The benefits of celery juice for your health

17 September 2020

Celery juice is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has many health benefits. We have listed them for you here along with scientific evidence.

What makes celery juice so healthy?

Celery juice is made from the stems and leaves of celery (Apium graveolens L) and has been used for its medicinal properties in numerous cultures for many years.

In recent years, the health benefits of celery juice have come to the attention of health experts like Anthony William. More and more scientific research is being conducted into the beneficial nutrients contained in celery juice and their effects on our health. The results are promising.

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Celery juice has now become a real health craze, but what makes this juice so healthy? What does this light green juice do for your body and mind? On which health disorders can celery juice have a positive influence? In this article, we will give you detailed answers to these and many more important questions.

Among other things, you will learn more about:

  • The health benefits of celery juice
  • Vitamins and minerals in celery juice
  • Mineral salts in celery juice
  • Antioxidants in celery juice
  • Celery juice and your acid-base balance

In addition, we will discuss the benefits of drinking celery juice versus eating celery. Would you like to make celery juice yourself? Here, you will find an easy recipe and useful tips to make celery juice at home with a juicer or blender. Would you rather buy celery juice? Here, you will also find more information on what to look out for to make sure you buy good quality juice. But first, we will briefly discuss the positive effects of drinking celery juice on your health.

Health benefits of celery juice in brief

Regularly drinking celery juice has many benefits for your health. According to several studies it can:

  • Support your immune system
  • Protect your body against all kinds of harmful influences, from bacteria, viruses and fungi to heavy metals and medicines.
  • Protect your cells against free radicals that contribute to cardiovascular disease, cancer and aging.
  • Have a positive influence on your blood pressure and blood sugar level.
  • Improve the functioning of your liver, stomach and intestines.
  • Help you lose weight.
  • Improve your concentration, mood and sleep.
  • Support your muscles and nervous system.
  • Contribute to stronger bones.
  • Provide healthier, more beautiful skin.
  • Provide extra energy and reduce fatigue.

Below, we discuss some of the nutrients and components of celery juice that are responsible for these and many other health benefits.

Vitamins and minerals in celery juice

One thing that is certain is that celery juice is healthy. It is full of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other valuable nutrients. For example, take a look at our Support juice, which consists entirely of freshly squeezed, organic celery juice (with a little lemon for taste). Our juice cleanses also contain several organic vegetable juices with celery.

  • One bottle of this juice will give you 120 per cent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. This makes it a good support for your immune system and for your skin.
  • It also contains 137% of RDA in vitamin K, which is important for strong bones.
  • Vitamin A is also well represented in this juice, with as much as 106 per cent of RDA. This vitamin is good for your immune system, as well as for your skin and eyesight.
  • The generous amounts of different B-vitamins in celery juice can contribute to more energy and a clear mind.
  • Potassium in celery juice is good for your blood pressure and nerves.
  • The minerals copper and manganese in celery juice protect your body’s cells.

MINERAL SALTS IN CELERY JUICE

The health benefits of celery juice only really became known to a wider audience when Medical Medium, Anthony William, started writing about it on his blog and in his book, “Thyroid Healing”. This describes, among other things, how drinking celery juice can have a positive effect on many different conditions related to a malfunctioning thyroid gland, such as various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. According to him, the mineral salts bind to harmful substances, such as heavy metals, and help to remove them. These salts also play an important role in your metabolism and are essential for your liver, stomach and intestines. According to William, they have a positive influence on the functioning of your brain as building blocks for neurotransmitters. As a result, celery juice could also have beneficial effects on your mood, concentration and sleep.

ANTIOXIDANTS IN CELERY JUICE

Celery juice is a good source of antioxidants, in the form of vitamin C, manganese and zinc. Antioxidants protect your body against free radicals, which generally have a harmful effect on the DNA and tissues in your cells. Free radicals play a role in the development of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and all kinds of ageing processes. In addition to these antioxidants, celery juice contains many bioactive substances.

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Scientific research on antioxidants

An in-depth study of the antioxidants in celery juice resulted in an even longer list of antioxidants than the known forms mentioned above. According to this scientific study, celery juice contains the following antioxidants, among others:

  • Caffeic acid
  • P-coumaric acid
  • Ferulic acid
  • Apigenin
  • Luteolin
  • Tannins
  • Saponins
  • Kaempferol

These are bio-active substances that can clean up free radicals in the body. Each of them also has its own specific beneficial effect. Here are a few examples:

Ferulic acid

A summary of a study on the antioxidant activity of ferulic acid shows that this plant substance can help prevent cancer. It also reduces the risk of developing diabetes, slows down the ageing process, protects the brain and lungs and helps prevent high blood pressure.

