Celery is a plant that grows in the form of ribs. Most ribs of celery are light green in color but those that are grown in the shade will be white in color. Celery has a salty, sometimes tangy taste which makes it very popular as an additive to juices and soups. Celery is also often consumed whole. Drinking celery juice and blood pressure are related factors. Celery juice is reputed to help with high blood pressure and is known to have a calming effect on the body.
The benefits of celery are associated with its varied nutritional content. Celery contains Vitamins B2, B6, C and K among others. There are also many other nutrients apart from vitamins. Iron, folic acid, potassium and calcium are found in celery. Celery juice has been used as a natural remedy for many years. Because it is a natural product, an individual can consume it without having any adverse health reactions.
The calming effect of celery has been linked to the fact that it helps to reduce stress hormones which are responsible for causing stress. The nervous system is said to be benefited by consuming celery. A juice fast with Celery juice is known to help with cleaning the body of toxins.
Toxins often accumulate in the gall bladder and the kidneys causing stones to develop in these areas. The presence of these toxins may also harm the liver which is a vital organ of the body. Celery juicing benefits the body reduce its toxin level and is thus responsible for reducing the occurrence of kidney stones and gallbladder stones. These stones inhibit the functioning of the organ and may cause infections or diseases to develop within these organs.
Celery juice is also known to reduce the rate of tumor development. Celery is therefore regarded as an inhibitor of cancer although it cannot cure cancer once it has developed. The benefits of celery juice are best experienced when an individual consumes the juice mixed in with other juices.
One could therefore use any of the celery juice recipes and consume it for an added health benefit. On its own, the taste may be too strong for an individual to handle. Celery juice is therefore mixed in with other natural juices to produce a juice that is extremely healthy and beneficial to the individual’s system.
One can consume this type of juice twice or thrice a week and experience the benefits of celery that it brings to the body. The ability of celery to relax the body also helps other body functions take place more efficiently and without so much stress.
Traditionally, celery juice is recommended for menstrual problems in women, asthma sufferers, those who have constipation problems, for mild fever, in order to retain fluid in the body, for gout attacks, to relieve headache, treat inflammation, insomnia, kidney, liver, lung disorders, nervous problems and for weight reduction.
Further, celery juice is recommended for people with high acidity due to calcification and degenerative bones and joints. Regular intake of celery juice can help eliminate calcium deposits even before accumulation in the body.
BY Tim Buchalka