Debunking diet trends: Does Celery Juice work?

Uncategorized May 11, 2020

A few months ago, rumors emerged about the consumption of celery juice and the benefits it could generate to the body, mainly leading to weight reduction when ingested in the morning on an empty stomach. For a while now, green juices have been pleasing the public because they are characterized as detox juice, which eliminates all toxins from the body. One of the most commented and consumed juices at the moment is the celery juice and, in this article, we will discover if everything said about it is really true.

Do you know what celery is and why has this food become so famous?

Due to a large amount of water, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and fiber, is also a low-calorie food, it becomes an ideal choice in diets. All parts of this vegetable are edible: the root, the stem and the leaves. It’s usually used in juices, but can be added to soups or salads.

Many celebrities like Jeniffer Garner, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr drink celery juice early in the morning as a way to detoxify the body, to improve skin health, lose weight and reduce hunger.

But can celery juice help body functions?

It can assist in the health and weight loss as it contains soothing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which eliminate toxins and impurities by the liver. Hunger decreases when drinking the juice or when the celery is consumed as a vegetable in the main dish, for example, the satiety is increased because of its fibers content. In the juice, the presence of fibers might be minimal because it has been crushed and strained. As a vegetable, the fiber is intact and the chewing process will be carried out to cut the celery fibers.

Therefore, the amount of fiber in the juice is less than in the dish and the chewing process is nonexistent, reducing the production of enzymes that the digest and absorb nutrients. An option to increase satiety, improve digestion, intestinal health and reduce constipation is to make the juice with the entire vegetable to increase the fiber content.

Is it true that this vegetable can really improve the symptoms of some diseases?

By drinking the juice or eating celery, there may be a reduction in some symptoms of chronic and autoimmune diseases caused by inflammation of the body's cells, such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid changes, among others.

The vitamins and minerals in the juice don't work as the edible vegetable?

Celery juice and the celery as a vegetable can help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and also strengthen immunity by being rich in vitamin C and by fighting some pathogenic bacteria, which are bad for our health, because they can settle in the intestine causing diarrhea, nausea and body pain.

It would have some negative effects when consuming celery juice every day?

Celery or vegetable juice doesn’t cause negative effects on the body if consumed every day. It helps to reduce the levels of glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, improves the protective responses of cells in the body and guarantees immunity and reduces the risk of developing diabetes.

If you skip breakfast and just drink the juice, would it be a problem?

News about the celery juice that went viral was that the celery drink can be replaced by a meal and promote weight loss. In fact, studies still need to be done about consuming only celery juice without other foods during the day to see if healthy weight loss is generated or guaranteed.

It is known that when a complete meal is not eaten, a small amount of nutrients is offered to the body, but drinking only celery juice or any kind of juice may not contribute to the adequate supply of vitamins and minerals.

However, what is scientifically proven is that fasting for a few hours and consuming a snack in the morning after those hours, can be a beneficial strategy for the body as it promotes changes and adaptations in the metabolism which improves weight loss and function cognitive.

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