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Celery juice is currently so hyped in the social media that I jumped on this train out of curiosity. For 30 days I have been doing my personal celery juice challenge! Every morning I had half a litre of freshly squeezed celery juice as it is said to make the skin glow, boost our immune system and digestion and even help against chronic diseases. But what is behind the celery juice myth?
celery juice – the hype
We normally use the word guru in sects and such, but I think it fits for Anthony Williams as well. On his Instagram account and on his website medicalmedium, millions of followers swear by his theories about celery juice. According to his experiences the green vegetable enjoyed pure is a true miracle cure. I have looked at his page and am really surprised about the before and after pictures of his followers, who claim to have skin eczema and worse under control now due to their daily consumption of fresh celery juice. As I have neurodermatitis, which has been increasing again a few weeks ago, I thought: try it, freshly squeezed vegetable juice can’t do any harm!
celery juice – the ingredients
Celery is – like any other vegetable – healthy. Celery, however, is a concentration of nutrients that is quite unique. It contains the vitamins A, C, K, D and what is rather unusual B1, B2 and B6 and vitamin E. Vitamin E is one of the antioxidants and, together with vitamin C, is directly on the front line to protect our cell walls. A healthy vitamin E level thus helps to tighten our skin and give it a fresh, younger appearance. This is twice as successful because vitamin E also increases the content of collagen in the skin.
The minerals potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, polyacid, phosphorus and iron are also present in celery. And then there are also essential oils with antibacterial and antiviral effects and antioxidant flavonoids.
These in turn have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial and anticarcinogenic effects. In short: they work against all kinds of diseases. Wow!
celery juice – my personal experience
Well, I’ll just say it the way it is: I don’t like celery juice very much. And because according to Anthony Williams you have to drink it pure, I had to torture myself every morning. Since I’ve read a lot about the topic, I had to realize that this recommendation seems to be total hokum, though. The effect of celery juice is not weakened by the addition of apples or lemon juice, which make the taste much more bearable. So I started to add these after my 30 days, because: I will definitely continue!
My skin has improved tremendously. Small expression lines have disappeared, dry spots on the face as well, my skin is more even and my pores have become tiny.
And also my neurodermatitis has almost disappeared again. My digestion is also definitely better, and I am generally fitter and more resilient, I have the feeling. Surely it has also helped that I have been avoiding alcohol and industrial sugar for six weeks now and have also left out everything else that I either can’t tolerate well or isn’t particularly beneficial to my health, such as white flour for example.
Nevertheless: I continue to integrate half a litre of fresh celery juice into my daily nutrition, because the positive results simply cannot be denied. In this sense: Cheers!
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