The saying, you are what you eat is a great way of summing up how important nutrition is to healthy living. Recently there’s been a lot of hype in the media about celery juice, so we’re here to find out if it’s fact or just a whole lot of hype about nothing.Celery juice contains vitamin A, C and K, folate, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, electrolytes, water and other vitamins; it all sounds pretty impressive, plus celery is a low-calorie juice drink.
Celery juice aids in gut health and can reduce inflammation, and so far, I’m not hearing anything bad about celery juice.
What’s in celery juice?
Quite simply there is 100% celery in celery juice. It’s recommended that you drink 500mls of juice every morning before you eat.
Celery is said to contain a lot of dietary fibre which assists with:
- Regular bowel movement
- Maintaining good bowel health
- Controls blood sugar levels
- Weight management
- Helps maintain good health
Natural health comes from variety
So far, the celery juice hype seems to have lots of health benefits, but let’s see if there are any downsides.
Juicing celery is said to remove some of its dietary fibre, so simply eating celery is considered the healthier option, plus the great news is that celery is negative in calories. The calories used to consume celery far exceed those that it contains.
Whilst celery is great for assisting with bowel movement, this might not be welcome news for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Excessive amounts of celery might exacerbate the symptoms of IBS, but in moderation is still a great part of a healthy diet.
A balanced diet is always recommended
Celery juice seems to have a lot of pros and having a glass does seem to give a lot of health benefits for many, however, why not throw in some spinach, kale, apples and other fruits and veggies, to add a good mix of vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Any health professional worth their salt will always recommend a balanced and varied diet, so whilst a glass of celery juice is a great addition to your diet it shouldn’t be relied upon solely. Combine a range of fresh fruit and vegetables into your diet; for advice on weight management, gut health, and natural health talk to the team at Olea Health in Eatons Hill, our specialists are here to help you live your healthiest life.