Saturday, May 1, 2010
Fresh Green Celery Juice
This past week I've been dealing with some intense stomach pain and since I'm still waiting on the final verdict from the Doc, I've been doing everything possible to make it better on my own. You've already heard me hyping up aloe juice and now it's time that celery has its turn. Ever since I bought my Juiceman three years ago, I've been a huge fan of fresh vegetable juices. Fresh vegetable juice brings so many benefits to your body and is also great for people that do not get enough vegetables in their diet regularly.
Celery juice is particularly fabulous. Not only does it aid in digestion and help with inflammation in the body, but it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and has been shown to fight cancer (which we're all about these days!). You can read more about celery juice's incredible powers here.
The other thing about fresh vegetable juice is that it is alkaline and helps to restore the body's pH balance. If you are interested in reading about alkalinity, you can check out this cool article here. The basics are that foods are divided into alkaline (most fresh vegetables and some fruits) or acidic (meat, dairy, processed & sugary food). Acidic foods make the body more acidic, which makes the body more prone to yeast, parasites, infections, bacteria, and cancer. Alkaline foods help to bring the body back into balance and keep it healthier. You can check out this handy food chart here.
You can mix and match a variety of vegetables, but here is one of my favorite combinations. Ginger also goes well with this mix.
5 stalks of celery
1/3 of a fennel bulb
1/3 of an apple
1/2 a cucumber