I’ve never been one to try crash-diets or cleanses because I just don’t think they’re sustainable. I mean, let’s be real, the second you start eating normal again you gain all of the weight back. And that just doesn’t make 30 days of torture worth it in my opinion. Instead, I’m all about being mindful of what you put in your body on a daily basis. If I’m eating nachos one day, I’ll likely be eating kale for the next three because my body is craving the nutrients. Balance is key, ya know?
When I first heard about the celery juice fad, I almost wrote it off like I do any other trendy diet or cleanse. Was drinking 16oz. of celery juice every morning even realistic? Probably not.
However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed by the benefits. Whether or not all of the said benefits work with me and my body, it was worth a shot if all I had to do was drink a glass of celery juice before my morning coffee. I got a juicer for Christmas, so I had run out of excuses why I shouldn’t try.
Still not on-board? Here are some of the benefits of drinking celery juice on an empty stomach.
– Cancer prevention
– Lower cholesterol
– Can help with bowl movements
– Blood pressure control
– A good source of fiber
– Improves kidney and liver function
– Can help to reduce anxiety, and insomnia
– Helps boost weight loss
– Balances PH levels
– Natural detoxifier
– Helps rid the urinary tract of bacteria
– Can help relieve pain (i.e. joint pain, headaches, etc.)
I know what you’re thinking– why not just eat celery sticks on an empty stomach? Here’s the thing: 12oz. of celery juice is about one whole head of celery. I’m no nutritionist, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to down a glass of juice in a few big chugs than it would be to eat 7-10 big celery stalks. Just try it!