I try to never go bananas over new health crazes—or any crazes, really. However, after hearing all the hype about celery juice, I decided to give it a go about a year ago.
Over time, I developed my own celery juice concoction with cilantro, ginger, apples and lemons (and pre-made beet juice for post workouts). It has become an integral part of my morning ritual (along with a small glass of kombucha and cup of matcha green tea) and is something I recommend to my wellness clients. Here’s what you need to know:
Celery Provides 10 Essential Nutrients
Top 10 Health Benefits of Celery (Dr. Axe)
- Helps lower high cholesterol.
- Lowers inflammation.
- Prevents or treats high blood pressure.
- Helps prevent ulcers.
- Protects liver health.
- Benefits weight loss.
- Boosts digestion and reduces bloating.
- Contains antimicrobial properties that fight infections.
- Helps prevent urinary tract infections.
- May help protect from cancer.
Step 1: Healthy living is best achieved when we plan ahead. Juicing every morning is unrealistic for many of us so try making a batch instead. To make my celery juice concoction, juice one bag of organic celery stalks, one bunch of organic cilantro, one nub of ginger root, one lemon and two organic apples. Pour the mixture into three 6-ounce mason jars. (Yes, juice over time loses some of its nutrients, but again we are saving time.)
Step 2: Each morning, on an empty stomach, drink the celery concoction and wait an hour before eating or drinking anything else.
Step 3: Follow up with your favorite energizing drink like green tea or coffee with ghee.
—Becca Edwards, founder of Female IQ