"Never miss a party...good for the nerves-like celery." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
In June 2020 we had been home for three months. That was the longest we had been at home for a long time. During our time in quarantine, we started reading more about the health benefits of drinking celery juice and the powerful healing powers it could have for the liver. We decided it was worth a shot. I have struggled with eczema my entire life. Stress, diet, and environmental factors only worsen the condition. After a lot of research and even more scepticism, we decided to give it a try. After all, it's just celery juice. We started out slowly- 8 ounces (with a green apple or cucumber from the garden). We begin the routine with a pint glass of lemon juice in water. Then 15 minutes later, we drink the celery juice.
The celery juice was a shock to our digestive systems for sure!!! But slowly with lots of discipline and consistency, we now drink 24 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning. Here are some of things that we believe have improved with the new routine:
-My skin has definitely cleared up. Several factors could be at play for that-the diet change, being at home more; however, once we started the celery juice routine, I saw dramatic improvements in my skin.
-Celery juice helps kick the morning brain fog. It definitely helps you wake up!
-Most people are severely dehydrated and don't even know it. Having the juice first thing in the morning starts our day feeling instantly refreshed.
-Celery juice helps with my acid reflux.
-Your digestive tract will thank you.
We store our celery in a two gallon plastic Ziploc with a little bit of water in the bag to help the celery keep its crisp. The bags are sturdy, so we are able to rinse and reuse the bags several times.
For the two of us, it takes about 24 bunches of celery per week. While organic is recommended, we have found that Kroger "Dandy" brand has a great flavor. Celery typically costs anywhere from 99 cents-$1.59 a bunch depending on the weather. If you can replace a Mountain Dew or a Dunkin' Coffee with celery juice, you will actually SAVE money (and your liver)!
Just remember, progress over perfection! Give it a try!