Celery Reduces Hypertension, Cleanses Kidneys, Relieves Arthritis And Gout Pains!

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Celery is from the same family with parsley and fennel, the Umbelliferae family. It can grow to the height of up to 16 inches. The white celery is grown shaded from direct sunlight, thus has less chlorophyll, compared to its greener counterparts.

health benefits of celery

The ribs of celery are crunchy and are often used to make soup or salad. It has a salty taste, so celery juice is a good mix with the sweeter fruit juices. Depending on variety, some may taste very salty.

Nutritional Benefits Of Celery

Celery leaves has high content of vitamin A, whilst the stems are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids.

Nutrients in the fiber are released during juicing, aiding bowel movements. The natural organic sodium (salt) in celery is very safe for consumption, in fact is essential for the body. Even individuals who are salt-sensitive can safely take the sodium in celery, unlike table salt (iodised sodium) which is harmful for those with high blood pressure.

While many foods lose nutrients during cooking, most of the compounds in celery hold up well during cooking.

Health Benefits Of Celery

Celery has always been associated with lowering of blood pressure. When combined with other juices, it provides different formula that help other conditions.

Recent studies have shown that celery might also be effective in combating cancer. Read on.

Some of the health benefits of celery juice:

Acidity:  The important minerals in this magical juice effectively balance the body’s blood pH, neutralizing acidity.

Athletes:  Celery juice acts as the perfect post-workout tonic as it replaces lost electrolytes and rehydrates the body with its rich minerals.

Blood Pressure: Celery has organic sodium that actually reduces blood pressure rather than increases it. Drinking celery juice every day for a week significantly helps lower blood pressure. A compound called phtalides help relax the muscle around arteries, dilating the vessels and allowing blood to flow normally. To be effective, drink the juice for one week, stop for three weeks, and start over.

Cancer:  Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells. Phenolic acids which block the action of prostaglandins that encourage the growth of tumor cells. And coumarins which help prevent free radicals from damaging cells.

Cholesterol:  This humble pale juice has been shown to effectively and significantly lower total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Colon and stomach cancer:  The phytochemical coumarins prevent the formation and development of the colon and stomach cancers.

Constipation:  The natural laxative effect of celery helps to relieve constipation. It also helps relax nerves that have been overworked by man-made laxatives.

Cooling:  During dry and hot weather, drink a glass of celery juice two or three times a day, between meals. It wonderfully helps to normalize body temperature.

Diabetes: Celery juice is an excellent drink for diabetics as it contains flavones (a type of antioxidant) that not only help to lower blood sugar levels, also prevent sugar spikes.

Diuretic:  The potassium and sodium in celery juice helps to regulate body fluid and stimulate urine production, making it an important help to rid the body of excess fluid.

Inflammation:  The polyacetylene in celery is an amazing relief for inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, asthma and bronchitis.

Kidney function:  Celery promotes healthy and normal kidney function by aiding elimination of toxins from the body. While eliminating toxins, it also prevents formation of kidney stones.

Nervous system:  The organic alkaline minerals in celery juice has a calming effect on the nervous system, making it a wonderful drink for insomniacs.

Weight loss:  Drink celery juice frequently throughout the day. It helps curb your cravings for sweets and rich food.

Urinary stones, breaking of:  The diuretic effect of celery juice also aids the breaking and elimination of urinary and gall bladder stones.

You can expect many more healing benefits from celery juice as you consume its natural sodium. Read how our body lacks and have been deprived of natural salt.

Consumption Tips

Choose green celery where possible for its chlorophyll. Ensure that the ribs are still firm, not limp. To store in the fridge, keep celery in a sealed container or wrap in a plastic bag.

Do not leave it at room temperature for too long as it tends to wilt quickly. If your celery has wilted, sprinkle it with a little water and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. It will regain its crispness.

Make A Glass Of Celery Juice

For treating high blood pressure and other ailments mentioned above, drink one or two glasses of celery juice a day, morning and evening, at least 15 minutes before food.

Clean the following ingredients, cut them up and put them through your juicer. This makes two portions for a day:

  • A whole stalk of celery (about 12-16 ribs)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 green apples
  • ½ lemon with peel
  • 1-inch ginger root

Cautionary Note

Celery is such a succulent plant that it produces its own “pesticide” to protect itself from fungi. This protective layer is called psoralen which although protects the celery, may not go down so well with some people.

If you begin having skin problems after eating celery, it might mean that you have some sensitivity to psoralens.

Some people with low blood pressure had complained that celery makes their blood pressure even lower. I personally didn’t encounter that problem so I believe it is also your overall make-up. But, you might want to avoid celery if you have low blood pressure. Listen to your body when you eat celery.

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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  1. I learnt new things about celery that I was not aware of until today! Thanks for the very useful information posted here and I look forward for more health related topics.

