I recently embarked on a celery munching health journey and thought what better way to share the pain than to rant about it on my blog!
In all honesty, celery juice first thing in the morning before eating anything else is just painful. When I wake up, the only food I want is a cup of tea and a few naughty Jaffa cakes. Not only that, celery juice tastes and smells horrendous.
So you might be thinking:
‘Makky mate, how are you possibly going to convince your entire single figured fan base to even ponder drinking what essentially looks like grass piss?’
Well…challenge accepted I guess?
Another Instagram hype?
I won’t lie, my first glimpse into the world of celery juicing came through mindlessly scrolling on Instagram. It seems to be a popular trend around these health and fashion gurus. Of course, like a true blogging professional, I took my research outside of Instagram to see if this was a gimmick or celery juice really was worth all the hype.
Heluvalota benefits to this celery juicing
So many studies of people claiming celery juicing alone was able to help alleviate all kinds of pains and illnesses such as high blood pressure.
As inspiring as that can be, I don’t have any illnesses or pains thus far, you know being 20 and all, but I did find some other amazing benefits to celery juicing:
- High in vitamin K which contributes to a healthy and happy heart
- High in vitamin C which your immune system will thank you for
- Helps prevent cancer cells forming
- Rids your body of all kinds of toxins
- Effective at reducing acne
- Helps with weight loss (but isn’t a one-time cure: go to the gym)
How does one celery juice?
By now I may have convinced one or two of the more sceptical out there that this celery juicing business might actually be worth a shot.
A celery shot.
It’s easy and very cheap to purchase celery, though a juicer might set you back around £30/40. I buy organic celery from Morrisons for 50p a packet (about 8 ounces) and use two packets per day (though not every day).
It’s important to mention that you shouldn’t add anything else to the celery juice, be it sugar or fruit. It will affect the composition of the celery juice and won’t give the same amazing benefits as pure celery juice will.
So if you hate the taste like I do: suck it up.
I mention that I do not drink celery juice every day, mainly because of work and university priorities that stop me from having the time in the morning to do so. It takes around 10 minutes to juice and drink, on top of waiting around 15-30 minutes to allow the juice to sit in your stomach, before actually moving on to your main breakfast.
I would highly recommend you do your own research on celery juicing to make certain of whether it’s something you want to commit yourself too. Do not take this one blog post and expect to turn into Celery-Man. On that note, who’s looking forward to infinity war next month?