FOR THE LOVE OF CELERY...
Celery: Rich in vitamin A, magnesium, and iron, helpful in purifying the bloodstream, relaxing the nerves and aiding in digestion - what’s not to celery-brate?!
At CITY PRESS Juice & Bottle, we love the stuff. And as a matter of fact, we purposefully press celery juice and include it in all of our green juices. Because it juices so well, celery is often misconceived as a “filler vegetable” - but that simply isn’t the case. Rich in flavor, celery enhances juice with a slightly savory note and has phenomenal effects on the body. It’s important to note that conventional celery should be avoided, as it is considered a member of the “dirty dozen” - an annual guide to Pesticides in Produce published by the Environmental Working Group - and is extremely absorbent (meaning it soaks up GMO’s and pesticides easier than it’s thicker skinned vegetable counterparts). Of course, with our green juices, you’re always safe - we only press with organic ingredients; NO exceptions.
TOP REASONS WHY WE LOVE CELERY JUICE
To put it simply, celery juice is a gut-healin’, anti-inflammatory, metabolism-boostin’, cancer fightin’ detox powerhouse! Still not convinced? Let’s talk nerdy for a second...
Celery contains coumarins, which are known to enhance the activity of white blood cells and support the vascular system. It also helps to purify the bloodstream, aid in digestion, relax the nerves, reduce blood pressure, and clear up skin problems. Still with us? Celery is rich in vitamin A, magnesium, and iron, which all help to nourish the blood. 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 HEALS THE GUT
During the juicing process, certain fibers inside celery are activated that are able to act as a natural laxative to the body. It has been said that celery is one of the best ways to alkalize your gut. Through the powerful varieties of sodium working together, celery is able to eliminate toxins from your entire body and regenerate the stomach lining. Anthony Williams, also known as the “Medical Medium,” states from his research that drinking half a litre of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.
Vitamin C, beta carotene, and manganese are just a handful of the totally awesome antioxidant nutrients celery has to offer. Celery also features phytonutrients, many of which are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. They also protect the body against free radical damage, which is a major contributing factor to inflammation and chronic diseases. Celery can be ver beneficial to those who suffer from ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or other inflammatory digestive tract issues.
#3 CANCER FIGHTER
Celery contains a compound called polyacetylenes, which are useful in treating breast cancer, intestinal cancer and leukemia. Polyacetylenes have the ability to boost the immune system, including stopping mutated cells from spreading.
#4 METABOLISM BOOSTER & DETOX POWER
The magical juice of celery is extremely hydrating and alkaline, making it effective for balancing the body’s pH level and neutralizing any acidity in the body. This, in turn, helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, protecting bone density, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, and helping to maintain a healthy weight.
Bloat be gone! With its ability to aid with digestion, celery also has the power to kick bloating to the curb. he combination of sodium and potassium makes it a natural diureti, which helps it to flush toxins out of the body, reducing bloat and preventing gas from building up.
Celery also regulates the fluid in the body and promotes urine production. This makes celery incredibly good for flushing toxins out of the body while also enhancing weight loss. It has the ability to remove calcium deposits from joints and eliminate them safely through the kidneys.
SNAG SOME CELERY
Still hate celery but want to reap the benefits? CITY PRESS Juice & Bottle presses celery in ALL our green juices! To integrate the crunchy powerhouse into your diet via our juice, try the HOUSE GREEN, APPLE GIMLET, FRENCH 77 & GREEN GIMLET.
GOJI’S ON A LOG (appx. 2 servings)
2 large celery stalks (washed & cut in half)
Almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)
Goji Berries (mulberries or currents will work too)
- Wash and cut celery stalks in half
- Slather with almond butter (don’t be shy…it’s good for you!)
- Sprinkle with Goji Berries
- Crunch away, this snack will bring you right back to childhood – think ants on a log ͺ
Appx. 1 - 16 oz. juice
1 whole celery stalk
Using a juicer of your choice, (we recommend a masticating juicer!)
Juice celery and orange & enjoy! It’s that simple.
We can custom press pure celery juice in any size. Call any of our stores for ordering.
LAKEVIEW – 773.360.7226
WICKER PARK - 773.687.9724
RAVENSWOOD - 773.360.8527
We kindly ask for 48 hrs. advance notice for all special presses.
Sources: https://www.davidwolfe.com, www.mindbodygreen.com,