  2. john davies

    Hi, I recently our a nutribullet, being diabetic type 2 I asked my doctor if it was OK to use it has I needed to lose weight and get healthy.
    He said it was OK but to use more greens than fruit and avoid apples and bananas, he also said I could use a “tiny” amount of apple, now I am confused.

    1. Sabrina Huang

      Some apple varieties are sweeter than others. Red and Golden Delicious have 11 to 15 percent sugar. Granny Smith apples have 12 to 18 percent sugar. The sugar content of Gala apples is 14 to 16 percent. Fuji is one of the sweetest varieties with 16 to 18 percent sugar.

      Apples average about 3 grams of sugar per ounce. According to the California Apple Commission, a medium apple weighing 5.5 oz. has 16 grams of sugar. The Washington Apple Commission states that a large, 8-ounce apple contains 25 grams of sugar.

  3. I have started using for a few days and its effects on hypertension and brain health has been quite obvious. Thank you for the information. Regards. Thuy

  4. I have had great results with taking celery juice to lower my high blood pressure. I received these results only after 3 days of drinking celery juice which I juiced myself along with an orange and/or lemon or lime. This was so good and as far as my blood pressure meds they have already been cut in half. I feel so good. I will do as the article suggest and finish the week juicing, then stay off of the celery juice for 3 weeks and then start again for a week. Thank you for this article.

    1. How much celery juice do you consume each day? One eight ounce glass? Two?

      1. Drinking only one glass of celery juice (of about 8 oz) can bring down high blood pressure considerably. If you have very high blood pressure, drinking more than a glass may work better for you.

  5. I drink boiled celery water for 2 weeks now and I noticed every time I check my blood sugar my sugar count is low 🙂

  6. I was having some health issues. I heard about celery juice and have been drinking celery juice every morning for a month. My Dr was so impressed by my weight loss and lab results she asked what I was doing!

  7. I can’t prove if celery does work. However, I think it does. This is my 2nd week taking celery. I don’t make it as a drink but instead I eat it raw as normal including the leaves. Wow eating like a rabbit lol.
    Does it truly keep the kidneys working good because I use to go toilet a lot more than average but the last 2 days I’ve been only going a lot less than usual and I can pee a bit longer? It feels great not having those urges so I can go longer without peeing not sure if that’s a good sign. Perhaps celery does help the kidneys unless something is wrong with my kidney function? I don’t have any pain and I feel my joints in my ankle are kind of light. I don’t feel heavy anymore in my ankles and sometimes popping noises similar to popping knuckles that click. I don’t hear the clicking. Amazing!
    I recently had a gout attack and sometimes get it once in a blue moon which is obviously caused from drinking alcohol now and then. The diet definitely works I use to eat a lot of sweets and now I feel I don’t have those cravings anymore.
    So if my body is proof then I feel confident to say celery is working for me so far. Another symptom I have is mucus in my nose or sinuses which is caused by either fungi or virus? I’ve had this symptom for more than 2yrs now. But the last few days I don’t have that heavy mucus in my nose anymore. It feels dry and I can breathe in and out of nostrils which I haven’t had since it first started.
    What do you guys think, am I proof that celery works or is my body feeling strange? Might get a check up from the doctor to be safe.
    I will post back once I’ve done my 3rd week of eating celery and see if there is further improvement in my body.

    1. Hi Mike, all that you’re sharing here are proofs that eating celery is working very well for you! Not having pee urges as frequently as before is a good sign that your kidneys are functioning better! And celery is definitely beneficial for reducing pain in joints and gout. I’m glad too, that it is also helping to reduce your sinus problem, that’s due to the organic sodium in celery that breaks down the mucus. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. I have been eating/drinking celery daily for about 7 years, using my Nutribullet to produce a thick drink.
    The mixture contains about 6 sticks of celery, 1/4 apple, 1/2 a carrot, ginger, Tumeric, ground black pepper to help the Tumeric, all juiced with plain coconut water. During this time the pain from my extreme arthritis has reduced to almost nothing. The cardio specialist says my heart rate is of a 40 yo (I am 78) I have an extremely degenerated lower back which while not perfect, gives little pain and allows me to walk about 2 klm and perform detailed stretching exercises daily. I was diagnosed with a prostate tumor about 5 years ago and now they say they can’t find it.
    I don’t know what the celery factor is in all of the above, but I know that I will not stop the daily process that I follow.

  9. Hi, how much celery do you need to have per day to reduce blood pressure & have you some juice récépies with celery please
    Thank you ?

    1. Hi Sue, for reducing high blood pressure, you can drink one or two glasses of celery juice. I have updated the article above to include a juice recipe that you can use. Happy juicing!

  10. Martha Griffin

    How do you juice celery? Aim adiabetic and am not supposed to have potassium. There is no way to not get some potassium, it’s in most foods.I also have high blood pressure. Thank you

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