Celery juice. You’ve heard it hyped up, touted as some sort of miracle elixir that can cure a host of ailments. But what’s the big deal with this trend, and is it really all that?
I decided to take the plunge and discover what celery juice was all about, and see if it lived up to the hype. So I did the celery juice thing for 6 days in a row — every morning, on an empty stomach (well, except for the first morning when I accidentally had my coffee first. You know how it goes). Keep reading for my full dive into this juicy trend and to watch my little video diary documenting all of it!
Where Did The Celery Juice Trend Come From?
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Ok, here’s the long and short of it. There’s this dude named Anthony William (aka the Medical Medium). He started touting the healing powers of celery juice via his Instagram a few years ago, claiming that it can do things like reduce inflammation, clear acne and eczema, improve energy levels, relieve headaches and anxiety, and even assist in mitigating the effects of autoimmune diseases. So, naturally, the trend caught on like wildfire.
At this point we have to say that there’s little evidence to hold up these claims. But the anecdotal evidence speaks for itself. There are tons of before and after photos on William’s Instagram of people claiming huge differences after drinking celery juice every morning, on an empty stomach, for an extended period of time. Why on an empty stomach? Because having other food/beverages in there will lessen the juice’s detoxifying potential.
How Do I Do The Celery Juice Thing?
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If you want to jump on the trend and see if it works, it really can’t hurt (unless you’re allergic to celery). But, as always, we recommend having a quick chat with your doctor before starting any new health/dietary practice.
You’re going to want to load up your fridge with celery. Seriously, stock up. You’ll use one bunch every morning! And if you don’t have a juicer, you might want to get one of those too (we recommend this one from Breville). A blender will work as well — you’ll just want to chop up the celery, blend it, and strain it through a fine-mesh sieve.
If you use a juicer, you’re going to wash your celery stalks, run them through the juicer, discard the pulp, and drink the juice. Yes, it’s really that simple. I also recommend picking up a copy of Anthony William’s book while you’re at it — it will be a valuable resource as you embark on your celery juice adventure!
Let me start off by saying that I have heard some people say the whole celery juice thing was disgusting. They tried it and couldn’t get through it. I say, they’re a lil wimpy — it’s really not that bad at first, and once I got used to it, I actually looked forward to having it in the morning. My least favorite part is just the juicing process, and that’s mostly because I’m lazy and I hate cleaning my juicer. And you really have to make it fresh every morning, so you can’t make a big batch at once to drink throughout the week.
As far as how it made me feel? It definitely made me feel healthier on the whole. But you know how that goes — consume something healthy, you feel healthy. I noticed after a few days it was a bit easier to wake up in the morning and I felt pretty energized after my celery juice. But I would still immediately brew some coffee after (what can I say, I’m an addict).
On the whole? I might just keep doing it! I’m always looking for ways to be healthier, and I really don’t see the harm in continuing. I’ve even started to look forward to my little glass of green juice in the morning!
Have you tried the celery juice craze yet? What were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!
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