Celery juice is one of the most amazing healing foods. After doing lots of research I’ve decided to drink celery juice every morning as part of my spring liver cleanse. Spring is the ideal time to for a liver cleanse.
In this post, I give you a little information about your liver and how celery juice detoxes your liver and heals your gut.
Many clients come to me because they don’t feel well a lot of the time. They don’t have enough energy, they have aches and pains, their stomach isn’t working right or they’re just irritable.
Many people think not feeling 100% is due to getting older. But I have good news for you – it probably has nothing to do with aging. It might be because your body is holding onto too many toxins. If you detoxify your body, these problems could very well disappear.
There have been 80,000 chemicals introduced into our world since the industrial revolution. They can interfere with your energy, your mood, your metabolism and cause weight gain even when you eat a healthy diet.
Research shows the average newborn baby has 287 toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood.
If that’s what a baby is exposed to imagine how many you have to deal with in your life.
Your liver is responsible for getting rid of these toxins. It is the most important organ in your body for eliminating toxins.
The liver is your almighty organ of detoxification.
It’s working overtime to help you sort the pure from the impure. Also, the liver is one of your body’s major multi-taskers. As a modern-day woman, you know about multi-tasking. Just like you, your liver is trying to keep pace with modern-day life. It has so much to do.
Here are some of the many tasks your liver performs. . .
- It filters the blood, scanning for toxins, destroying and disposing of them
- It produces and secretes bile to aid in the digestion of fats
- It manages your carbohydrate metabolism, converting excess glucose for storage and later use, and secreting it as needed
- It’s involved in hormonal regulation, breaking down and discarding excess circulating hormones
And this is why it’s important to cleanse your liver!
Luckily spring is liver cleansing time.
It’s time to welcome the deep detox that this season calls for. It’s time to give your liver a little loving!
We have an amazing body that can handle all the toxins we are exposed to as long as our organs are working well. Cleansing gives our body a chance to flush out toxins and restore its organs so we continue to be good digesters and detoxifiers.
As I said, the liver is the organ responsible for removing these toxins from our body. But if our liver is overworked or congested it can’t do its job properly. This is why it’s important to flush toxins out of your liver with a gentle liver cleanse.
Today I want to tell you about one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods that flush toxins and debris out of the liver and intestinal tract. It’s a powerful healing drink for your body and can even bring ease to your mind and thought patterns. That magical food is celery juice.
Juicing offers many health and nutritional benefits, and the most powerful detoxifying and healing juice is celery juice.
7 Health and Nutritional Benefits of Celery Juice
Celery juice is full of both polyacetylenes and luteolin, both proven in scientific studies to reduce inflammation.
Luteolin can stop certain genes activating; genes that have been linked to a body’s response to inflammation.
Drinking one glass of celery juice a day will reduce your risk of osteoporosis, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal problems and many other inflammatory diseases.
2. Balances Your pH
Celery juice is one of most powerful ways to alkalize your gut. Celery is technically an herb, not a vegetable and is high in bioactive sodium. It also contains cofactor micro trace mineral salts. These are varieties of sodium and other trace minerals and together with celery’s regular sodium raise your body’s pH and rid toxic acids from every crevice of your body, including your gut. This process is ideal to cleanse and repair the intestinal linings.
3. Improves Digestion
When celery is juiced it releases nutrients from its fibers that promote optimal functioning of the digestive system. It acts as a natural laxative and soothes the discomforts of indigestion, bloating, and even acid reflux. It’s good for anyone with IBS, Crohns or other digestive problems.
The natural sodium in celery raises stomach acid. If you drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach it will help you absorb more nutrients from your food the rest of the day. When your food is broken down better it becomes more bioavailable.
The enzymes in celery work to raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests easily and doesn’t ferment. Stomach acid is essential for breaking down food, particularly protein.
Celery juice helps your food digest quickly, you have less gas, less bloating and less inflammation.
In Anthony Williams book Medical Medium, he highly recommends drinking celery juice every day for good digestion. He confirms that healing your digestion is one of the main keys to a healthy body overall. The health of your gut also influences your immune system and mood! Your brain and gut are connected.
4. Purifies The Blood
Celery contains a particular compound called coumarins which promotes the activity of white blood cells and assists the vascular system. This helps the blood flow, reduces blood pressure and purifies the bloodstream.
The sodium in celery also maintains the fluidity of the blood and lymph fluids, preventing them from becoming too thick. The Vitamin A, C, magnesium and iron in celery juice helps to nourish and rebuild red blood cells and is beneficial for people with rheumatism, high blood pressure, arthritis, and anemia.
5. Aids Detoxification
Celery helps with the removal of toxins with better bowel movements and kidney function. When toxins are removed from the body it cleanses the whole system. Celery juice also helps to hydrate the body fully, another way of aiding the detoxification process.
This type of daily cleansing is highly beneficial. You won’t feel as sluggish or as fatigued throughout the day. Your mood gets a boost, you feel happier and are inspired to do more things.
6. Enhance Your Brain and Mood
Anthony Williams also says in his book Medical Medium “Adding celery juice to your diet is the best way to resolve ammonia permeability, an unrecognized condition in which ammonia gas seeps through the intestinal lining and causes health issues such as dental rot and brain fog.
Increased HCL helps break down amino acids which are precursors for creating neurotransmitters, so drinking celery juice makes your smarter.
Since celery is a major alkaline food, it purges the body of toxins and cleanses the liver which soothes tension and stress. It has a relaxing effect on your body, mind and emotions.
Celery has a near perfect balance of electrolytes, so it’s great for your adrenal glands, and for decreasing stress in your body.
7. Better Sleep
The magnesium in celery juice helps relax the nervous system, so you feel tired and calm. It’s one of the best insomnia remedies.
Drinking celery juice also helps to reduce blood pressure. This is a common reason for insomnia because it can raise the stress levels.
Tips For Drinking Celery Juice
It’s best to drink 16 ounces of fresh celery juice daily on an empty stomach to raise hydrochloric acid levels most efficiently. I like to drink it in the morning before anything (before coffee). Start slowly with 8 ounces and work your way up. For additional healing, drink two 16-ounce glasses of fresh celery juice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Use organic celery since it’s on the dirty dozen list, which means it is highly sprayed with chemicals and pesticides.
If you don’t like the taste, juice a cucumber or apple with the celery. It’s a great option to help you get adjusted to the taste. However, there are more benefits when celery juice is consumed alone.
Celery Juice Recipe
Celery juice is one of the most powerful healing juices available to us.
1-2 serving 16 ounces
1 head of celery, stalks separated
- Rinse the celery and run it through a juicer.
- Drink immediately.
- Alternatively, you can chop the celery and blend it in a high-speed blender until smooth. Strain and drink immediately.
NOTE: If you’re new to juicing, mix with cucumber juice for the first few days to give your body a chance to get adjusted.
The liver is an important powerful organ, it has to keep up with the onslaught of toxins from everyday modern life, as well as balancing blood sugar and recycling and producing new hormones. It’s the place where the major, magical detoxification happens.
Celery improves liver health, which can increase your body’s own detox capacities long term. Celery juice is a great way to start the detox process. It has a calming effect on the nervous system and happens to be an amazing blood purifier and eliminates toxins from the body. It serves dual purposes: nervous system support and detoxification.
For a deeper cleanse to flush toxins out of your body and set yourself up to be a good detoxifier for the rest of the year, I invite you to join us for the Nourishing Foods Spring Liver Cleanse. We’ll be drinking celery juice daily. This gentle healing cleanse will give your body a chance to reset, heal, and thrive. You’ll feel lean, light and energized.