Celery Juice: Nature's ‘Edible’ Skin Detoxifier and Moisturizer
I get it. You don’t often walk into the grocery store craving celery. It is overlooked as it sits on the shelves, not getting too much attention...until now. Let me let you in on a some insider info: this “boring” veggie is a less than $3.00 way to help clear your skin, energize your body, and save your gut. Celery suddenly sounds like the sexiest veggie alive, huh?
Isn’t it crazy to think that the foods we choose to put in our bodies can reshape us from the inside out? When I began my own personal journey into the world of drinking 16 oz. of pure celery juice each morning, little did I know that it would solve more skin issues than I knew I had. I have tried too many over-the-counter expensive creams and serums, leaving my skin often in more of an SOS state then before. Who would have thought that drinking pure celery juice every morning would become that “everyday face moisturizer” I’ve been looking for. Celery juice has helped me moisturize my skin from the inside out, and that’s not all. I know, it almost seems too good to be true, right?
Celery In the Press
The leader of this incredible trend, Anthony William’s aka (the MEDICAL MEDIUM) has, in one fell swoop, reminded me and thousands of people across the world that celery is the hot commodity of the vegetable section in the supermarket, and that we must all begin embracing it before it’s too late. Ranging from only around $1.00 a head to $3.00, Anthony Williams says that celery juice is one of the most powerful and healing juices we can drink and even claims that the transformations can happen in as little as a week. So, what are these changes, you may ask? Let’s rewind a bit...
Having temperamental and moody skin, (oily, yet quite dry, pimples but cracking), I was so damn confused by what it wants, that I was often at a loss of where to turn or what cream would quench the thirst that my dry skin so clearly needed, so I gave up. Recently, my skin was in such a rough place that it felt like my face was screaming at me, yearning for a more natural solution to my struggles.... little did I know celery juice would be the answer. That said, let’s dive into a few super important facts about veggie’s superpowers!
Gimme the science.
For one, celery contains compounds called coumarins, which are known to enhance the activity of white blood cells and support the vascular system. (2) It also helps to purify the bloodstream, aid in digestion, relax the nerves, reduce blood pressure, and clear up skin problems. Celery is rich in Vitamin A, magnesium, and iron, which all help to nourish the blood and give you energy. Celery juice is also rich in organic sodium content, meaning it has the ability to dislodge calcium deposits from the joints and hold them in solution until they can be eliminated safely from the kidneys (1). In more human terms, it is anti-inflammatory (i.e. can help reduce visible puffiness and redness from acne, reduce bloating and joint pain, etc!). Celery juice is an effective natural diuretic, along with its ability to flush toxins out of the body (1). So not only can you kick start your day with this juice, immediately boosting your metabolism for the rest of the week, but you can better your insides while bettering your outsides too.
All in all, since celery is incredibly loaded with antioxidants, it is nature’s powerful tool to help flush out skin and fight bacteria. Celery is high in minerals, helping to support glowing and hydrated skin. Experimental studies show that celery has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, and that even its essential oils have antibacterial effects (3).
Celery juice: the diamond-in-the-rough of the veggie section
Over one week of drinking juice each morning, I noticed huge differences in my complexion as well as my digestive system. I was shocked at how naturally moisturized my skin felt, dewy almost, as opposed to cracking, and how my pimples were reducing in size a hell of a lot quicker, without any over the counter creams. My tummy is happier and so is my skin. After doing the homework and seeing the research for myself, why not give this $3.00 remedy a try?!
By Alison Jaye