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Celery Juice Nutrition Guide: [ Recipe, How To, Benefits & side effects]

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Fresh fruits and vegetables have for a long time been known to have several benefits to human health.  When you think of celery, a tuna salad or Mirepoix soup addition comes to mind. Different individuals consume celery in many ways, for instance; in soups and vegetable trays, and it’s no surprise then that the gains/benefits of celery juice are incredible.However, the old plain celery has found another use: juicing. Celery juice has been termed as a magic potion. From toxic detox and improving gut health to health restoration, celery juice has numerous benefits to the body. And many people are going crazy over celery juice nutrition phenomenon. In this post, you are going to read about the myths, celery juice benefits and side effects. I will also share some recipes and you will learn how to make celery juice with or without a blender or home or commercial juicer for heavy duty juicing.

What is Celery Juice?

Celery is a crunchy, moderately salty, sometimes sweet vegetable that is rich in water. It’s used in soups, stir-fry, salads, as well as smoothies for its flavor and texture. Celery stalks are high in nutrients including B vitamins, calcium, beta-carotene, iron, vitamins K, C, A, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, potassium, and phytonutrients. [1]

Celery juice is a blend or strain of celery.

From a nutrition perspective, celery juice turns phytonutrients-enriched produce into a sugar-concentrated source.  Keep in mind it won’t have the useful fibre contained in the raw, unprocessed vegetable. Nonetheless, celery juice is an excellent hydrant due to its high water content.[2]

There has been celery juice hype across social networks including celebrity celery juice testimonials promoting the food as a cure-all drink. Anthony William, a New York best-selling author started the #CeleryJuiceChallenge which involved drinking celery juice every day for one week in December. [3]

Is it just a trend or is it indeed a miracle cure?

Research shows [1] that the nutrients contained in both celery juice and whole celery help in fighting against oxidative stress, reduce inflammation and blood pressure. However, the myth that celery helps in protection against disease and infection is not supported by scientific evidence, but on individual experiences shared on the internet.[3]

Nutrition Facts of Celery Juice

Many people only eat celery stalk, without knowing the seeds and leaves are edible and beneficial as well. Celery leaves add great flavor and texture to soups and stir-fries. Celery seeds are available whole or in ground –up and extract form. They can lower inflammation and help to fight infections. [2]

Some cultures grow celery mainly for its seeds. They can be used as a spice. Celery seeds also contain apio, an oily compound that has numerous medicinal uses and adds flavor to food.

The nutritive value of celery juice depends on your drink’s ingredients. One cup, celery juice (8 ounces) contains about:

Nutrition Value of Celery Juice per serving (1 cup) [4]

  • Carbohydrates-9g (27%)
  • Potassium- 670mg- (14%)
  • Sodium- 215mg – (9g)
  • Dietary Fiber- 4g-(0%)
  • Protein-2g
  • Sugars-6g
  • Calories-42
  • Fat-0g
  • Vitamin C-19%
  • Calcium-10%
  • Vitamin A- 9%
  • Iron- 6%

Celery Juice Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the source of the calories contained in celery juice. The amount of carbs contained in celery juice depends on the recipe and the brand you buy.

Most commercially made celery juices are blends of various juices. For instance, most celery juice brands contain spinach, cilantro, apple, limes or lemon, and cucumber to add flavor and sweetness to the drink since celery can be bitter and bland as the sole ingredient.

The carbs in celery juice blends are primarily obtained from sugar that occurs naturally. One cup of celery juice contains 6g sugar.[5] USDA sources say that a cup of fresh raw celery has 2g sugar. [1] The sugar intake will increase when you consume the juice since it’s made from more than one cup of celery.

Celery Juice Health Benefits: Facts or Hype?

Is celery beneficial in weight loss?

Celery is very low in calories; hence an excellent food for anyone struggling to lose weight. [6] Moreover, it can provide essential nutrients while assisting in the regulation of fat metabolism.

Juicing celery means losing fiber and pulling out sugars from it. This removes the benefit of blood sugar balance or weight maintenance.

The problem is that drinking celery juice and consuming diets comprising carbohydrates and no proteins or fat is likely to make you feel hungrier and cause you to eat more later on. This is because celery juice has no fiber. You feel fuller when you eat celery as food not drink it.

According to celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Devin Alexander, celery juicing is healthy. However, the trend has little impact on weight loss. He claims that people who have lost weight by taking the celery juice should also consider what they were eating before. However, he does not refute that celery juice has less sugar and fewer calories. [7]

Is celery juice useful in lowering inflammation?

Research shows that celery contains both antioxidants as well as polysaccharides, which have anti-inflammatory properties. [2] These are beneficial in supporting the overall health mostly as one age.

