Stars Swear By The Magic Of Celery Juice, But Is It Fact Or Fiction?

Kimmy Karima |Aug 24, 2019

Celebrities, influencers and many healthy eaters are falling for celery juice and swear by its benefits. But, is it really that good?

Recently, celery juice seems to become the king, or queen, of the juicing world too. Even the most influential stars, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Kim Kardashian, and Miranda Kerr praise the “miracle juice.” They make it sound like, all their health and beauty are the result of drinking celery juice daily!

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Celery is a healthy and crispy snack.

The benefits of celery

Many celebrities follow the celery juice trend.

Celery contains lots of water, so it’s like eating your water if you consume it. It’s low in calories, but high in fiber, so it’s a good choice for a weight loss diet, as well as for healthy gut. Not to mention that it also contains useful phytonutrients, vitamins (especially vitamin K) and minerals.

That said, celery sounds just as good as any other veggies. Except that it is crunchier than most, so it is a more delicious snack and may make funnier noises when you chomp it.

Why do people fall for celery juice but not the vegetable itself?

Celery juice is praised on Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP website too.

Right when everyone was juicing every kind of vegetables and fruits, a man named Anthony William started a thing called “Celery Juice Movement”. He stated that celery juice saved lives and restored health.

He even wrote for Gwyneth Paltrow’s well-known natural health website GOOP that celery juice had the strongest healing powers that no other veggies could compete. But you have to chug nearly 500ml of pure juice on an empty stomach every day to overcome the disease.

Truth or myth?

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Anthony William (left), the father of celery juice movement./Photo: ExtraTV.

Before you start buying every stalk of celery from the market and juice it, remember that Anthony William is just a man from nowhere. He’s not a scientist and even has no medical training. The way he said that celery juice was “a powerful herbal medicine that’s killing bugs in people’s bodies” even made him sound like an untrustworthy salesman.

What’s the fact?

Eat your celery, don't just drink the juice./Photo: iStock.

Celery is mostly made of water, so in fact, “it is not particularly high in any vitamin or mineral”, according to Megan Ware, a registered nutritionist in Florida. So although it has some good benefits, like lowering cholesterol and improving digestion, it’s only as healthy as almost all the other veggies. But if you just drink the juice, most of the fiber is gone, and so are most of the benefits.

Keep in mind that no single food can cure all diseases. So, add celery to your diet, together with other veggies, but don’t depend on it only. Every doctor says you should eat a variety of foods, remember?

And, celery may be exposed to a lot of pesticides, so wash it carefully or buy organic when possible.


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