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6 Important Things You Should Know About Celery Juice Benefits for Better Health

Celery juice has a wide variety of essential nutrients and vitamins

Celery’s antioxidant properties protect against chronic diseases

Celery juice helps the body stay hydrated thanks to electrolytes

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Bajaj Finserv Health
November 19th, 2021
8 mins read

Celery is a fibrous vegetable that has many health benefits. Celery juice is rich in nutrients and contains phytochemicals. These have a host of positive effects on your body. Celery is known as one of the best weight loss drinks. While it shouldn’t be the sole way to get in shape, it works wonders. Ideally, you should consume it as a part of an overall healthy diet plan. No doubt there are many celery benefits, but moderation is key.

Read on to learn more about the health benefits of celery, and how to include it in your diet.

Seven celery juice benefits

High on nutritive value

Celery stalks have a lot of nutrition packed in them. In fact, it is more beneficial than the juice as the fiber is when you juice it. That said, one cup of celery juice provides the following nutrients [1]:

  • 42.5 kcal
  • 2g of protein
  • 9.5g of carbohydrates
  • 94.4mg – 8% of the Daily Value (DV) of calcium
  • 26mg – 7% of the DV of magnesium
  • 9% of the DV of sodium
  • 14% of the DV of potassium
  • 5g of sugar
  • 5% of the DV of phosphorus
  • 7% of the DV of Vitamin A
  • 16% of the DV of Vitamin C
  • 74% of the DV of Vitamin K

The fiber content is less in its juice form. So, make sure you include celery juice in a fiber-rich diet to meet your recommended daily value of fiber as well.

Low sugar content

Compared to other options like energy drinks, sodas, or even other sweet fruit juices, celery juice is a much healthier alternative. One cup (240 ml) of celery juice provides only 5 grams of sugar. Plus, this is naturally occurring sugar, not due to added sweeteners. Many of the beverages mentioned above have a high quantity of added sugar, which can quickly add to your daily calorie intake. This can lead to weight gain. It can also increase your risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. So, apart from helping you stay healthy and reduce your sugar intake, it also helps lower your overall calorie intake for the day.

Additional Read: Got a Sweet Tooth? Here are 6 Vital Benefits of Quitting Sugar!

High level of hydration

Celery contains a high amount of water as up to 95% of celery is water. It also contains electrolytes and so the juice can help you stay hydrated. Getting enough fluids to keep your body functioning properly is important. A healthy level of hydration helps your body manage metabolic process, such as [2]:

  • body temperature
  • digestion
  • brain function and cognition
  • nutrient delivery and absorption
  • optimal kidney functioning, including waste management and excretion

Antioxidant properties

Celery contains compounds like caffeic acid and apigenin [3]. These are antioxidants that bind with free radicals in your body to reduce oxidative stress. Free radicals can damage your cells and increase risks of disease. Regularly consuming foods that have a high level of antioxidants can decrease the overall rate of chronic disease.

Fresh celery isolated on white background

Anti-inflammatory properties

Celery juice contains phytonutrients. These are plant compounds that can reduce inflammation in your body. Celery also contains flavones that also have anti-inflammatory properties. This is a great benefit as inflammation can trigger degenerative diseases like:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease [4].

Additional Read: Why a Healthy Diet Plan is Crucial to Maintaining Good Health

Ability to lower blood pressure

Celery contains a phytochemical that is able to relax your artery wall tissue. This means that blood flow is easier. This reduces the effort your cardiac muscles have to put into pumping blood and can lower your blood pressure.

Detox water recipes

Celery juice recipe: Wash and clean celery stalks and put them into a juicer. You can also use a blender to blend the stalks. You can either filter or strain it to get the juice, or leave it as is to include some extra fiber. Whether you are using a juicer or blender, remember to add some water beforehand.

Recipe for infused waters: A delicious way to drink more water is by infusing it with different fruits, veggies, spices or herbs. This will help you stay hydrated and aid the regular metabolic functioning of your body. Simply add a combination of ingredients to your container, add cold water, and mix well. Let it slowly infuse over the course of a few hours. You can refrigerate it if you prefer cold water. This is a great way to have celery as well as you can add stalks in the water for fresh flavor.

To learn how celery juice can be an optimal part of your well-rounded diet, consult a nutritionist for personalized advice. Find a healthcare professional near you on Bajaj Finserv Health and be your healthiest self!

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

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