They also fight oxidative stress by curbing the action of the free radical damage that can cause inflammation. Inflammation contributes immensely to diseases like cancer, arthritis of heart disease.

Research has identified different types of antioxidants in celery such as phenolic acids and flavaols. Celery is, therefore, useful for treating conditions that are made worse by inflammation such as gout, urinary tract infections and kidney and live infections, among others.

However, the information is only limited to how beneficial the compounds in celery are in humans. Since most of the research has been conducted on rats, this doesn’t make it relevant to human beings.

Does celery limit or treat high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is commonly known as the significant risk factor for coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of mortality in many countries.

Seed extracts from celery contain anti-hypertensive properties that assist in lowering high blood pressure [3] thanks to the hexanoic, methanoic as well as the aqueous-ethanoic extracts.

Celery seeds can potentially help in controlling elevated blood pressure levels. Research has shown that there is significant improvement in blood pressure levels in diets including celery extract.[7]

 Celery acts as a smooth muscle relaxant and also helps to improve the flow of calcium and potassium in and out of cells. It also helps the blood vessels to expand and contract, thus improving the blood flow, thus aids in overall heart health. [9]

Does celery juice help in lowering cholesterol levels?

Celery is known to lower the levels of cholesterol [7], which makes it useful for boosting heart health. Also, it has been reported to comprise of a unique element known as 3-butylphthalide, which can lower the body’s lipids.

A study revealed that rats fed on a high fat diet for eight weeks had significantly lower levels of lipids in their blood as compared to the rats who didn’t receive the celery extract. The group receiving the celery extract had a reduction in serum total cholesterol. LDL cholesterol and total triglycerides. However, there needs to be more studies done on the impact of celery juicing to humans.

Is celery useful in the prevention of ulcers?

This is one of the benefits of celery you may not be aware of. It can help in the prevention or reduction of formation of painful ulcers. Studies [6] show that celery comprises of unique types of ethanol extract beneficial in safeguarding the lining of the digestive system against ulcers.

Thus, celery extracts can significantly renew depleted amounts of gastric mucus required in the stomach lining to circumvent the formation of tiny openings. 

Is celery useful in protection from cancer?

Celery is classified in the same cancer-protective vegetables such as; carrots, parsley, fennel and parsnips, which all have chemo-protective elements known as polyacetylenes.

Research shows [7] that polyacetylenes are beneficial in the mitigation of toxicity and fight against the formation of common cancers such as breast cancers, leukemia and intestinal cancer.

Polyacetlynes also have immune boosting effects and have the ability to fight tumors and stop mutating celery from proliferating. Furthermore celery has a flavonoid called apigenin that induces death in cancer cells. [6]

Thus celery has proven anticancer benefits.

Is celery useful in the prevention of urinary tract infections?

Since celery helps in the reduction of uric acid and boosts urine production, it’s useful in the fight against bacterial infections [6] in the digestive tract as well as the reproductive organs.

Therefore, celery can help to fight UTIs, bladder disorders and kidney problems. There is a possibility that they can help fight cysts on reproductive organs.

Does celery have an impact on digestion?

Celery seeds have a compound called NBP that has a diuretic effect and helps the body to detox. The digestive benefits are due to the diuretic effect. This mechanism could be the reason for the anti-hypertensive mechanism of celery that help to lower blood pressure.

Since celery helps to improve circulation within the intestines, it helps to improve digestion by relieving bloating and puffiness caused by water retention.

How to make Celery Juice

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how to make celery juice: images curtusy Appel-und-n-Ei and Pixabay

Here’s how to make celery juice.

You will need:

Method 1: How to make celery juice with a juicer

Using a juicer is ideal since it yields more juice than when using a blender. You can use any suitable home juicer or a juicer that can handle commercial operations. Personally, I love using the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer.

  • Wash a bunch of celery and then feed it into the juicer.
  • Drink about 470ml of the juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to improve the digestion of later meals.
Watch this video on how to make celery juice with a juicer machine

Method 2: How to make celery juice with a blender

I will admit. I love the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer. However, some times I find myself using VITAMIX BLENDER to make celery juice and I this way to be so much faster and easier than dealing with the juicer! It is much easiere than cleaning up a juicer. So, if you do not have a juicer, you can still make celery juice at home. This section and the video will show you how to make celery juice at home using a blender.

