A Good Tip from the Soil

Learn why drinking celery juice is trending and how it may benefit your health.

Not just for veggie trays anymore, the popularity of juicing celery has taken IG feeds by storm. When author and blogger Anthony William’s unsubstantiated claims about celery juice went viral, many stores were having trouble keeping celery in stock as throngs of would-be juicers spiked the demand for the humble vegetable.

So what’s all the fuss about? Low in calories and loaded with nutrients, many claim that it is great for your hair, skin and nails; promotes weight loss, heart health and bone density; reduces inflammation and helps fight a host of chronic diseases.

While the jury is still out on what all the celery juice health benefits really are, there have been some promising studies pointing to potential positive effects. Celery does contain many vitamins and minerals, including the following:

Vitamins A, K, and C
Beta-carotene
Molybdenum
Folate
Potassium
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin B2 and B6
Phosphorous
Magnesium
Calcium
Copper

Juicing any plant allows you to consume more of it in a serving, but keep in mind that it also removes much of the fiber. Some experts say that eating fresh celery is more beneficial for that reason, as fiber is known to promote weight loss, gut health and more.

So what does it taste like? Earthy and slightly bitter, it has a fresh, grassy flavor. Some love it and others mask it by adding some ginger, lemon, apple or cucumber juice to the mix.

If you are looking to try the trend, you can grab freshly pressed celery juice on-the-go from our juice bar in-store! Or pick up a bunch of organic celery from our market and make it at home with your juicer or blender.

Celery Juice: Are the Benefits Real? UC Davis Health Newsroom, Jan. 29, 2019.

https://health.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/13540

Lillis, Charlotte. Does Celery Juice Have Health Benefits? Medical News Today, Apr. 10, 2019.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324932.php

Cassata, Cathy. Celery Juice, Healthy or Hype? Healthline.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/celery-juice-healthy-or-hype#Is-it-healthy-to-join-the-trend?

Daraei, Nahid, M.S. and Kooti, Wessam, M.S. A Review of the Antioxidant Activity of Celery (Apium graveolens L). US National Library of Medicine, Jul. 13, 2017.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871295/

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