By Rosie Montoya
Celery Juice alone has many amazing health benefits. Some do not prefer the taste of celery juice alone, but maybe after seeing the benefits I list here will consider it. If a person still just can't seem to drink it alone then I say go ahead and add an apple and a lemon to it (see delicious recipe below) at first to begin, which is better than not drinking it at all. Making steps in the right direction is what counts and eventually you may like pure celery juice only, but if not then continue with the Celery, Apple, Lemon mix which will give you tremendous healing health benefits as well. Celery juiced alone is very healing and gentle on the digestive system. Its enzymatic alkaline nature and richness in electrolytes help to heal the digestive system and intestines. I believe all disease and imbalance begins in the colon, therefore it is of imperative priority to ensure and do everything possible to heal the digestive and elimination system and keep it running smoothly. This is the foundation for a healthy body, a strong immune system and for beautiful radiant skin. Celery contains Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin A, C, K, B-6, B-2, Molybdenum, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Copper, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Folate and Fiber. Celery also contains a powerful phytochemcial called Coumarin which can help to reduce hypertension and may even naturally boost certain white blood cells! So already you can see how extremely beneficial Celery is, but wait there is more! It also contains anti-inflammatory properties! Just think of all the autoimmune conditions that it can help! And it can help tremendously with sleep/relaxation by balancing and lowering stress hormones, reducing/eliminating hot flashes, edema, skin problems and aiding in muscle cramps with the magnesium it possesses. Celery’s nutrients can also help reduce headaches/dizziness and prevent kidney stones. Our bodies are bombarded with toxins everyday from our environment and food. It is imperative to nourish and feed our bodies daily with foods that will flush these toxins out of our systems. Celery with its rich organic sodium content is just that food! It has a strong ability to allow our bodies to get rid of toxins by flushing them out of our systems daily. With Celery’s richness in Flavonoids and Anti-Oxidants it can protect our cells from oxidative damage as well as protecting the body’s blood vessels and vital organs. This is why I recommend drinking pure Celery Juice each morning; in fact this is part of my healing protocol I recommend to my health clients. Start your day off with 12-16 ounces of pure fresh organic celery juice and feel your health transform. If you do not own a juicer you can also blend up your celery with a little bit of water and then pour through a straining bag/cheesecloth bag. Squeeze all the life giving juice out of bag into a bowl and you will see all the fiber left in the bad. Pour your juice into a nice glass jar/cup and enjoy! When we juice we are bypassing the energy consuming process of digestion and all of the vegetables nutrients and enzymes are transformed into liquid form which allows these nutrients to become immediately usable by the bodies trillions of cells. Now that’s powerful. There are benefits to juicing and blending. It’s nice to take a break from digestion (fiber) which allows the body to utilize its energy elsewhere like healing and regenerating. When juicing the body doesn’t have to work hard to extract the nutrients from the food (fruits and veggies) to utilize it. If during an only juice feast/cleanse you experience any kind of natural sugar rush that you don’t like you can simple add coconut water and/or a superfood powder mix and/or a scoop of raw vegan protein powder to your juice. All these will slow down the release of natural sugars into your body.
Below is a delicious recipe I'd like to share with you that includes Celery, Apple and Lemon! Very healing and delicious! Also below is a video on juicing celery that I made. I hope you enjoy it, click like and leave a positive comment for me to read! Have a beautiful green day!
Healing Celery, Apple Lemon Juice Recipe!
Recipe: 4 Organic Apples of your choice. I get whatever is Organic and a good price! For my recipe here I used Gala. 2 Organic Lemons with the peel on and 1 entire stalk of Organic Celery. This made approximately 46 ounces. I have a slow single auger type juicer which keeps the integrity of the juice fresh for days and the enzyme life force and freshness at its best! I pour the extra into my glass bottles and put into the refrigerator to enjoy later or for the next day. If I’m on the go I simply put a few ice packs into my lunch bag and pack them up!