Celery and Celery Juice Health Benefits
Celery is rich in sodium. “So?” you say, “I eat table salt. Doesn’t that count?” Actually, no! Table salt is composed of insoluble inorganic elements which lead to the development of varicose veins, hardening of the arteries and other aliments. Sea Salt is a better product, but the sale and types of sea salt can be misleading.
If the sea salt is pure white, it has been processed and all the other life giving minerals have been removed from it. Usable sea salt should be a light gray or pink. I like Celtic Sea Salt.
Salt is necessary in the generation and functions of digestive fluids in the system. Without salt, good digestion is difficult, but the body actually needs SOLUBLE salt–which includes sodium. That’s where the celery comes in. Table salt is not entirely soluble and it is not in ORGANIC, (live) usable form. The sodium in celery is.
Organic forms of salts allow all the other nutrients and supplements we take in to be utilized in the body. Every cell in our body is also constantly bathed in a salt solution (called saline). If this salt level is not kept in balance, dehydration sets in, and most people do not drink enough water as it is.
Celery juice helps to regulate body temperatures, helps with bronchial and lung disease and elimination of carbon dioxide from the system. It also helps with nervous afflictions, and is a great juice for rebuilding blood cells because it is high in magnesium and iron.
Celery itself is a great vegetable to eat. I especially love the fact that by chewing a stalk of celery it uses up 2 calories so is a negative-calorie food!
Mixed with carrot juice, celery furnishes a balance of sulphur, iron, calcium, magnesium and sodium that will help a whole host of diseases. Use one part celery juice to two parts or more of carrot juice. I think you’ll like the taste.
Celery Seed: I often prescribe celery seed powder for clients that have bone spurs and spondylitis. It has to be taken for months to years, but some studies show that, over time, it takes the calcium from the wrong places and redistributes it to the proper places.