Celery Juice And Celery Juicers
Celery Juice: What’s all the hype?
Fresh celery juice has recently gained immense popularity and is currently trending amongst health and fitness enthusiasts, with some people even touting it as a miracle drink that can cure a host of health issues. The trend has been fuelled by numerous celebrity endorsements and influencers, including Antony Williams the ‘Medical Medium’ but is there any scientific basis for the claims being made?
In this article, we will explore the benefits of celery juice and why it’s become a go-to drink for so many people. We’ll also take a brief look at a few of the best juicers for celery.
Nutritional Benefits of Celery Juice
Celery juice is packed with nutrients. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, and B vitamins, as well as abundant minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. It also contains dozens of different antioxidants, which help to protect your cells from the damage caused by free radicals.
One of the unique properties of celery juice is its high concentration of natural sodium and other minerals. Unlike table salt, which is highly processed, natural sodium is a beneficial electrolyte that’s vital for the proper functioning of your body. It helps to regulate blood pressure, maintain hydration in balance, and support the nervous system. For this reason, celery juice is often recommended as a natural alternative to sports drinks, which are often high in processed sugar and artificial ingredients.
Another advantage is its ability to help with digestive health. Celery contains pectin, which has been shown to improve digestion and reduce inflammation in the gut. Drinking celery juice on an empty stomach can help to stimulate digestive enzymes and promote bowel movements. Apple juice is another great source of pectin and it makes a truly delicious combination with celery juice for an even more restorative sports drink.
Why Celery Juice is Popular
So why has juicing celery become one of the latest health crazes? One reason is its potential to aid in weight loss. Celery juice is low in calories and high in fibre, which can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. It also contains a bioflavonoid compound called Apigenin, which has been shown to have anti-obesity properties and is also believed to have anti-cancer effects.
Juicing celery is also popular amongst those looking to improve their skin health. The high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins in celery juice can help to reduce inflammation and allegedly prevent premature aging. Many people have reported clearer, brighter skin after incorporating fresh celery juice into their daily routine.
Celery juice is also a popular choice for those looking to detox. The natural sodium and potassium in celery juice help support the liver and kidneys, which are responsible for eliminating toxins from the body. Drinking fresh celery juice can also help to alkalise the body, which is thought to reduce inflammation and improve overall health.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons that it is currently enjoying wider popularity is its promotion by ‘Medical Medium’ Antony Williams, who is currently partnered with Omega to endorse a couple of their juicers that are optimised for juicing celery.
Mr Williams has gained a significant following in recent years, with many people turning to him for health advice and guidance. He claims to have psychic abilities that allow him to communicate with the spirit of a 200-year-old physician, who provides him with medical information and diagnoses. Who’d have thought that a dead doctor from the 19th century would be the one to figure out that celery juice is a miracle cure for all kinds of ailments? Here at UK Juicers however, we haven’t yet been tempted to consult the spirit realms when seeking nutritional advice!
Choosing a Celery Juicer
If you’re interested in incorporating celery juicing into your daily routine, it’s essential to invest in a high-quality juicer. a celery juicer needs to be powerful enough to extract juice from between the tough stringy fibres of celery stalks, without overheating the motor or causing clogging. Very few juicers can juice whole celery stalks without cutting them into small pieces first.
Centrifugal juicers do a great job of juicing celery quickly if speed is your first priority. View our range here.
The two Omega Celery Juicer models that are endorsed by professional ghost botherer Antony Williams are the MM900 and the MM1500. These are horizontal masticating juicers that both do a great job of crushing and grinding celery to produce a more nutrient dense juice than you can get from a centrifugal model. What distinguishes these juicers from other horizontal models is that they have an additional pulp restrictor nozzle specifically designed to improve the extraction of celery juice.
The Sana 606 and Sana 707 are in our opinion even better horizontal masticating juicers for celery and they also have optional celery specific pulp restrictors. They carry the dual advantage of coming from one of the best juicer factories in the world, and zero associations with paranormal jiggery pokerers.
The ultimate celery juicer in our range is the Kuvings REVO830. It has a separate feed tube specifically designed to take whole celery stalks without chopping and it also wins the contest for best juice extraction, without the need for extra attachments. Read our in depth review of the award winning REVO830 here.
In conclusion, celery juice is a nutrient-dense drink that offers a host of health benefits. From supporting digestive health and proper hydration, to aiding in weight loss and improving skin health, it has become a go-to drink for many health and fitness enthusiasts. If you’re interested in having fresh celery juice regularly, it would be helpful to invest in one of the high-quality celery juicers mentioned above, and also to choose organic celery for your juicing whenever possible. If you can get celery with some leaves still attached, juicing those adds even more health benefits. Happy juicing!