Steps to make celery juice with a blender

  • Wash and chop a bunch of celery
  • Blend on high speed until smooth
  • Strain using a fine mesh strainer or a cheese cloth. Using a blender yields less juice than a juicer.
Watch this youtube video by Whitney on how to make celery juice with a blender

Drink the blended or strained fresh juice within 24 hours after preparation. Refrigerate it if you won’t drink it immediately in an airtight bottle. You can also freeze the juice, although it  loses some of its potency. [8]

Try not to dilute the juice with water or ice. Also, don’t not mix celery juice with other juices since it will reduce its effectiveness. However, you can add green apple or cucumber to reduce the taste of celery if you can’t stand its taste. But aim to work yourself up to drink pure celery juice.

Side Effects of Celery Juicing

Celery is likely safe when eaten by mouth or applied to the skin occasionally or for a short duration. However, some people may be allergic to celery and may experience mild to severe side effects. Despite the benefits of celery juicing, there are some health concerns that you should be aware of.

Celery may increase photosensitivity

Celery contains furanocoumarins, [7] which are chemicals that make the skin to be sensitive to bright light, especially sunlight. Occasional ingestion of these chemicals in celery soup increased sensitivity to the sun. Some people got severe burns after eating celery soup, then went outside to bask in the sun or went to a tanning salon. [9]

May not be safe for pregnant women

Celery oil or seeds may be unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. [7] Taking large doses of celery or celery seed can induce bleeding and uterine contractions during pregnancy [9] and can cause a miscarriage.

It is advisable to take it occasionally in limited amounts in a well-balanced diet, there is limited information on the safety of celery when breastfeeding. If you can, just avoid its use.

Celery might cause allergies

Celery is a common allergen which is potent whether raw or cooked and the reactions can be fatal. [7] People who are sensitive to pollen, wild carrot or mug wort or fennel might react to celery. The allergic reaction causes rapid pulse, difficulty breathing and low blood pressure. [9]

You may experience rashes, itchiness, stomach upset or swellings in the face. Others may get anaphylactic shock which can lead to coma and death.

Celery may worsen kidney problems

Celery is a natural diuretic and is also rich in water. When people with kidney problems consume excessive amounts of celery it puts a strain on their kidneys. Furthermore celery may cause inflammation. [7]

If you have kidney issues you need to consult with your doctor first before you do celery juicing. [9]

Bleeding disorders

Avoid using celery if you have a bleeding disorder since there is concern that celery might increase the risk of bleeding even when taken in medicinal amounts. [7]

Lowers blood pressure

Taking celery lowers blood pressure. Avoid taking it if your blood pressure is low as it may make it to drop further. [7]

Interferes with the central nervous system

Celery used in combination with anesthesia or other medications used before or after surgery might slow down the central nervous system. [9] Thus, avoid it at least two weeks before your scheduled surgery.

Cons of Celery Juicing

Juicing strips away the fibre

Although it is easier to eat a substantial amount of nutrient in one go by juicing a celery than chewing the whole celery. Nevertheless, when you juice a celery you strip away an essential component: fibre.

Fibre promotes satiety and eases digestion. It is also good as it is food to healthy bacteria in the gut, which promotes gut health. [8]

Juicing is time consuming

It takes time to juice a celery in the morning rush as you prepare to go to work. It takes even more time to wash the juicers which are difficult to clean.

Cost implications

Buying celery in large quantities enough to juice every week is expensive. It needs space to store it.

Sample celery juice recipes and instructions

  1. Celery Juicer recipe 1-Free Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes    Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • ½- 1 cup water
  • 3 cups celery
  • Tools  
  • Bowl
  • Strainer or nut milk bag
  • High-speed blender

Instructions

1. Cut up celery.

2. Blend on high until smooth

3. Transfer mixture into a bowl and then pour it into a nut milk bag. In the sink, wring out bag into your bowl. You may add pulp to dips, smoothies, or smoothies. You can also use a dehydrator to make celery salt

4. If using a strainer, place it over the bowl and then pour mixture into your strainer. Do not mix or stir the mixture in the strainer to keep the pulp off the juice. Leave it to drain for some minutes. The juice can last up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

  • Celery juice recipe 2: Celery Cleansing Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes    Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ green apple
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 knob Ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • I cup pineapple chunks (canned/rained, thawed/ frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup spinach

Instructions

1. Wash and then rinse all ingredients well

2. Push whole celery stalks, including leaves through the juicer

3. Roll spinach to form firm ball. Slice cucumber into half and use it to push the spinach through the juicer

4. Core and de-seed apples, leaving skin on. Send through with the pineapple chunks

5. Remove lemon skin and then pass through with seeds and all

6. Add ginger in small amounts to taste. It has a strong flavour that might over power the juice. Serve immediately.

  • Protein, Vegetable Burgers

This recipe utilizes the pulp from juicing recipes. Non-fruit pulp keeps savory flavor to the protein burger.

