It’s official guys…I’ve hopped onto the #celeryjuice trend to see what all the hype is about!
Although all of the millions of articles and posts on social media praising celery juice was enough to make me want to give it a try, it was Kelly LeVeque’s (@bewellbykelly) post about it on her page that inspired me to finally give in. She explained that at a minimum, celery juice is super hydrating and maybe anti-inflammatory, which is what I mainly look for wellness wise so I thought why the hell not, I’ll hop on the bandwagon to to see if it really lives up to its new found popularity!
If you’re not aware of the recent celery juice craze then 1. What rock have you been hiding under?! and 2. Allow me to fill you in babes!
According to the Medical Medium, Anthony William, celery juice is a “miracle potion” that he’s been drinking/talking about for years now! He swears by it while others have their doubts about how beneficial it really is for you. I’ve been doing my research and have found some interesting myths & facts about celery juice I’d like to share with you!
The one thing I’ve read the most is that you should be drinking about 16 ounces of it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to reap all of its benefits. Dr.Gabriella Safieh from Parsley Health reports that there’s no medical evidence to support drinking celery juice on an empty stomach has any benefit at all so I say you should just drink it whenever you want, after all I would assume that the essential part is that you’re consuming it in the first place right??
Eating Vs. Juicing. This is where things get a little confusing for me. Everyone is recommending you juice celery stalks but by doing that you lose all of its healthy fiber and I don’t know about you but I’m always looking to incorporate more fiber into my diet to feed the healthy bacteria in my gut! Juicing celery will still give you a good amount of vitamin C and K as well as folate and potassium but by eating it or incorporating it into a smoothie, you’ll be getting more of its benefits such as reduce blood pressure and lower inflammation.
To drink solo or to add a few other beneficial ingredients? That is the question! So apparently it’s a big no no to add any other fruit,vegetables or even ice to celery juice because you only really get the healing benefits of it if it’s pure. This is where @bewellbykelly came into play and convinced me to give celery juice a try because she added a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of pink himalayan salt to hers! Her reason for it? To amplify all of the benefits and really get in those electrolytes! Now there’s obviously nothing wrong with drinking celery juice on its own but it’s definitely an acquired taste so adding in a little bit of lemon and salt really helps to give it an extra kick!
Now to be fair it’s only been about a week since I started drinking celery juice and to be honest I do feel energized and everything seems to be flowing normally but I can’t tell if it’s just because of the celery or because I’m hydrated AF. I already drink a good amount of water as it is, does this extra sixteen ounces of what is essentially electrolyte water really make all that much of a difference? I really don’t know but all I know is that it doesn’t hurt to drink so my advice? Drink (or eat) it whenever, however and as often as you want! Cheers to making your own rules!