This morning was extra special as sweet Kathie Lee and Hoda discussed the enormous benefits of celery juice and gave me a shout out for talking about it so much! You can watch a short clip, here. You may have seen how much I believe in the great impacts of celery juice from this blog post as well as my Instagram. I have received a lot of specific questions from you guys in blog comments and Instagram DM, so I wanted to share answers to the most-asked questions. See below!
•When should I drink celery juice?
Juice first thing in the morning! It is important to drink it on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before food or coffee. I wait an hour!
•Can I use a blender if I don’t have a juicer?
We recommend using a juicer, but it is possible with a blender. If using a blender, blend and then pour through a nut bag to get the juice out and discard the solid pieces of celery.
•Should I drink celery juice on an empty stomach?
Drink it on an empty stomach 30 minutes to an hour before eating any food or drinking coffee.
•How much celery do you juice for one serving?
Juice one bunch of ORGANIC celery- yes, the entire bunch of celery! Side note: I find they normally stay fresh in the fridge for three days, so I buy 3 bunches of celery at a time for me and 3 for Jason…that is one bunch juiced each morning for me and one for him.
•How much juice do you like to drink?
16oz is the magic number for the full gut health benefits, but you can start at 8oz and build up to that.
•Can I juice celery juice the day before and drink it the next morning?
It is best and most effective if you drink it immediately because it loses medicinal effects quickly. Make it fresh each morning!
•Do you juice the celery leaves or discard them?
You can juice the leaves; it just makes the juice a little more bitter, but some people like that.
•Do you add anything to the celery or just juice the celery?
Just the celery! If you add anything to the celery juice, such as cucumber, apple, or lemon, it dilutes the medicinal properties of celery juice.
•Can you add ice to it?
It is best not to add ice- just celery juice by itself is the way to go!
•Is celery juice okay to drink while you are pregnant?
Please consult your doctor of course, but I have seen several pregnant women that juice it every day!
- Heals the gut
- The powerful varieties of sodium work together to eliminate toxins from every inch of your body, including your gut, helping to heal and regenerate your stomach lining
- Celery juice is soothing and cooling to the digestive tract, which aids any inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. This is perfect for anyone with IBS, Crohn’s, or colon cancer
- Strengthens and regenerates bones
- Purifies the blood stream
- Highly detoxifying; this magical juice is extremely hydrating and alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body
- Anti-inflammatory; can reduce symptoms associated with arthritis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, gout and more
- It simplifies digestion and elimination, helping the body to cleanse, detoxify and restore
- The combination of sodium and potassium makes it a natural diuretic, and it regulates the fluid in the body and promotes urine production
- helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, protecting bone density, and reducing inflammation
- Boosts the immune system
- Helps you maintain a healthy weight
- The sodium in celery maintains the fluidity of the blood and lymph and prevents them from becoming too thick
- Celery is rich in Vitamin A, C, iron, and magnesium. This combination helps to nourish and rebuild red blood cells and aids those suffering from rheumatism, high blood pressure, arthritis, and anemia
- Helps reduce blood pressure
I hope this Q&A has helped provide more detailed information about celery juice! As I mentioned in the last email featuring Dr. Cole, he introduced me to celery juice for the gut healing properties, and I am so thankful. It has made a major difference in my personal gut health journey! I hope that you enjoy it as well.
Other source: Food Matters