Green drinks are all the rage right now, and this includes celery juice. Just be sure it’s blended! It may not sound that appealing, but there is some research that suggests drinking this could offer a host of benefits. This humble stalk does much more than stir Bloody Marys or ferry raisin “ants” across peanut butter. Celery supports everything from gut health to the immune system.
Registered dietician Julie Ching notes that juicing isn’t recommended as it doesn’t include all the nutrients and can cause distorted eating habits.
Here are 10 health benefits of celery juice and why you should add it to your diet today.
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Always blend the celery until smooth, add water if it’s too thick, but a beverage made with celery can up your fiber intake. According to the USDA, the drink contains 4-grams of the filling stuff.
Fiber is prebiotic, which means it feeds the beneficial bacteria that inhabit your intestines. You need these critters. They aid in digestion and even keep your immune system working correctly. Furthermore, fiber pulls water into your large intestine, making your stools softer. If you struggle with constipation, drinking blended celery juice can ease the go. (Here are some more Easy Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet).