The Many Benefits Of Celery Juicing

Freshly juiced celery. Photo Fitrition Freshly juiced celery. Photo Fitrition Have you heard about the latest health craze? If you haven’t heard about it or seen pictures on Instagram yet, the practice of drinking celery juice every morning has come into the spotlight with an apparently endless list of touted benefits, such as supporting weight loss, helping digestion, reducing bloating, helping clear up eczema and psoriasis, fighting infections, helping prevent urinary tract infections, high blood pressure, and ulcers, neutralizing and flushing out toxins from the liver, and much more.

They say the best time to drink celery juice is in the morning on an empty stomach, aiming for about 16 ounces. If that seems like too much for you, start with 8 ounces and gradually increase the amount. It doesn’t seem as if increasing your vegetable intake could ever be dangerous, but there is some sodium in celery juice, so be careful if you need to watch your sodium intake. As always, check with your doctor before starting a new fitness regime.

If you decide you want to try making celery juice all you need is some fresh celery stalks and a juicer or high-speed blender and a strainer of some kind, such as a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. If you aren’t up to making it yourself, head over to Fitrition located at 30-09 Steinway Street. Among their many healthy drinks and treats they offer celery juice and can help answer any questions you may have.—Melissa Mennona

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