Apigenin

Apigenin fights free radicals and has an anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect. As a result, it could, among other things, help combat gastritis and stomach cancer, according to the results of an study.

Luteolin

According to research, lutein is a strong antioxidant, which helps fight tumours and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It also has a protective effect on the heart and blood vessels.

CELERY JUICE FOR DEACIDIFICATION OF YOUR BODY

Since celery juice is strongly alkaline, drinking it can provide a better acid-base balance in your blood. Much of our food is acidic, which can cause all kinds of complaints, such as headaches, joint pains, skin problems and fatigue. Therefore, drinking celery juice can help you feel fit, happy and healthy.

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EATING CELERY VERSUS DRINKING CELERY JUICE

To take full advantage of the many health benefits of celery, it is important to squeeze it into juice. This can be done in various ways, for example with a juicer, but also with a blender. You can read more about this below. But first, let’s look at the benefits of drinking celery juice versus eating celery.

WHY CELERY JUICE IS HEALTHIER

The biggest advantage of drinking celery juice is that it allows you to easily get as many healthy nutrients as possible. Particularly if you use a good juicer, (such as a slowjuicer), these are extracted in concentrated form from the leaves and stems of the celery. According to the specialist, Anthony William, celery juice is much more potent than raw celery alone. Moreover, it is not easy to chew up a whole stalk of celery, just try it! Pressing a bunch of celery and drinking the juice (about 500 ml) may take some getting used to, but it is quite feasible. This is a good quantity of celery juice with which to support your health. Here is an easy recipe for making your own celery juice.

BELOW ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CELERY JUICE

Why is celery juice healthy?
Celery juice offers many health benefits. Celery is highly hydrating, anti-inflammatory and supports the natural microbiotics in the body. According to health expert Anthony William, celery contains a selection of yet-to-be explored mineral salts that together combat pathogens. These salts are said to attach to viruses, invasive bacteria and other toxins in the liver, so they can be safely removed. Chronic diseases rooted in inflammation could be cured by the strongly alkaline and hydrating properties of celery. Celery contains a high amount of Vitamins C, A and K and the minerals potassium, calcium and zinc. In addition, celery offers a wide variety of antioxidants, such as ferulic acid, apigenin, lutein, tannins and saponins.
Who is Anthony William (Medical Medium)?
Anthony William Coviello is an American author who publishes under the name Anthony William and is also known as a ‘Medical Medium’. He uses his paranormal insights to give nutritional advice. William claims to be the founder of the Global Celery Juice Movement. According to him, celery juice is currently curing millions of people worldwide with a wide variety of diseases and chronic complaints. William recommends drinking 500 ml of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach. His books are very popular among celebrities and he has a million followers on Instagram.
How do you make celery juice with a juicer?
Take a whole stalk of celery, cut the stems from the base, wash them well and cut them into smaller pieces. Let them go through the juicer, leaves and all. Only use organic celery: Celery is generally a crop on which a lot of pesticides are used. A whole stump of celery should be good for about 500 ml of fresh juice. You can add some lemon juice to improve the taste. Drink the celery juice immediately after pressing, so that no vitamins and bioactive substances are lost.
How do you make celery juice with the blender?
Take a whole stalk of organic celery, cut the stems from the base, wash them well and chop them into pieces about 2 cm long. Add 100 ml of water and blend. Use a strong blender to grind the fibres of the plant well. Pour the juice little by little through a cheesecloth into a bowl, so that the fibres remain in the cloth. Squeeze the last remaining juice out of the fibres with your hands and drink immediately.
What are the advantages of celery juice?
Celery juice contains no sugar and is naturally very rich in vitamins K, A and C. Since celery is a strongly alkaline vegetable, drinking celery juice can help restore the body’s natural acid-alkaline balance. Acidification is a very common problem in the Western world due to a diet rich in coffee, proteins, carbohydrates and sugars. Celery juice can help to make the body more alkaline, preventing inflammation and all kinds of chronic diseases that probably have their roots in acidification and inflammation.
What is celery?
Celery is a herb of the Apiaceae family, along with carrots, celeriac, parsley and parsnip. Celery is, therefore, not a vegetable. Celery and celeriac come from the same plant, although some varieties are cultivated for the tuber and some for the stems. Celery stalks are popular as a healthy snack or part of salads. The high fibre content, vitamins, minerals and the basic character of celery make it a popular ‘health food’.
Why should you drink celery juice on an empty stomach?
According to Anthony William, it is important to drink celery juice on an empty stomach in the morning and then wait 15 minutes before consuming anything else. Celery juice contains a specific composition of minerals which, according to William, cooperate with each other to fulfil their unique balancing functions in the liver. If you add other ingredients to the juice or drink it in combination with other foods or drinks, you could disrupt this unique composition. This also applies to many medicines and medicinal plants.