Prep Time: 30 minutes    Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cups drained and rinsed black beans
  • 1 minced small onion
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 cup celery pulp
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions

1. Put the black beans in large bowl. Mash beans with a potato masher until mostly mashed. Add the bread crumbs and then mix thoroughly

2. Add all the ingredients except the two tablespoons of coconut oil. Combine well and add a little water if the burgers fail to hold together well

3. Divide into 4 patties. Place on baking sheet or large plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes, so the ingredients stick together while cooking

4. In large frying pan, add 2 tablespoon coconut oil and heat over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until hot. Serve.

  • Celery recipe 4: No Fruit Celery Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon or lime
  • 8 celery stalks
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • I red bell pepper
  • 1 inch fresh ginger knob
  • 1 bunch carrots

Instructions

1. Wash and rinse ingredients thoroughly

2. Push whole celery stalks including leaves through juicer

3. Remove green tops from the carrot and discard. Feed carrots through the juicer

4. Remove seeds and stems from peppers and cut to fit through the  juicer. Roll parsley to form a ball. Use slices to push the parsley through the juicer

5. Remove lemon or lime skin and pass through including seeds

6. Add ginger in small amounts to taste and serve.

The bottom line

There is credible research that proves that the phytochemicals in celery helps to reduce blood pressure, lessen inflammation and have protection from oxidative stress. However, there is no scientific studies or evidence that back the claim that celery helps to fight infections and diseases.

Celery juice is a trend, just like other trends that have come and go, but there is no proof that juicing is better than eating whole celery.

In fact, celery juice strips celery of the fiber, which has a wealth of benefits like balancing blood sugar levels, increasing satiety and helping in weight loss.

Aside from fibre, similar nutrients are present in celery just as well as in celery juice. You can acquire the same benefits whether you eat it whole or make celery juice.

The choice is yours.

Referenced websites talking about celery nutrition, benefits and how to make celery juice

  1. https://nutritionstripped.com/celery-ju`ice/
  2. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a25919032/celery-juice-benefits/
  3. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/celery-juice-healthy-or-hype/
  4. https://www.livestrong.com/article/378821-nutritional-facts-for-celery-juice/
  5. https://www.verywellfit.com/celery-juice-nutrition-facts-4169601
  6. https://draxe.com/benefits-of-celery/
  7. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-882/celery
  8. http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/celery-juice-benefits-nutrition-how-to-make-it/
  9. https://www.livestrong.com/article/493134-adverse-effects-of-celery/
  10. https://www.peacefuldumpling.com/celery-juice-recipe
  11. https://life.spartan.com/post/celery-juice-recipe

Juice Fasting – Fruits and Vegetables to use – And How it benefits you

Fasting is one of the oldest forms of health and wellness.People have been doing this for years, and it’s not just something that is done for religious purposes. While there are some people that focus on the religious elements of this, many others focus on the health and wellness factor that comes with juice fasting as well. If you’re looking to ensure that you are following something for better health, then you’ll definitely want to look forward to the focus of juice fasting. This is similar to that of fasting, but it has a different complexion what you may already know.

how to do juice fasting

For instance, you may already know that fasting is a matter of not eating a great deal. In fact, when fasting for religious reasons, you will not eat anything, and will only drink water if that’s allowed. This can be done for at least 24 hours to several days. It depends on your religious background and that’s something to consider overall.

Juice fasting for health and wellness

When you focus on juice fasting, you are not going to eat meals, instead, you’re going to drink juices prepared a juicer machine , using your favorite juice recipe and that’s it. It’s a liquid solution that is meant to help with several benefits, including weight loss,digestive health, boosting immunity and so much more.

When you think of health and wellness, you may ask yourself whether or not you want to work with this for weight loss and more. Is it going to help? Does this hold merit? Or is it another fad? To answer these questions, you’ll need to take into consideration a few notes regarding how this can be done and how you can ensure that you are working with proper usage of fasting and using juicing. The following will address that, and even give you a quick idea as to what ingredients can make up a good juice for fasting today.

Juice fasting: Why Juicing and Not Just Fasting Straightway?

juice fasting benefits

The first thing that you should understand about juicing versus fasting is that the two can work together. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t try both, but of course, we’re discussing juice fasting as a whole. This is an important part of detoxing the body, and much more. Juicing is a popular option versus just fasting because it introduces nutrients to the body that you would otherwise not get if you were to just fast.

Think in terms of fasting. When you fast, you will not be eating anything, which means that you will not have any sort of nutrition coming into your body. While this is good for detox here and there, you still need to add nutritional compounds so that your body does well. Without the nutritional profiles that the body needs, you are going to miss out on something important, which is not recommended.

But What About Buying Juice Drinks?

