Celery juice is the latest wellness trend. Celery does have a substantiated health benefits, such as reducing inflammation in the body and containing lots of important vitamins and minerals. Celery juice is also high in electrolytes and low in sugar, making it a great alternative for fruit juices high in added sugars.

See why it is so praised these days in this short article:

Did you know that in 9th century medicinal annals, celery is noted for its use as a medicine rather than a food? For centuries, it was used to treat colds, flus, poor digestion, arthritis, and liver and spleen disorders.

Celery is rich in electrolytes, has a cooling effect on the body, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It lowers oxidative stress in the heart and helps to cleanse the digestive system. Studies even indicate its effectiveness in deflecting mosquitoes … who would have thought?

Its famous reputation as being a "negative calorie" food may actually be deserved. It's made up of 95 percent water by weight. This fluid helps you feel full and satisfied without contributing many calories. At the same time, celery is worth its weight in fiber, which moves food through the digestive tract quickly, helping to lower your risk of colon cancer. Studies have also found that the apignen in celery has the ability to prevent breast and pancreatic cancer.

The nutrients in celery support cell formation, maintaining eye, skin and bone health, and may also prevent certain birth defects. It has been said that memory loss could be suspended with the addition of celery to the diet as the luteolin content boosts cognitive function and halts age-related brain inflammation.

A word of wisdom when preparing it … when celery is boiled or blanched in soup, more than a third of the nutrients can be lost. So to keep its goodness intact, steaming is the best method of cooking. Crunchy raw celery sticks make for a nutritious snack. Try dipping celery sticks in hummus or tahini for a little extra flavour and enjoy this fat free snack!

By Daniel Li Ox


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