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5 Benefits of Celery Juice

Celery juice has gained a great reputation recently, but why is this and what are the specific benefits of consuming celery juice daily? Lets take a look at 5 benefits of drinking this powerful plant medicine.

1. Celery juice is a powerful liver detoxification tool. It binds to toxins in the liver, neutralises them and flushes them out of the system. Celery juice has the ability to bind to neurotoxins, dermatoxins, environmental toxins such as BPA, pesticides etc.


Celery juice also increases the production of enzymes and reduces fat build up in the liver. The nutrients in celery have hepatoprotective effects that can help minimise damage from environmental toxins. When in a state of toxicity, the liver can heat up and become sluggish. Celery juice helps to cool this heat and purge the toxins contributing to toxicity.

2. Celery juice increases the production of stomach acid, thus reducing symptoms of GORD and reflux. Stomach acid production can become weak due to poor diets, high alcohol intake, environmental toxins, smoking etc. When our stomach acid levels are not optimal, food does not get broken down properly and can ferment in the gut, creating symptoms of GORD. This becomes a breeding ground for pathogens and you may find yourself with infections such as H.pylori and SIBO. If stomach acid is sufficient, pathogens will not be able to survive!


Additionally, celery juice improves liver function and bile production, aiding the break down of fats. When the liver is sluggish and bile production is weak, fats are not optimally broken down and can lead to diarrhoea, gut fermentation, nausea and malnutrition!

3. Celery juice mostly consists of water, which is perfect for helping you stay hydrated. Just one glass of celery juice in the morning is enough to rehydrate you from the night time dehydration! If you are someone who does not like drinking water, celery juice might be a great alternative.


Additionally, the naturally occurring sodium in celery can help replace lost electrolytes post exercise or sweating. These sodium molecules are naturally antiseptic and have been shown to have the ability to break down pathogen cell membranes!

4. Celery juice has the ability to reduce inflammation and pain within the body. It's rich in phytonutrients which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Due to the increased toxicity in our modern day world, we are constantly exposed to toxins which cause oxidative stress and harm. Celery juice helps to reverse this oxidative and free radical damage within the body and ensure our cells stay healthy! High antioxidants in the diet have been shown to reduce heart disease risk, obesity and cancer pathogenesis. Antioxidants also contribute to skin health and healthy aging!


Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, celery juice has had high success managing cases of arthritic pain, back pain and gastrointestinal inflammation!

5. Celery juice is packed full of nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin K

  • Calcium

  • Magnesium

  • Zinc

  • Copper

  • Folate

  • Iron

  • B vitamins, including Biotin

Regularly consuming nutrient dense foods such as celery juice contributes to cell health, healthy aging, vitality, energy, cardiovascular health, brain health, gut health etc!


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