Juicing vegetables is one of the best ways to consume a lot of nutrition quickly, in a way that is easily absorbable, and can be made delicious with the addition of lemons or sweet fruits. One of the best vegetables for juicing is celery, due to its high water content as well as its many vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and potassium. Celery juice is very hydrating, and is great to replenish after a run or workout.
Celery minimizes oxidative stress and is high in naturally occurring flavanoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Celery has beneficial effects on the gut, as it soothes and cools the digestive system. Celery is high in calcium which helps repair bones. Celery also has a calming effect on the nervous system.
The sodium along with a compound called Coumarins assist the vascular system and help blood flow. Celery is high in antioxidants which reduce harmful free radicals that effect the DNA. This means that celery can reduce the risk of many diseases caused by inflammation.
All you need to make a fresh celery juice is a food blender and fresh celery. Celery juice is best served cold, and is delicious with the addition of other complementary fruits and vegetables such as lemon or lime, cucumber, apples, even hot chili peppers for an extra kick. If you’re feeling fatigued or just feeling down, a glass of cold celery juice will surely do the trick. It’s important to find organic celery if possible, as it’s on the dirty dozen list of fruits and vegetables that are most exposed to pesticides.