Celery Juicing... Miracle Vegetable or Placebo Effect?
Living in the times of the quick fix, we are always looking for that ONE thing with all of the benefits!
Let's get rich... Quick! Let's get skinny... Quick, but realistically we all know that it doesn't work like that.
So lately the newest quick diet trend and fad is juicing celery! (Which I will refer to as the "miracle veggie")
This miracle veggie craze began after being heavily promoted by @medicalmedium on Instagram, but formally known as Anthony William.
Mr. Medical Medium has coined himself as "The originator of the global celery juice movement."
Another funny thing is, he doesn't back his theories by nutritional fact findings or research.
Instead, he says he uses the gift of "hearing" to gain his knowledge and information.
Now we know why he calls himself The Medical Medium!
He has written many books and is heavily endorsed by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Gwenyth Paltrow.
In all honesty, I am THAT ONE to always at least try the latest fad to see for myself.
So when I started drinking celery juice daily....I have to be honest,I wasn't really a fan.
While celery is considered an empty calorie vegetable. It is also a good source of fiber in it's raw form.
It is low in calories and contains a water content exceeding 90 percent by weight.
That all sounds pretty good right?
Well, I'm just not certain that I am a believer in the miracle vegetable.
In my first ten days I was extremely bloated and gassy ("excuse me"...literally)
Now I have read some studies that say, some of those symptoms that I experienced could have gone away-had I completed a full two weeks of straight uninterrupted consumption. It is true that some people have to slowly introduce certain food types to their system. So, it was suggested that a beginner- like me, should start with consuming 8 0z before attempting the full thing.
So maybe that was my error!
And the taste itself actually wasn't bad, but only when consumed chilled.
What are the steps exactly to reap the benefits of this miracle vegetable?
It's very simple.
Juice and Drink 16 oz of raw uncooked celery on an empty stomach and BAM... You're Fine AND Healed!
Mr. Medical Medium claims this miracle veggie will transform your gut health completely and is said to be able to help with chronic diseases and autoimmune diseases such as eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, migraines, vertigo, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, etc.. You see all the craze of this miracle veggie is that many of these are ailments or conditions that can be tricky to treat. One of the biggest benefits of drinking celery juice regularly,(he claims) is that it is a natural and safe way to lower your cholesterol. While also having anti-inflammatory ingredients, to help balance acid levels throughout the body.
It is said to completely transform your gut health, and is said to be the perfect beverage for those who suffer from chronic acne.
It all sounds amazing, right? who wouldn't want to gain all the benefits of the miracle veggie? but without proof from a solid nutritional guide, I am up in the air!
I think a well balanced CLEAN diet can yield similar benefits. The older I get the more I am turning away from meat, but the Omega 3's and fatty acids in fish can produce some similar results. I also think that all water-rich, and intensely hydrating fruits and vegetables could all make this claim because hydration is key in skin health and condition- not to mention gut health.
Let's not forget our gut friends: Kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha and your active good-bacteria producing probiotics.
I am thinking of trying this again and doing a full trial run! Maybe 21 days or even 30, but this time I want to gather a team of people willing to try it with me!
Who is down to try it out?
let's try it, document it and see how we feel!
Kitchen Kali xo
Ps. If you are without a juicer, I have posted two short DIY videos on how to juice celery with a blender! Enjoy!