People think about just taking shortcuts by buying juices that are prepackaged and sold in stores. There’s nothing wrong with drinking these juices, but when you consider juice fasting, there’s something that is different. You cannot get the same nutrients that you would get with natural juicing if you’re buying prepackaged items. Prepackaged juices often are pasteurized which can destroy some of the vitamins and minerals that you need to get moving forward with. If you must buy these, you can, but remember, you will not be able to garner the same kind of nutrition, health, or wellness that comes form juicing on your own, which takes the whole fruit and vegetable that you put into a machine, and leaves nothing out. You do not get that with prepackaged items, you just don’t.

The Purity of Juice and the benefits of juice fasting

The reason why you should juice instead of just fasting or buying juices, is because you’ll be able to garner a bit of success with juice fasting from scratch. There is a slew of benefits that you should consider when trying to test out what juicing can help you with.


Boost Your Immune System 

 The purity of juice you use during juice fasting helps you with reducing the inflammation in the body and helps with boosting your immune system. That means that you can fight off infections faster, you can avoid getting sick when others are sick around you and can bounce back from a wide variety of infections and more.

Remove Toxicity – toxicity is a major problem in the body. This causes the body to break down, gain weight, retain water weight, and much more. Removing toxicity is an important thing, because it will help you lose weight, removing toxicity, inflammation, and even acidity in your body.


Juice fasting for weight Loss

Another major benefit that you will receive when you focus on juice fasting is that you’ll lose weight faster. This will help with metabolic function,digestion, and so much more.

These benefits come with benefits mentioned above and so much more because the juice that you can get from a juicer, using whole ingredients are 100% pure, free of additives, preservatives, and aren’t pasteurized. That process can cause nutrients to derail overall.

Juice fasting how to; how exactly do you work with A juice fast?

It’s easy to jump into the idea of fasting with juice and not know what you’re going to be pursuing. Many people assume that you just drop everything and start drinking juice, that’s it. Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.

The goal of using juice to fast is that you need to withdraw from eating whole food, and then introducing drinking juice and water to make sure that this all pans out. You cannot just simply jump into this and get the results. That doesn’t work.

Take for instance the following quick schedule of what you need to do to make it a successful venture for your health and wellness.


Quick Juice fasting schedule

  • Drink Water Throughout the Day
  • Meal #1 Orange Juice (16 ounces)
  • Meal #2 Green Juice Blend (16 ounces)
  • Meal #3 Green Juice Blend (16 ounces)
  • Dessert (optional) Orange Juice (16 Ounces)

These are not just a matter of the fruits that you’re going to be drinking. For instance, orange juice is not oranges, but rather items that have sweet potato as part of the complex of the juice itself. Green juices are those that have a lot of green leafy vegetables mixed into things.

Why You Should Take Your Time

Before getting into how to do this, and what juice you can try, you should know that you should not just jump into this. There are some side effects and issues that come with this, including some safety problems that some may not see. Some of the safety issues that people find to be true include the following:

  • Tiredness
  • Digestion Issues
  • Nausea
  • Hunger
  • Vertigo

If you experience these symptoms, it’s important to break your fast, and if they persist, contact a doctor. These are common at first but will go away in due time. Juicing is a good start, fasting should be done intermittently, slowly increasing the hours you are going to pursue this. Do not just embark on a 3-day juice fast, without training up to it. Test the waters with a 12-hour solution, then try 18 hours, and eventually go 24 hours. Don’t do it with just jump in and go forward with this fasting idea without trying things slowly.

How to Make Juice -Using Simple Ingredients To Test The Waters

For those that want to jump into juice fasting, you’ll want to know a few things. The first of which is how to make juices, and then how to make certain types of juices that can help with immune system boosting, weight loss, and more. Remember, you want to drink and fast, and you want to ensure that you’re able to get a complex nutritional balance. This is something that comes with the dichotomy of juicing and fasting.

To ensure that you’re able to get whole fruits and elements juiced, you will need to purchase a good juicer that uses ever bit of the fruit. These are usually a bit more expensive than others, but it will be worth your time overall.

Once you have a good juicer, it’s time to experiment with a few juices. The following are some basic juice concepts that will help you with the process of getting into juice fasting.

The Green

Green juices for juice fasting

Green juices are often the most competent of solutions that people work with at first. You will want to juice with spinach, kale, broccoli, and add apple to help you with some sweetness and juice. You can always ad ginger as well, as some people enjoy the little boost of ginger’s taste.

The Red

red fruits and vegetables for juice fasting

Another great option is that of beet juice, and you can add apple, and carrots to this to make an ABC combination that works very well. This is a great juice to help with blood, weight loss, and digestion.

