The latest celebrity diet hack doing the rounds is the Celery Juice Detox. A cure all for everything from skin issues, to inflammation and obesity, the celery juice detox certainly seems fantastic, at least on paper.
So for 2 weeks, I decided to drink celery juice every day to see if I would miraculously become a paragon of health.
Benefits of Celery Juice (Purported Benefits)
Celery juice is touted as having a wide range of health benefits. While researching this wonder-juice before undertaking, I was led to expect benefits such as:
- Better Digestion
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Reduce Cholesterol
- Liver Support
- Thyroid Cleansing
- Heart Support.
Sounds great. I was eager to dive in and discover an all new healthy me.
How does it work?
Luckily enough, it’s nothing too drastic. Apparently, you just drink 16 ounces (approx 500ml) of celery juice on an empty stomach every morning. It must be plain, ideally organic celery juice with absolutely no other ingredients.
After this you’re free to continue your day as normal and patiently wait for all your problems to melt away. Note, you should wait 30 minutes after drinking your celery juice before you consume any food.
This likely wont be an issue as the horrible taste of celery will likely leave you nauseous for at least this length of time.
But does the celery juice detox actually work?
Celery Juice Diet Results
So, did I see any benefits from the celery juice diet. Well, yes actually. At least I think so. I do feel the celery juice did make my skin significantly better. I didn’t have any serious skin issues prior to doing the celery juice detox, just the odd blemish now and then. Now, it just feels smoother and more porcelain-like.
I did notice some weight loss, however this may be in part to an overall decrease in calories. Most days I found myself unable to stomach breakfast after chugging down the horrible green goo.
So, if you’re looking for something to curtail those cravings, celery juice will certainly do the trick.
I did find myself slightly more energetic than usual which is a small miracle as normally i find it hard to peel myself from the couch for anything other than chocolate.
I cant speak to the efficacy of this diet for serious health issues such as heart, liver or blood pressure problems, however I would be skeptical of such claims as they are easy to make and very difficult to prove.
Is it a good option for general health? Sure, it’s a healthy drink and may have some good benefits. It’s probably not the magic bean its purported to be but these things rarely are.
Will I Continue With The Diet?
I do think I will continue to include celery juice in my diet – at least in some capacity. I think every day might be a bit overkill for me but 2- 3 times a week seems like a reasonable compromise.