Celery Juice

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My doctor suggested I start drinking a small glass of celery juice every afternoon a few weeks back. Not being a big fan of celery in general, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste and how immensely refreshing it is! Impressed and curious, I did a little research and found that celery is all kinds of good for you:

Fights cancer – celery juice contains eight different types of anticancer substances that can prevent or even heal certain types of cancer, including phytonutrients which help fight free radicals.

Lowers cholesterol – naturally reduces bad cholesterol while boosting good cholesterol.

Reduces blood pressure – compounds called pthalides aid in relaxing muscles and reducing stress hormones which cause blood vessels to constrict.

Anti-inflammatory – phytonutrients including polyacetylene reduce inflammation and help relieve rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.

Hydrating – celery is very alkaline and contains minerals, amino acids and vitamins that may hydrate your body twice as effectively as a glass of water.

Diuretic – potassium and sodium stimulates a natural diuretic effect that flushes toxins from the body, promoting weight loss as well as eliminating and preventing gallstones and kidney stones.

Aids digestion – celery is high in fiber and contains nutrients that aid bowl movements and work as a natural laxative to relieve constipation.

Benefits skin – antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and alkalinity (which helps balance acid levels throughout the body) all work to promote healthy skin.

Promotes restful sleep – celery is high in magnesium which helps calm nerves promoting relaxation and restful sleep.