The Orange

orange juice for juice fasting
Orange juice on a wooden table

You could use sweet potatoes and add other elements that make an orange juice that is sweet and tangy. You can use an orange, apple, sweet potato, and turmeric to create this orange juice option that is powerful.

As you can see, there’s a lot that goes into juicing and fasting alike. With the information above, you can get started with this, and test out your limits in terms of how long you want to fast, what type of juices you want to work with, and what is best for your overall health. The great thing about all of this is that there’s no “one” thing that works, as you can always test out various things.

Watch this video to learn how your body reacts to a juice fast

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5 Immunity Boosting Juices: Juicing to Boost Your Immunity During Sickness

immunity boosting juices

Today, I would like to write about immunity boosting juices. Everyone gets sick at one point or another. No matter what you do, no matter who you are, there’s going to be a point where you are going to have to battle off sickness, and immunity boosting juices may save the day. If you get a cold, you get the flu, or you end up getting something of an infection, you’re going to end up dealing with a variety of issues that can be hard to overcome unless your immunity is strong.



How do you come back from illness? How do you get things moving forward with an improved immune system? Well, the best way to do is simple, look into options that will help your body fight back. For instance you could use immunity boosting juices, as they will help you enjoy a change forward.

immunity boosting juices

There are plenty of options that you can chase in regard to helping you get a better handle on nutrition overall, but what is going to help you gain the upper hand? That’s something that can be a bit tough if you don’t know about some of the natural solutions that you can pursue.

Juicing Could Be The Answer

You may not know this, but you could easily work with what is known as juicing. This is something that can help you fight back against disease, infection and more. Juicing could be the big answer, and it’s due to the fact that, with immunity boosting juices you can introduce nutritional elements that you would not get anywhere else. It’s like eating more fruits and vegetables, but with a push forward into drinkability and absorption ratios that you would not get anywhere else.

To start getting into juicing, you’re going to need to make sure that you get a good juicer. This could be a cold press juicer or commercial juicer or any other good juicer. When you have a good juicer, you can put whole fruits and vegetables into the appliance and it will spit out juice, and nothing more. It can use whole fruits and vegetables, mind you, and that’s a great thing.

Juices that are made with fresh ingredients can help you lose weight, fight back against a cold, flu, and much more. If you want to refresh your system, and you’re truly committed to natural solutions, then you’ll want to look at the following immunity boosting juice recipes that can help you out. Taken into the system, you’ll absorb the nutrients with ease and will end up with a positive push forward.

Focusing On Recipes and How To Get Nutrition From Juicing

Juicing is going to help you garner a bit of success when it comes to sickness. This is a simple thing to help when you aren’t feeling well and can’t eat a lot. If you are having trouble keeping things down, or you’re dealing with a variety of different issues associated with illness, juicing can be your best friend. The following are some of the best options that you’ll want to consider. These are some nutrition based, high quality ingredient packed juices that will help you get a fighting chance against sickness and boost your immunity overall.

Immunity boosting juices Recipes and Juice Ideas You Can Use 

If you’re looking at getting some ideas for juicing, then you are going to love the following options for improving your immunity. This is an immune system fighting mix of things that will help you. If you are willing to test out juicing, and want to get better from a cold, flu, or just about any thing that you may be wrestling with, take these things and test them out to see how you can even avoid certain colds and flus that others are getting around you.

ACO – The Cold Fighter and immunity boosting juices mix





When you have a cold, you should boost your immune system with vitamins A, B, and C. These are vitamins that help with introducing a better fighting path for your immune system. This will create an outstanding option that will fight a cold, help reduce inflammation in the body, and even give you a break from coughing a little. Add folic acid, and you’ll have a serious boost in overall cold fighting power. Now, to get this juice option, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Oranges
  • Turmeric

You can take these ingredients in different formulations and make them into a juice. Apples and oranges will give you the majority of your juice, but the carrots, and turmeric’s orange colors will help with introduction beta carotene, the vitamins listed above, and so much more. Taking this as part of your fight against a cold will improve your immediate response, and your immune system over time. It’s truly a great option to pursue.

The Citrus Powerhouse

One of the tried and true supplements that medical professionals tell people to take when they are sick is that of citrus. Vitamin C, to be exact, as it is the number one thing that people are told they should try to work with. This is a solution that is going to help you garner a great deal of success and will give you a powerful punch against any cold or flu symptom you may have today. Now, to make a citrus explosion and diminish your cold systems, you’ll need to look into a few options that will come together. You will need the following ingredients:

  • Orange
  • Grapefruit
  • Black Peppercorn

These elements together may seem basic, but the peppercorn is going to increase the immunity that you need to fight back against a cold, and more. It will even deliver a potent boost of vitamin C, A, and a little extra. It’s simply a powerful combination that you can have in a juice.

