greater amount of liquids. If celery juice is too cleansing, 16 ounces of cucumber juice is a gentler version, though with fewer benefits. If you experience bloating from celery juice, it is your body’s way of telling you how toxic your digestive tract is. With time and healing, the bloating will go away when consuming celery juice and following a clean diet. If you experience any pain from celery juice, your vagus nerve (stomach nerves) are sensitive. This is only temporary pain.
STARTING YOUR PATH TO HEALTHY LIVING
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