“Drinking the celery juice on empty stomach will cure most of your ailments”, is what most of the nutrition bloggers and health influencers are telling you. Celery juice is trending online and offline. It seems that this bright green juice has caught the attention of a large number of people, but does it really worth the hype? Or is there any science behind this? Is it a magical potion or just an ordinary vegetable juice?

Why is it so necessary to consume it first thing in the morning before even eating breakfast?

 We dived into research to collect possible answers to these questions. After a thorough study of scientific researches done on the benefits of celery juice we came up with the answers to these questions in a very logical way.

What are the Benefits of Drinking Celery Juice?

Celery is packed with all essential nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Folate. These nutrients get condensed when celery is juiced. Thus making the juice, a power packed formula that will cleanse and revitalize your body.

The nutrients present in the celery are beneficial for health and the juice provides a greater percentage of your daily nutrient intake.

Drinking celery juice at least 20 – 30 minutes before eating breakfast ensures optimal digestion and absorption of all nutrients present in it. This increases the healing benefits of these nutrients and regulates the gut movements.

The recommended dose for the celery juice diet is 16oz. People with chronic disease are advised to consume it in even greater quantity. It is suggested to start with 4-8 oz and take it up to 16 oz daily. 1 bunch of celery yield 16 oz o juice. Note that you have to juice the celeries, not to blend them. Adding anything to it such as lemon or Apple Cider vinegar is not recommended as it will take away the actual benefits from it.

Celery Juice Benefits for Gut Health

Celery juice acts as a natural laxative. Drinking celery juice in an empty stomach helps the digestive tract to function in a better way by stimulating the digestive juices. This release of digestive juices reduces bloating by breaking down undigested food and removing them from your body. Initially you may feel more bloated after consuming the juice but this is a temporary effect, and normalizes when these undigested food particles leave your intestines.

 It also relaxes nerves present in your gut which get damaged due to unhealthy food choices and a sedentary life style. It also strengthens bones as it contains calcium, silicon and Vitamin K.

The celery juice is Detoxifying- Studies have proved that celery has strong antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties and kills most of the virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites present in the gut.

Celery Juice Benefits For Skin and Hair

Celery juice on an empty stomach provides an ample amount of water to start the day. It hydrates the body with an amazing combination of water and mineral salts, also called electrolytes. This means better hydration for skin and hairs.

 The ingredients essential for scalp and hair nourishment – Vitamin A and water are available in the celery juice.  Water and vitamin A- cures dandruff, nourish the scalp and roots, and revitalize the strands by improving hair texture.

Vitamins A, B, C, K, Niacin and Folate repair skin damages and help produce collagen. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances of the celery help cure chronic skin problems such as Acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Celery Juice Benefits Weight Loss

There is a number of ways in which celery juice promotes healthy weight loss especially if consumed in an empty stomach. It promotes bile secretion and regulates the metabolism of fats. It also has a proven effect on regulation of hormones which prevent fat from accumulating in the body.

Celery juice is exceptionally low in calories and consuming 16 ounce (the suggested dose) at once will keep you full for long time, and help to control hunger pangs.

Replacing your morning drink with celery juice saves you from consuming extra calories. If you start replacing it with apple juice or any healthy smoothie containing banana or mangoes – which are saturated with sugar, you will cut down a larger amount from your daily caloric intake without feeling hungry.

Starting your day with a cup of sweetened coffee is even worse. It gives you 500 extra calories, without reducing your hunger. 240 ml celery juice contains only 5 grams of natural plant sugar and helps you reduce weight within few days.

Celery Juice Benefits For Chronic Diseases

Celery juice is rich in Phytonutrients – which are proven anti-inflammatory substances. Phytonutrients act as antioxidants in the body. They reduce the oxidative stress and lower the risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, heart diseases, certain cancers and obesity. Even if you are already suffering from these chronic diseases, celery juice will help improve these conditions.

Researchers have found that celery juice has some role in improving the symptoms of Urinary tract disorders, liver disorders, rheumatic disorders and gout. Some clinical trials show that it helps alleviate allergies, cures asthma and bronchitis.

In a study it was found that a specific Phytochemical – 3-n-butylphthalide have a significant role in reducing bad cholesterol. It decreases the level of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) in the bloodstream. It also regulates blood pressure by restoring the acid-base balance in the body.

Final Verdict

Celery juice is a natural remedy for a number of chronic diseases. It detoxifies and revitalizes the body and replenishes it with most of the vital nutrients and water.

The only draw back of juicing the celery is that you dump the dietary fiber present in it along with some essential nutrients, and if you have celery juice as first thing in the morning, don’t forget to eat a fiber rich diet throughout the day.

Though not a magical potion, the celery juice on empty stomach makes a great morning drink. Try it yourself, and you will be amazed of its healing properties in only few days. And the best thing is – its nothing artificial or expensive.

Sana Riaz

Sana has just completed her MPhil in Microbiology. She loves reading books and the latest discoveries in sciences.

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