The Tomato Juice Option

People don’t immediately think about tomato juice as a powerful fighter against colds. But it could help the immune system in many ways. In fact, you could add this to a juicer or a blender and make it work quite well. You want to make sure that you strain things after you mix them, but you’ll end up with a powerful illness fighter with this option. The homemade tomato juice route is good because it won’t have additives, sugars, salt, and other elements that cause store bought options to be somewhat unhealthy. To make this, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Celery Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper

You can always blend these things up, but to make it a powerful element, you need to go down a different path. The tomatoes should be cut and then let them simmer in a saucepan for 30 minutes with some water, then you’ll want to mill them or use a blender to mix up the tomatoes and the juice, alongside some of the spices that were recommended as per taste.

Then separate the juice with a sifter, and then let it cool. After you let it cool, you can drink the juice, and it will be great to fight back against a cold, flu, and much more. The reasons why this works, you’ll find that the vitamins A, C, iron, and folate. These elements all work towards helping you fight against a cold, and even helps with establishing a better immune system with relative ease.

The Superfoods Juice

You may have heard of juicing, but have you heard of superfoods and juicing? You see, superfoods are great as they will help you push forward the most nutrients per square inch of what they have, and if you juice it, you’ll end up with a huge push forward as well. Superfoods can help your immune system normally, but can definitely help you when you’re sick. In that regard, you’ll want to look into the following simple upgrades that can help you. To get superfoods into your system and receive the benefits that come from the most iconic of fruits and vegetables, take a chance with the following ingredients:

  • Soy sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Tomato Juice
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Lemons
  • Hot Sauce

This is a more complicated mix than you would expect from other juices, but you will need to mix these all up with a good juicer. When you do this appropriately, you will end up with a positive push forward into the immune system boosting drinks that you can get together. This is like a bloody Mary alcoholic drink, but it’s focus is on introducing vitamins A, C, magnesium, potassium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, all within the powerful push of the kale super food, and citrus that comes from other elements. Put together here, you will have a powerful super food rich drink that will help you fight off infection and more.

More To Explore for Boosting Immunity With Juicing

There is a lot more to explore when it comes to juicing, and boosting your immune system using immunity boosting juices. If your goal is to ensure you garner great immunity against sickness, even if you have started feeling the symptoms of a cold or a flu, then you will want to explore a variety of different solutions that fall under the category of juicing, and immune system boosts. The above are just a few options you can test out today, and they can help you with battling immunity, and getting the upper hand against what you want for your health and wellness. with most immunity boosting juices. It’s a matter of trial and error sometimes, but with the right ingredients, the above solutions could very well prove to be the difference maker. Also check out our post on celery juice nutrition including the benefits, recipes and how to make celery juice

Reference:

www.healthline.com

Juicing 101 – How to Juice for Health [Get Maximum Benefits of Juicing]

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If you like following the news for the latest health trends, you would have heard about juicing by now. With so many fads that promise quick and easy solutions to boosting your health, it’s easy to understand why some people are weary about every health trend that comes their way. Is this health craze actually healthy? Is it worth investing your time and efforts in?

To understand what juicing is all about, it’s best to learn more about it. To help you do that, we’ve rounded up all the important information that you need to know about this health trend.

What is Juicing?

The very first thing that you need to know about juicing is what it actually is. Juicing is actually the act of extracting the liquid components of fresh fruits and vegetables. The process makes use of a juicing device which is available in different shapes, sizes, and mechanisms.

Juicing became popular because it promises to give you fresh juices that are minimally processed and are loaded with vitamins and nutrients. As juicers are specifically designed to properly extract juice from fresh produce without altering its freshness, making sure that the vitamins and minerals of the ingredients are retained and extracted with the juice.

This is exactly why juicing has won over millions of health buffs all over the world. The process makes it easier to consume fresh produce without losing much of its nutrients, making it a great way to get a good load of your daily nutritional needs. Unlike cooking and eating salads, juicing is deemed as a more effective way to extract all the good things inside fruits and veggies, making it a great way to eat healthier. It also doesn’t hurt that you can easily whip up a great-tasting glass of juice with the right juicer recipes, making juicing a nice alternative to other ways of eating better.

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Why do Juicing? 10 Major Benefits of Juicing

With so many ways how to eat better and have a healthier lifestyle, why should you try out juicing? The simple reason is,

  1. It’s an easy way to get started on eating better.

Juicing doesn’t really require you to make a huge lifestyle change. You can easily start by just replacing your morning glass of OJ with fresh juice instead and you’re already well on your way to eating better.

  1. It can effectively satiate your sweet tooth.

With a wide array of fruits and veggies to choose from, it’s pretty easy to whip up a naturally sweet treat with juicing. This can easily satiate your cravings for something sweet, satisfying what your body is looking for in a healthy way.

