It’s no secret that we’re major advocates of the healing benefits of a full-fledged organic juice cleanse, but we also know the enormous power in adding organic, cold-pressed goodness to your life on the regular.
Recently, there’s been a wave of focus around the juice from one unassuming veggie in particular – celery. While this tall, slender green beauty has been a staple in our signature green juice menu line-up since the beginning of time, in light of the recent attention around drinking celery each morning for an effective and simple daily detox, one of our founders took a deep dive into this up and coming detox ritual…and the results have her (and all of us here at Project Juice) convinced.
Rachel Malsin, one of our co-founders and the mastermind behind many of our products, put the magical elixir of pure celery juice with a squeeze of lemon to the test. Each morning for seven days, she drank-up the green juice on an empty stomach. According to Malsin, the first morning that she had the celery juice came after an extra indulgent dinner out with a girlfriend the evening prior, “So the calming effects of the celery juice on my digestive system were almost immediately noticeable. That was a win!”
As someone who suffers from multiple food allergies, Rachel is extremely in tune with how various foods affect her mood, digestion and energy. So when Rachel reported on day three that she felt “phenomenal” after her morning celery juice, we were excited to hear more details. She said, “the low-grade stomach bloat that I usually encounter at some point during the day has completely vanished and my energy was better even though I was not having my morning coffee.”
Rachel was loving her new morning ritual, so in preparation of sharing with our PJ family (that’s you all!), we dove further into the research around the powers of pure celery.
Here’s some of what we have to share around the benefits:
Nutrition: This crunchy superfood is a great source of Vitamins A, C, and K, folic acid, phosphorus, sodium, and amino acids. Celery also contains beneficial beta carotene, iron, and calcium.
PSA: Make sure to opt for organic celery since it is one of the foods on the dirty dozen! In its conventional form, celery is one of the most highly sprayed produce with chemicals and pesticides.
Hydration & Reduction of bloat: Celery has a high electrolyte content (magnesium and potassium) which allows your body to bring in nutrients and lock in hydration on a deep cellular level so your muscles and nerves can function properly! Just one stalk of celery contains 19% of the recommended daily value of electrolytes. At the same time, celery also acts a natural diuretic for excess water (AKA: bloat) that your cells hold.
Brain Function: Celery contains mineral salts, which are essential to keeping your body and mind healthy! The mineral salts found in celery are the ultimate brain food! They support electrical impulse activity and facilitate communication between neurons. Maintaining optimal levels of mineral salts in your body can reduce brain fog and improve memory.
Digestion: There have been several testimonials about how life-changing celery juice is. The high concentration of natural sodium in celery can help you absorb and utilize the rest of the food you consume throughout the day. This makes celery a great addition to your daily wellness routine! The enzymes in celery work to raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach that aids digestion and destroys unwanted bacteria, fungi, and viruses that enters the stomach.
Consuming celery regularly can help relieve constipation and protect against digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Combats inflammation: Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants which work to combat free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body. It is known to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and to contribute to prevention of heart disease and cancer.
Heart Health: Nitrate-rich celery contains a compound called 3-n-butyl phthalide (3nB), which has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure. This compounds helps relax the smooth muscles in the walls of the blood vessels and increase blood flow.
Slimmer Waistline: Celery contains special nutrients in its fibers which are activated upon juicing and act as a natural diuretic. This helps reduce bloating while flushing out toxins for a slimmer you! It helps reverse the damage of unhealthy food choices and relaxes nerves.
With all of the available info we found, Rachel’s own positive experience and the mounds of other testimonials we came across, we decided it was time for us to deliver you an easy way to add celery juice to your wellness arsenal.
Drumroll please, meet Daily Celery Detox!
Our new celery juice contains 1 pound of cold pressed celery and is enhanced with a big squeeze of lemon! Instead of your morning coffee, try drinking celery juice upon rising on an empty stomach. You’ll get a nearly instant energy boost with a big longer-term pay-off! Keep us posted on your results.
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