When people ask you, “Why juice,” tell them to go eat 10 celery stalks and report back. Meanwhile you’ll drink a mere 8 ounces of juice to receive the same benefits. To maximize your nutrition, it’s necessary to juice.
According to the Stanford Cancer Center, one cup of celery juice has the same nutrient content as five full cups of chopped celery. One celery rib/stalk is about a 1/2 cup of chopped celery. Do the math and you’ll see that juicing adds up.
If you want to receive celery’s numerous benefits, it’s best to juice it. And the latest issue of Life Extension Magazine, “Time to Celebrate Celery,” explains why you should be juicing celery:
Although celery is often a complimentary addition to soups and dishes, its substantial health protection makes it a star player in any meal. Each stalk of celery, along with its seeds and leaves, contains vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, and molybdenum.1 It also contains a hefty dose of the unique compound 3-n-butylphthalide, which has shown to enhance cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Incorporating celery into your daily diet can provide numerous health benefits, from treating gout to safeguarding against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Celery is a water-rich vegetable that can be added to most any juice.
Two of my favorites are the Real V8 Juice and this classic:
Lemon Parsley Celery
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 peeled lemons
- 1 hand full of parsley
- 1 green apple for sweetness (optional)