There’s been a lot of talk about the benefits of celery recently, so I decided to put it to the test.
The benefits of this green, often stringy vegetable that was only seen as useful for dipping in mayonnaise in the ’80s, is actually loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, K, B6, potassium, and Iron. It also reduces inflammation in the joints and supports healthy digestion.
The last time I had sampled the powerful effects of celery, I had an agonising bout of recurring cystitis a few years ago. I had a 3-hour drive ahead, planned from London to Norfolk to see my family at Christmas, and as I drove through London stopping literally anywhere I could every 15 minutes to find a toilet, I ran into the supermarket and grabbed water and celery for some unknown reason? my body was obviously telling me to try it and by the time I reached Norfolk, it had eased tremendously, I was really impressed.
I highly recommend it as a natural cystitis remedy and far more effective than cranberry juice in my case. It has an alkalising effect, so it calms the bladder and reduces that awful burning sensation that one feels when cystitis flares up. If it is an infection then obviously you need to get antibiotics, but in my case most of the time it was something that would disappear after taking lots of sodium sachets and no infection would show.
My husband and I have been making a raw celery juice every day and freezing it so we have a constant supply. My skin looks better and I’m sleeping better, I’m interested to see how my next menstrual cycle is because I do suffer with PMT so I am going to put it to the test. Watch this space.
I wouldn’t recommend it so much in smoothies, although its fine if you put one stick of celery in, but it’s quite thick so there is a lot of pulp to get through. We’ve just invested in a juicer which extracts the juice making it easier to drink.
This powerful juice is worth a sip, and you never know you might just discover its powerful benefits for yourself, for your own reasons.