Let’s start of 2020 with a reset! Clean eating is a big part of our lifestyle here in the West home. For years now, juicing and juice cleanses have been something we enjoy for the plethora of health benefits that come with it. After reading Medical Medium’s book years ago, I can finally say that I have committed to celery juicing every morning and I continued to notice more and more benefits from this morning ritual every day.
First let’s talk about the benefits of Celery Juice.
I have personally experienced ALL of these 10 benefits!
1. Lowers Cholesterol
2. Natural Anti-inflammatory
3. Lowers Blood Pressure
4. Improves Digestion
5. Fights Infection
6. Highly Nutritious
8. Full of Antioxidants
9. Heals & activates the gut by restoring hydrochloric acid
10. Loaded with essential minerals and vitamins!
It has been a powerful tool in my lifestyle to help in my healing & recovery from a recent surgery (lots to share in the coming months on that) and I also call it my skin juice. Some swear by celery’s skin healing properties, saying that it has helped to clear up skin conditions like psoriasis and acne and there are weight loss benefits too! My bloating is gone, it has curbed my not so healthy cravings and helped in my fitness journey as well.
I use 1-2 bundles of fresh organic celery every morning and consistency is key here, you drink this every morning on an empty stomach and do not ingest anything else for a minimum of 20 minutes after. I usually enjoy an herbal tea or oat milk latte afterwards made with Bulletproof freshly ground coffee and then have a salad or a powerhouse smoothing. Medical Medium also has a great heavy metal detox smoothie recipe if that is something you are interested in! I know that doing this every morning is a big commitment and of course, the fact that I work from home does make this easier I am sure – I won’t lie. But I promise you, the health benefits are worth the pivot!
I challenge you to try this every morning for at least 2 weeks and let me know how you feel, every morning for 2 weeks – do not skip the weekends either. Your health is worth it. Wether it is for clearer skin, a reset in your system – your gut health is important and this is a great way to start making it a priority!
What to Expect
This can truly depend on how much work needs to be done on your digestive system, there could be a bunch of bathroom breaks in there – be warned! Your system will be flushing out toxins, quite literally.
You may break out before your skin gets better as your system goes through a detox, but it might now. Give yourself time to heal and grace. Don’t rush the journey. Make sure you stay hydrated with good water every day (will also help the bowels). Challenge yourself to at least 8 cups a day!
But expect to feel less bloated, to notice less inflammation among so many other benefits – you will feel clear headed and healthier.
Do our kids love fresh vegetable juices too?
The kids also love fresh vegetable juices and their favourite juice is one with:
- Squeeze of fresh lemon
If you are interested in a Juice cleanse and you are local to Barrie, Ontario or the surrounding area, I highly recommend visiting on of Ripe Juicery’s locations – I mention them often here on the blog!
You are now probably wondering what juicer to get if you don’t already have one, I will be straight with you – they are an investment. High quality juicers range from $200-$1000, many of you know that we’ve worked with Breville for years and love their appliances so I will start off sharing this one we have owned for 5 years:
Green Star Elite Juicer – $$$$
Things to note: Medical Medium has talked about using a slow masticating juicer in order to reap the full nutrients of celery juicing, many juicers use blades to break down vegetables and heat. The Green Star and Omega juicer do not. At the end of the day, cold-pressed juices are best. Slow masticating machines extract juice by pressing and grinding the vegetables without adding heat. Keep these things in mind when selecting your juicer, we have both the Breville and the Omega one because we have been juicing since 2012! I know budgets can be an issue and it is hard to keep up with what is best, we believe that at the end of day, juicing has such great benefits no matter the juicer you use. But we will be honest in saying there are more benefits to cold-pressed juices.