Discover why celery juice can heal the gut, reduce GERD and make for an overall happier tummy. Plus, the best time to have celery juice for optimal impact along with the recipe and tips for reducing waste by reusing the pulp.
The main benefit of celery juice is that it can stabilize hydrochloric acids with the celery mineral salts. In simpler terms, it can stabilize the acid level sin the gut and symptoms like reflux which can irritate the throat.
Celery juice is also full of nutrients, hydrating, and a really refreshing way to start the day.
A Little More About the Benefits of Drinking Celery Juice
Just 1 rib of celery has only about 6 calories but
- 32mg of Sodium
- 104 mg of Potassium
- 3% Vitamin A
- 2% Vitamin C
- 1% Magnesium
But the important parts are the non-starch polysaccharides like apiuman and the phenolic antioxidants. Recent research has shown they protect against inflammation in the digestive tract, particularly with the acid levels in the stomach that could lead to laryngopharyngeal reflux.
And that is just 1 rib! 16 oz of celery juice takes about 12-15 ribs or one full stalk.
Make sure to buy organic as celery is in the dirty dozen list of vegetables most likely to be sprayed with pesticides.
Don't have a juicer?
If you're in the market for one, i recommend the ninja chef at this link. It has nearly the horsepower of a Vitamix at a fraction of the price!
Or... Make it in a blender instead
And if not, that's ok! You can make this in a blender, too. Check out the recipe, and the pros and cons of using a blender versus a juicer, here.
What About the Pulp?
You don't hav to trash the pulp.
Need a recipe for the pulp? Make fritters
Can't get into the celery juice?
Try adding cucumber, lemon, or ginger at first to get used to the taste and then switch over to straight celery juice.
And if you want to enjoy celery but aren't really interested in the juice, try this soup.
- 1 stalk celery about 16 ribs
- rinse and separate ribs of celery
- serve and enjoy!