You may have been seeing a lot of celebrities and Facebook pals going on about starting their morning with celery juice lately. Take a look at #celeryjuice tag on any social media platform and you’ll see plenty of people hailing this elixir.
But what is it? What is it supposed to do and does it work?
Celery juice is supposed to reduce inflammation, improve gut health, expedite weight loss and clear up acne, among many other things. It’s the brain child of Anthony William whose also known as the medical medium. He’s not a doctor but says that if you drink a glass of celery juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach that any wellness issue you may be facing will be cured.
So does it work?
At 14 calories and 1.6g of fibre per cup, plus a range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, K, folate, and potassium celery is certainly a healthy snack. But, there’s no evidence to suggest that drinking a glass of celery juice each morning is a panacea for all your wellness woes.
There has been research done that suggests that celery can help improve conditions such as gastritis, hypertension but this isn’t using the juice but rather the whole vegetable as well as variants such as celery leaves, celery seeds, or celery extract (concentrated celery).
Celery like all other vegetables are good for us. A diet high in fruits and vegetables are of course known to be associated with a reduced risk of various health conditions. So, by giving your body a big dose of antioxidants by adding a daily vegetable juice certainly won’t do you any harm.
But will it cure all your ailments? No of course not. To do that you need to have a good, all-round balanced diet as well as making other lifestyle changes that can keep you happy and healthy.