The Celery Juice Craze

A search for #CeleryJuice on Instagram returns over 133k posts (not including all the variations on the hashtag). Users say that drinking the green juice has cured them of a variety of problems. Goop even shares stories touting its “potent healing properties.”

There’s something else about celery juice that could explain its popularity on social media, according to Malina Malkani, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “The beautiful green color of celery juice also lends itself to gorgeous photos in an Instagram feed.” LOL

Celery has become the most expensive ingredient across numerous juice bars and healthy cafés. The increase in demand is partly fuelled by Anthony Williams, a self-proclaimed medical medium.

So, what are these health benefits?

Celery, while low-calorie (just 3 in a 5-inch stalk), provides a healthy dose of fiber, and vitamins C and K and potassium. Other advantages include helping with inflammation, boosting energy levels, adding anti-oxidants, improving overall health as well as a way to cleanse or ‘reset’ your body.

Despite the claims, few studies have investigated whether drinking celery juice actually improves health. Food experts say there is no evidence to prove celery as a superfood.

And with that in mind, here’s my attempt at #CeleryJuice:

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I found the taste of straight celery juice too strong, so I added one apple. Although, it’s believed the greatest benefits come when celery juice is consumed on its own. (William says celery juice is most powerful when you drink it solo.)

What are your thoughts? Do you have a cup of celery juice to start your day?

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