  1. You can cut down your calorie intake without missing out on essential nutrients.

Juicing is a great way to cut down your calorie intake as it can easily fill you up. It’s also a great plus that it can help you meet your dietary needs without having to eat a lot as the juice can already provide much-needed vitamins and nutrients to keep you in top shape.

  1. It can help you detoxify your system.

Juicing is said to be a great way to release toxins inside the body. There are lots of recipes that will help you detoxify with a juice cleanse routine. They can range from mild to strict so you can easily choose how to go about your detoxing.

  1. It can significantly improve your digestive system.

A lot of experts believe that getting rid of toxins in your digestive track will help you restart your system and give it a boost. Since juicing will help you detoxify, it’s also a great way to give your system a nice push to perform better.

  1. You don’t have to suffer from eating unsavory vegetables that are also very healthy.

Not every kind of vegetable is tasty and appetizing. This is the very reason why a lot of people struggle with eating healthy. With juicing, though, you can concoct a delicious drink by combining choice fruits and vegetables. This makes bitter-tasting veggies a lot easier to consume, allowing you to eat better without having to struggle.

  1. You can be sure that you’re only consuming natural ingredients since you’ll be the one to make your drinks every time.

If the reason you started juicing is to jumpstart an all-natural diet, you can be sure that your drinks won’t have any artificial flavoring to it since you’ll actually be the one to make your juices.

  1. It will give you more energy.

Fresh juices are more energizing, thanks to its natural ingredients. This is why they’re great as morning drinks as they can kickstart your day in a healthy manner.

  1. It will help you balance your diet perfectly.

Even if you can’t eat better, adding a glass or two a day of fresh juice to your diet can already help you balance your meals. It might not be enough to put you in perfect shape, but this can easily be a solid step towards the right direction.

  1. It can even help you lose some weight.

Replacing sodas and other sugary drinks with a few glasses of all-natural juice can easily help you eat better and cut down your consumption of unhealthy foods. Combine this with a balanced diet and some exercise and you’ll surely lose some weight.

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Fruit vs Vegetables: Which One to Use Most?

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The most frequently asked question when it comes to juicing is whether you should use more fruits or vegetables. Some people believe that exclusively juicing fruits solve their dietary needs, but this isn’t the case.

While fruits are loaded with vitamins and other nutrients, they also have high contents of sugar. You can argue that what they have are natural sweeteners, but since they can also elevate your sugar levels, having too much of them is bad. High glucose levels can make you gain weight and cause several health issues, so experts suggest that you use fewer fruits when juicing.

Vegetables should really be the core of your juices. Why? For one, they’re brimming with nutrients that you can’t get elsewhere. A lot of veggies have high contents of vitamins, antioxidants, lycopene and folic acid. This is in addition to iron, manganese, zinc, and phytonutrients among many others. Juicing with the right veggies will help you get a good dose of the nutrients your body needs, making them more important ingredients when juicing.

Also, by juicing lots of vegetables with some healthy fruits as sweeteners, consuming icky veggies can be done more easily. Not a lot of people are keen on having veggies for their every meal, so juicing is a great way to still consume such healthy food items without making it too hard on you.

How to Juice for Health

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Most people decide to start juicing to improve their health. However, starting to add this food preparation process to your daily routine is not enough to get you in shape. If you want juicing to help you be healthier, taking the right steps is essential. To do that, here are a few things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Find the right juicer.

The right juicer will be the handiest tool to help you get started in improving your health through juicing. With all of the options available in the market, choosing the best juicer can be a challenge. However, the vast array of options also ensures that you’ll find the right unit for your needs and requirements. We have extensively written about the best juicers in the different juicer categories. Read about the 5 best masticating juicers / slow juicers, etc.

  1. Make sure to only use healthy juice recipes.

A lot of people think that juicing is already healthy in itself because you’ll be using fruits and vegetables. However, it can also easily spike your sugar and do other things that can damage your health if done incorrectly.

Simply put, some juicing recipes are healthier than others. Not because some require additional ingredients, but because some fruits and vegetables might not suit what your body needs. If you’re juicing to improve your health while managing an illness, you need to be mindful of what different fruits and veggies contain.

For the diabetic, keeping a close eye on the sugar content of your ingredients is a must. If you have high uric acid levels, skip the spinach and go for other leafy greens instead. If you’re highly acidic, tone down the currants, blueberries, and cranberries.

  1. Always work with the freshest ingredients.

If you want to get the most out of your produce, make sure to go for really fresh ones. This way, you can get a better yield for your juice and you’ll be able to make a good tasting drink.

  1. