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5 Benefits of Celery Juice

I had a request from a reader on the benefits of celery juice and, since it is one of my favorite vegetables to juice, thought I would bring it to the top of the list and post this early.  Celery juice has been prized as a cure-all as far back as the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans.   Though it has less chlorophyll than most green vegetables, it is a nutrient dense powerhouse and when juiced, provides even more health benefits.  Stanford School of  Medicine reports that 1 cup of fresh juice provides the same nutrition as five cups of the same fruit or vegetable in its whole state.   That means you can pack a phyto nutrient punch simply by juicing (and blending) your vegetables and fruits!

Celery is on the Dirty Dozen list of highest amount of pesticides.  Buy organic if possible.  Make sure you check out our whole list of the Dirty Dozen, Clean 15.

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Below you will find the top 5 health benefits of celery juice to jump start your own cleansing routine:

  1. Drinking fresh celery juice neutralizes acidity, alkalizes the body (a Standard American Diet is very acid forming), and balances the body’s pH. A slightly alkaline pH is essential to good health (and fertility). Celery juice also rehydrates the body and replaces electrolytes so it is a fantastic and much healthier alternative to Gatorade and other sports drinks.
  2. Celery juice contains many anti-cancer compounds and reduces the risk of certain cancers including colon and stomach cancer. It has also been shown to lower bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure as good or better than many prescription medications.
  3. Drinking celery juice helps balance weight by helping to reduce cravings for rich or sweet foods. Celery juice also aids weight loss, reduces cellulite and puffiness by acting as a diuretic and reducing inflammation. Want to shed those post-baby pounds?  Forget the protein bars.  Drink celery juice.
  4. Celery juice is calming and cooling. It has a calming effect on the entire nervous system and helps balance body temperature during extreme heat.
  5. Drinking fresh celery juice also prevents constipation and reduces the risk of calcification in the body such as kidney, urinary and gall bladder stones.

Celery leaves are high in Vitamin A and the root is high in Vitamins B1,B2,B6 and Vitamin C.  It is an excellent source calcium, potassium, folic acid, essential amino acids, and phosphorous.  Drinking fresh celery juice is an easy way to promote overall wellness and practice preventative health measures. Try combining fresh celery juice with apple and carrot juices and  many vegetable juices for delicious flavor combinations with different health benefits.

Some juice recipes that can use celery as a base are:

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19 replies
  1. Sara
    Sara says:

    I love to eat raw celery but it never occurred to me to juice it. I will definitely try it with apple and carrot juice. Thanks for tips! =)

  2. Kenya G. Johnson
    Kenya G. Johnson says:

    Thanks for the article. Dr. Oz touch on just one of these points this week and I wanted to know more. You saved me some research. I don’t think I could bare celery juice on its own but all these benefits makes me want to give it a try.

  3. Carla Barilá Karam
    Carla Barilá Karam says:

    Jacqueline… thank you so much!! I have had to really change my diet… no more red meat and pork, minimal chicken … but plenty of vegies and certain fish. I recently found out that my cholesterol was way too high… so your post on celery juice has given me something else to add to my diet 🙂

  4. Pamela / Pamela's Heavenly Treats
    Pamela / Pamela's Heavenly Treats says:

    Thanks for this! We love celery over here, and my husband uses the juicer he hasnt juiced a celery but i will let him know. I know he will love it!

  5. Leigh
    Leigh says:

    I’ve never heard about the “dirty dozen” as far as pesticides go. Thank you – i’ll be sure to buy orgnaic for those!

  6. Cheryl
    Cheryl says:

    I have never juiced and have been wanting to get going with it and I love celery Now I want to try it more than ever. Thanks for sharing this info!!

  7. Jane
    Jane says:

    I use celery in soups and also in salads but have never tried the juice. I know people drink celery but somehow I don’t like its taste. But given these benefits, I should give it a go.

  8. Mary
    Mary says:

    I just found a good source of celery seeds and will used them with rosemary, cinnamon, chill powder, and turmeric. I will grind them first. I have found that eating a lot of celery helps with my urine flow and seems to strengthen my stream. I don’t have to use the washroom as often when I eat a lot of celery. though I don’t mind the vegetable, I am hoping that the seeds will be as helpful.
    My dog needs to be on aspirin but before giving her any celery seeds I will have to find out if there are any possible problems.

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  11. Rachel Harling
    Rachel Harling says:

    I hate celery. I can’t stand the taste or smell of it. How can I get the benefits from it without the added yuck factor? Is there anything that will kill the celery taste and smell so that I can drink it??

    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Add an apple, some ginger, maybe some beet?? These all are wonderful enzymatic juices that can mask the celery.

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  13. vkhkozenko
    vkhkozenko says:

    Another way to consume Celery is as follows:

    2 people

    Celery – 4 to 5 sticks (diced up)
    H2o – 3 cups

    Cover & simmer 12 – 15 minutes

    Eat the celery & drink the water (hot or cold)

    This is what I have every second day…. 🙂

  14. Warren
    Warren says:

    Thank you all. I have gout BAD!!! It has taken over my body. I’m sure It’s because of my past diet over the years. . I am going to go on a celery juice fast and see if it will flush the acid waste from my body. I will let the post know. 10/01/2015

    Thank you,


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