People from all walks of life have been sharing testimonials and pictures of how celery juice is fueling their healing from all kinds of acute and chronic illnesses. Autoimmune conditions, eczema, psoriasis, chronic fatigue, acne, allergies, high blood pressure, acid reflux, migraines, addictions – to name a few – just by daily quaffing down a glass of celery juice.
Celery reduces cravings, fires up your cylinders with an increase of energy, calms the nerves, and aids digestion.
The movement of juicing and drinking pure liquid squeezed celery originated with New York Times best-selling author, Anthony William. In his book, Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide, William recommends – every morning – drinking 16 ounces of celery juice and them waiting 15-30 minutes before you eat or drink anything else. For more detailed information see the Medical Medium website. William says celery juice, “can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.”
2 Vegetables & 1 Spice
Celery is two vegetables – and a spice – packaged into one complex plant. Though it doesn’t look like it, celery is part of the carrot family.
Left to flower, celery seeds produce a spectacular spice. The flower is nutritious and the seeds can be made into celery vinegar or when mixed with sea salt, celery salt.
Beneath the soil is the stunningly alien-looking celery root, called celeriac. Some may lose out – put off by an ugly first impression – but this veggie knows how to enhance a palate and keep them coming back for more. It is very delicious roasted or pureed like parsnips or potatoes. Grated up raw, celery gives an excellent flavor with nutty crunch to coleslaw. In some countries, celeriac is an essential household staple, prized for its wonderful qualities.
Celery is high in water and electrolytes and protects the liver from build-ups of threatening lipids. The seed of celery is known to fight against bacterial infections, while polyacetylenes in the whole plant are said to have cancer-protective benefits, aiding the reduction of toxins and tumor formations. With its high sodium content, celery juice is able to dislodge deposits of calcium from the joints, eliminating it safely through the kidneys. It cleanses the liver – and the catalog of phenomenal benefits – goes on and on.
Above the soil is the celery head or the leaf stalks that Americans most commonly use. The leaf stalks are also the section of the plant everyone raves about for juicing.
Below is a representative list of the nutrients found in the juice of celery leaf stalk:
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
Celery is also packed with Phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are not the essential vitamins and minerals that nourish your body, rather they are phenolic antioxidants working to prevent disease and keep the body in proper order.
Phytonutrients have been shown to decrease the oxidative impairment to blood vessel walls and body fats preventing inflammatory reactions. Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are a major factor in developing numerous cancer types. Because of this, though there are voiced some skepticism as to whether it is a myth or a miracle, there are scientists interested in the benefits of celery for cancer prevention.
Why Not Just Eat The Celery?
What makes celery juice a powerhouse drink? Why separate the fiber from the liquid?
Juicing it, they say, transfers enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients into liquid form bypassing the energy it takes to digest and break the food down. But there is something far more to the potency of this liquid gold than just conserving energy and getting fast nutrition.
Water Research from Pollack Laboratories uncovers has uncovered one of nature’s best-kept secrets, the secret of water, which is also the answer of why to juice. In his extraordinary book – Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life – Dr. Gerald Pollard explains the function of a cell. Whether it is the contraction of muscles, sending signals or dividing cells, water is at the center of every function of the cell. His research has challenged the accepted contemporary cell biology. The cytoplasm of the cell is gell-like, highly structured water, and not an aqueous solution. Dr. Pollard has defined this exclusion zone water – EZ water. It is called the forth phase of water, H302, or living water. It is negatively charged, and like batteries, it holds and delivers energy.
When our body takes in water it goes through a process to turn aqueous H20 water into H302 living water for our cells to use. When a plant is juiced it delivers energetic, life-giving, living EZ water – ready made, building a stronger mitochondria.
If you are purchasing celery, protect yourself from the likelihood of pesticides, heavy metals and exposure to contaminants by buying only certified organically grown. Celery is winter vegetable, and is in its prime in November and December.