Yes, celery is a perfectly fine and nutritious vegetable loved by many a dieter. Its low calorie, high fiber content makes it a favorite for those looking to cut calories. Personally, I like its crunchiness. Now MILLIONS of people are drinking it in it’s juiced form. Why? Let’s back this up a little.
Juicing has been around for a long time but the current celery juice craze seems to be closely related to a man who calls himself “Medical Medium.”
Is he a doctor you might ask? nope. A dietitian? nope. A nutritionist? nope. In fact, he claims he converses with a spirit that started talking to him when he was 4 years old. You can read more about him here
The health benefits that people claim to see when drinking the juice have no scientific backing. Sure, celery has nutritional benefit. It’s a vegetable, like other vegetables it contains vitamins,and minerals, that we need to live a healthy life, if you aren’t eating a well balanced diet you may feel better adding in vegetable juice of any kind.
What I am trying to tell you is that it is not a magic potion. It is not a cure all solution. We do not know the side effects of drinking a whole stalks worth of celery juice every morning, except that many people experience diarrhea. More of a good thing isn’t always a good thing!
In general it is best to eat the whole vegetable for it fiber content, fiber helps slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. Of course, there are always exceptions, I wouldn’t go so far as to say celery juice hasn’t benefited anyone. If you are nutrient deficient then adding in some freshly juiced celery will give you some, not all, of what you are lacking.
Celery juice, like many other health fads, is not the solution. It may be a small part of some peoples solution, but as far as we know it is not the complete answer to weight-loss, gut inflammation or chronic illness.
Eat your veggies, many of them, of all shapes and colours.
That’s all I got, short and sweet!