We are well into 2019 and by now most people have picked up the working out momentum that comes with the New Year. Have you ever noticed how packed the gym is at the start of a New Year and how the crowd slowly decreases as the months pass by? Of course we would all love to not feel like we have to workout, but this is the reality, especially to those of us who feel like ‘this is the year I get that bikini body’. So, as usual we are motivated, ambitious and filled with energy to reach our body goals. So what happens when you fall of physically working out, how can you still maintain a healthy lifestyle without working out as much but still working towards you body goal?
Sure we heard about the 80/20 ratio, that a healthy physical lifestyle consists of an 80% good diet and 20% physical exercise. This is the balance to a successful physically satisfying lifestyle. Basically what we eat has a lot to do with our overall body achievement. Juicing is not a new phenomenon, it’s been a thing for some time, but the health and juicing industry is becoming more and more creative as to which fruits and vegetables are beneficial for consuming. The current trend is Celery juicing. If you’ve ever eaten celery, you would know that it is almost tasteless and is quite chewy (amazing with hummus). This is the only known food that burns more calories than what was consumed of it. Your body works so hard to digest this vegetable that it burns excess calories, meaning it’s super AMAZING!
This new contender in the market comes with loads of benefits and is known to cure anything that you need it to. It literally has the juicing industry booming, trending all over social media, health food stores and even coffee shops. It is the talk of the town, and here is why we think you should know about it and even go as far as to trying it. If you haven’t got on with the juicing trend this should definitely be a motivator.
The Benefits of Celery Juice
All plants are amazing because all plants are filled with benefits, so is celery. The interesting thing about celery is that it is the unusual part of the plant. It grows underground and falls part of the root of a tree. It is the stalk. It has healing powers because it is filled with potassium, vitamin C and K, folate, it reduces chronic inflammation associated with the brain and improves cardiovascular health. Studies even go as far as proving the celery may help in fighting against cancer cells and liver diseases.
Celery can assist in weight loss because it is high in fiber, meaning that you will feel fuller for longer and therefore prolong you eating any unnecessary foods. Also it is filled with antioxidant properties and contains less than 1gm of sugar per rib.
The idea that drinking your meals instead of eating them will lead to weight loss is false. With a well-balanced diet you are meant to feel satisfied after each meal. Drinking Celery juice on an empty stomach and using it as a substitute for meals will not result to this satisfaction. However is great to have it after your meals, as it assists your liver in the process of detoxifying meals.
Although your body does just fine on its own, Celery juice can assist with a much needed cleanse and providing us with beneficial nutrients, especially at the start of a new week as we attempt to continue with a healthy diet.
Medical Medium put forward a list of the Top 21 Questions About Celery about Celery Juice. Some answers to the questions were – “the best time to drink celery juice is in the morning on an empty stomach other than water or lemon water (wait at least 15 to 30 minutes after the lemon before having your celery juice). Celery juice is a medicinal, not a caloric drink, so you’ll still need breakfast afterwards.” “It’s best to drink celery juice immediately after juicing… do not let it go past one day (24 hours).” “Celery juice works best on it’s own. Adding other ingredients to the juice will dilute its medicinal properties. This includes lemon, lime, ginger, apple, orange, leafy greens, carrot, beet, or any other ingredient.”
He also states the reason behind juicing celery versus eating it is because juicing removes the fiber, and that is one way to get the healing and powerful benefits, especially in the case of healing any chronic illnesses. Eating celery should be part of your diet, but you would not be able to get eat enough celery to get the benefits from juicing it. If you are breast feeding apart from the nutritional benefits that come along with celery, it also detoxifies the breast milk, purifying it which is good for your baby as they always consume pure clean milk.
Add it to your list of fruit juices and witness the change that happens within your system. Kylie Jenner and one of the worlds renounced tennis sensations Novak Djokovic are also going on about the amazing super-beneficial celery-juicing trend. Celery juice is definitely a life changing drink that is packed with everything your body many need right now.