Sarah Gale Nutrition

Celery Juice Elixir

18 January 2019

Drink a glass of celery juice every morning and reap the health benefits. Sounds simple enough. But is this something we should all be doing?

Celery is a great source of potassium, vitamin K and flavonoids which can help boost your antioxidant intake, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. So we can all agree celery is a great food to include in our diets.

The latest health trend was started by Anthony William, “the Medical Medium” who has a cult following of celebrities for his holistic approach but I feel it is important to point out has no medical license or nutritional qualifications. William terms celery juice as a miracle superfood claiming it can change somebody’s life fixing digestion problems, constipation, gas, bloating, acid reflux, acne, UTIs and even ADHD. It has even been claimed to reverse infertility.

But before you go and strip the shops of its celery, is there any science to back up these claims?

Sadly, no. The mechanisms that William describes have not be proven and there is no science behind the supposed health benefits.

Whilst science can’t prove that celery juice is a cure all, people are feeling the benefits including improved digestion and increased energy. This could well be down to the fact that celery is 95% water, so drinking a glass of water first thing could in essence provide the same benefits – and be cheaper, easier and a lot less hassle!

Further, juicing strips away the beneficial fibre that helps keep you full, feed the healthy bacteria in your gut and generally improve gut health.

If you are looking for celery juice to fix all your health problems, I have to sadly tell you that this is highly unlikely. We often get fixated on one food or drink to resolve all of our health issues, but in reality this just isn’t the case and no one food can replace the benefits of a balanced and varied diet. If you enjoy the taste of celery juice, then go ahead and include it, but it should always be consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet.