Cleansing From The Inside Out With Celery Juice
Anyone that knows me knows I absolutely despise celery! One of my BFFs is an avid researcher and now is learning how to cure the body with food. She asked me last week, if there was one thing you could fix, what would it be? I said the inflammation in my body and feeling bloated all the time. 5 days later she found this from the Medical Medium: http://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/celery-juice
OMG! murder me now was my first thought, I hate CELERY, but today I came home from work for lunch and said I will try it today for the first time. I’m going to really give this a go! We are getting older and my mind body and soul is so different and I’m willing to try things I would normally say... NO WAY, to turning it into a positive.
Celery is one of those vegetables that we often forget about. It sits in the bottom of the crisper and only gets used as the base of soups or as part of a crudite platter. But celery is so much more. Celery and more specifically, celery juice, is loaded with beneficial nutrients that are fantastic for your health, inside and out.
What Does Celery Do In The Body?
Celery is unbelievably low in calories. So much so that it is even called a negative-calorie food. It contains major vitamins and minerals, and even certain flavonoids that reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease.
Aides in Weight Loss
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Has Anti-Aging Properties
Being rich in vitamins A and C, celery protects the skin from damage from free radicals.
The anti-aging properties of vitamin C are not unknown. In one South Korean study, vitamin C was found to show excellent anti-aging effects. Even vitamin A greatly contributes to skin health. As per a report published by the Oregon State University, our skin is responsive to retinoids (vitamin A and the other major compounds derived from it).
Treats Acne And Pimples
Given the numerous vitamins and minerals celery contains, the vegetable is also dubbed as the ‘acne killer’. And it not just fights acne, but even the scars that could otherwise be left behind.
Celery even helps cleanse the skin and removes dirt, thereby keeping your skin clean and less prone to acne outbursts.
Can Be Used For Oily Skin
We don’t have to specifically mention how uncomfortable and embarrassing oily skin can be. Of course, you can’t keep visiting the washroom to wash your face every ten minutes, can you? But with celery at hand, you can chill.
Celery not only offers hydration to the skin but also clears off the excess oils (56). Using celery for oily skin is quite simple. You can just drink celery juice on a regular basis. Or, you can slice and boil a few celery sticks in water. Once the water cools down, refrigerate it. You can apply this preparation to your skin every night before going to bed.
Celery Juice Recipes:
Plain, fresh celery juice is one of the most powerful healing juices available to us. This clean, green drink is the very best way to start your day. Make this juice a part of your daily routine, and soon you won’t want to go a day without it! Ingredients:
1 bunch celery Directions: Rinse the celery and run it through a juicer. Drink immediately for best results. Alternatively, you can chop the celery and blend it in a high-speed blender until smooth. Strain well and drink immediately.
Celery sticks, 2
Ginger, ¼ inch (optional)
Lime or lemon, ¼
Thoroughly wash the celery sticks and apple in running water. Cut the celery sticks into long pieces. Cut the apple into slices. Excluding the lemon (or lime), process the remaining ingredients in a juicer. Collect the juice in a container. You can discard the pulp. Squeeze the lemon over the collected juice and stir properly. Transfer the juice into a tumbler and serve.