What Happened When I Drank Celery Juice for 7 Days

What Happened When I Drank Celery Juice for 7 Days

I tried celery juice… and it took up my entire refrigerator.

It seems like everyone in my life has been telling me about the celery juice craze, popularized by author Anthony William, also known as the “Medical Medium.” It’s since taken over the wellness world, not to mention my Sunday brunch table talk:

  • “My skin looked better!”
  • “I had better digestion!”
  • “It gave me an Oscar and cured my shopping addiction!”

So, naturally, I had to try this seemingly cure-all elixir.

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7 Days of Celery Juice: My Experience

A lot of dough for juice

I set aside a budget for a week’s worth of celery juice and cleared out a drawer to fit seven bundles of celery stalks. Let me tell you; it adds up in terms of fridge space and cash! I spent $14 for a week of celery (that’s $56 a month), and if you’re on any sort of budget, that’s something to consider.

Juicing

My web research suggests that celery juice doesn’t stay fresh for long, so it’s best to keep it in stalk form until ready to liquefy and consume.

Every morning:

  • I would wash and cut up a stalk into small pieces.
  • Then, I’d add about a half cup of water to the blender.
  • After blending, I’d dump the pulp into my strainer and place it over the cup, so I was just left with green juice.

celery juice - celery juice in a jar

It tasted better than expected

I actually don’t mind the taste of plain celery juice at all. It tastes earthy and healthy, but relatively mild — like a less intense wheatgrass shot from Jamba Juice. It tastes a bit saltier than celery in its stalk form but not as bitter as kale.

My experience

There were three noticeable benefits I observed while drinking celery juice.

  1. I noticed that if I drank it before consuming anything else, I felt fuller for my breakfast and didn’t eat as much.
  2. I also noticed I was pretty, um, regular if you know what I mean, which I believe may also be attributed to hydration.

However, these were pretty much the only real benefits I saw in just seven days.

I wanted so badly to have some sort of crazy epiphany with celery juice, but to be honest, I didn’t notice anything significant.

I’m happy I was hydrating and getting those vitamins in one easy serving, but I’d be lying if I said I saw any of it on my face or waistline in just a week. My skin looked the same, and I don’t have any Academy Awards.

Perhaps I would need to give it a longer test run, or the benefits I was receiving were happening internally and not evident yet. But where’s the fun in not obvious?

 

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Is Celery Juice Good For You?

Yes. As with most plant-based beverages, drinking celery juice is a good (although not necessarily tasty) way to score some nutrientsOne cup of chopped celery contains just 14 calories and several nutrients including:

  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Vitamin A
  • Antioxidant-like compounds such as flavonoids

As with other fruits and vegetables, juicing celery concentrates the nutrients but removes fiber.

So read how to make your own celery juice, and let the healthy hydration begin!

Chelsea Frank

About

Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.

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