Love it or hate it, celery juice has quickly become a huge health trend of 2019. In fact, just in the United States alone, sales of celery juice increased by 454% in the span of just 3 months. Some restaurants even added the effervescent green drink to their menus. But are the benefits of celery juice really as amazing as people claim it to be?
Just what ARE the benefits of celery juice?
At the time of writing, there are over 90,000 tags on Instagram for #celeryjuice. While it’s an ingredient that’s used in many power juices to boost people’s energy, stamina and immune systems, it was less popular to drink on its own. Until recently.
The Medical Medium blog claims that drinking 16 ounces (a pint or approximately 450ml) of celery juice every day, while on an empty stomach, does wonders for combatting a whole host of illnesses. These include eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diabetes, to name a few.
The benefits of celery juice revolve around its power as a powerful anti-inflammatory.
But is it true?
However, is there any basis behind these sudden revolutionary benefits of celery juice?
These claims come from New York bestselling author, Anthony William. He describes himself as the “Originator of Global Celery Juice Movement.” But William isn’t the creator of celery juice, obviously!
The trend has seemingly taken off as William claims more than 200 million followers are following his guidelines. He hasn’t shown any scientific evidence for its effectiveness but points to the before and after images offered by people who tried the diet.
This isn’t to say celery juice isn’t helpful. After all, it contains anti-oxidants that support our immune system.
As with all diets, we recommend having balanced nutrition and not leaning too heavily on one food source. Rome wasn’t built in a day. And our health won’t improve that drastically in such a short amount of time.
Celery juice probably isn’t the miracle drink that it’s hyped up to be. But a cup a day every so often can’t hurt!