So only a few weeks to go till 2021 and I thought it was about time to do a blog on probably the quickest way to give yourself an injection of nutrition. Before I go any further into the wonders of celery juicing, I need to give credit where it’s due and say that this information comes from Anthony William. However, whilst I used to think it was going to be the cure all for everyone, I’ve now come to realise that as with most things, it very much needs to be integrated into people’s diet in individual ways, that takes into account where each person is at. And I’ve also realised that overdoing it can lead to a few problems – but more on that later.
The wonderful benefits of celery!
So why is celery juicing so good for improving health and overcoming chronic conditions? Celery contains numerous mineral salts that our bodies are dependent upon to function properly – you can taste this in the distinct, salty flavour celery has. Through juicing celery you get the benefits of more of these chemicals in one go – let’s face it, how many celery stalks can you munch your way through on a daily basis? These chemicals are thought to help with inflammation, and also restore stomach acid levels, which means it’s potentially a good thing for anyone with gut related problems or autoimmune conditions. These salts also support the adrenals, which are often overworked. From my own experience, I know it’s helped with headaches, skin health, gut health and restless legs – I definitely notice an improvement in energy levels when I do celery juicing on a regular basis.
How much juice do you need?
Now here is where I differ from Anthony William. He recommends 16oz/ 450ml a day on an empty stomach, even if you have to build up to it slowly. This part is really important – it’s powerful stuff and for a lot of people that would be far too much and would send you running to the nearest loo! So yes, building up slowly is good and most people will then be fine on 450mls. A lot of people then feel because they can manage this, why not have that 2 times a day, or even 3? I’m not saying this wouldn’t be a good thing for some people, but I tried that and I can tell you first hand it was too much for my gut which became a little unbalanced for a few months afterwards. So my personal view is less is more! Better to have a small glass once a day.
Is it for everyone?
Just because celery juicing is great for most people, it doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Firstly some people can’t stand the taste and it’s just too much for them. But also I’ve had a few clients who say they even if they start with a small amount, it just doesn’t suit them and they don’t feel good from it. So my feeling is that it isn’t going to be for everyone across the board, but for the vast majority of people, a small glass of celery juice a day will do wonders for your health! Do just make sure you build up slowly, and if you don’t mind the taste, it works best if you just sip it slowly rather than down it in one go. Always make sure you have it on an empty stomach – some people find first thing in the morning is best but I personally can’t hack it that early, so prefer it later on in the day. If you can then do get organic celery – luckily in the UK organic celery is pretty cheap and readily available.
So maybe make celery juicing part of 2021!