Celery has an established reputation as a “superfood” due to its wealth of nutrition and health benefits that it possesses.
These health benefits include reducing high blood pressure, inflammation and high cholesterol.
Celery is also known to prevent the growth of cancerous cells, prevent obesity, thyroid issues and skin break out.
Here’s a quick look at the nutritional value that drinking 1 glass of celery juice (240ml):
- Calories: 42.5
- Protein: 2g
- Carbs: 9.5g
- Sugar: 5g
- Calcium: 8% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Magnesium: 7% of the DV
- Phosphorus: 5% of the DV
- Potassium: 14% of the DV
- Sodium: 9% of the DV
- Vitamin A: 7% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 16% of the DV
- Vitamin K: 74% of the DV
In addition, celery is also a good source of the following nutrients:
- Dietary fiber
Some might have concerns that after it has been juiced, the celery would contain far less nutrients as compared to just eating it as a whole vegetable.
However, with cold press juicing, nutrition loss is kept to a minimum due to its low speed and low heat juice extraction method, unlike high speed blenders that uses metal blades that oxidises the ingredients.
Thus, you get to consume celery in a more delicious juice form with the retained nutritional goodness of the whole vegetable!
Health Benefits of Celery Juice
In addition to the wealth of nutrients, drinking celery juice on a regular basis also has these added health benefits:
1) Good source of hydration
Celery comprises of 95% water, making it a fantastic ingredient to juice and stay hydrated with.
Maintaining your hydration levels is crucial as it helps to regulate body temperature, prevent infections, delivery nutrients to your cells, and keep your organs functioning properly.
Staying hydrated also significantly improves sleep quality, brain activity and general mood.
2) Low in Sugar
Celery juice is superior to juicing other fruits due to its low sugar content.
A 240ml cup of celery juice only yields 5 grams of sugar, 4 times lower that of a cup of orange juice, which contains 20g of sugar.
This means that you’ll be less susceptible to diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, which are common health problems associated with high sugar intake, by choosing to drink celery juice.
The low sugar content of celery juice also means that it slows down the process of glycation, thus slowing down skin aging and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3) Improves skin health
Additionally, drinking celery juice helps to better regulate the flow of nutrients to your skin due to its hydrating effects.
Celery juice also packs many nutrients that boosts skin health, including vitamin A, B, C and K, fibre, magnesium, and zinc.
Lastly, celery juice is high in antioxidant, which helps protect your skin and allows it to rejuvenate more effectively.
4) Reduce inflammation in the body
Celery juice contains a wealth of phytochemicals, including polyacetelene, which helps to ease gout, chronic joint pains and rheumatoid arthritis.
Additionally, these phytochemicals help to reduce blood pressure and oxidative stress as well.
Try juicing a cup of celery juice with a Hurom cold press juicer today: https://huromsingapore.com/blogs/recipes/celery-juice