Celery juice may also be able to reduce inflammation thanks to the presence of flavonoids, which are powerful plant compounds that act like antioxidants.
Research suggests that eating a diet that’s loaded with antioxidants can decrease your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
Raise Your Sodium Intake
While celery is high in a host of helpful nutrients, it’s also high in sodium. If you’re on a low-sodium diet, you should probably look for another beverage.
Even if you’re not, you should limit yourself to only one glass, maybe two, of celery juice each day to remain within the recommended daily allowance of sodium for most men and women.
Cause You To Eat More
As noted above, celery is low in fiber. On the one hand, that’s good because it allows other nutrients to shine.
On the other hand, that’s bad because your body needs fiber; it’s instrumental to gut health, healthy blood sugar levels and low cholesterol.
It’s also what helps you feel full after eating or drinking.
Swap out a healthy lunch with celery juice, and you may find yourself snacking all the way to suppertime.
What Celery Juice Cannot Do
In recent years, the power of celery juice has taken on an almost mythical quality. In reality, it’s vegetable juice. More specifically, here are two things celery juice cannot do for you:
Cure You of Anything
While antioxidant-rich foods and beverages including celery juice may lower your risk of developing certain cancers, celery juice is not a cure for cancer — or anything else.
What’s more, the research that suggests it may be effective in fighting diabetes and obesity is still relatively new and limited in scope.
Science may one day find that downing a glass of celery juice cures everything from acne to male-pattern baldness, but that day has yet to arrive.
Rid Your Body of Toxins
Celery juice is not, as some diet scams claim, a detoxifier. Going on a celery juice cleanse won’t do anything but leave you hungry, fatigued and wishing you had a Bloody Mary to shove that celery into instead.
Your body has its own system for removing toxins. It’s powered by your kidneys, liver, lungs and intestines, not by juice.
The Final Verdict on Celery Juice
Having a glass of celery juice every now and then is a great way to boost your antioxidants and cut down on sugary drinks. It’s not a tonic that will cure what ails you, though.
For optimal health, the nutritional song remains the same: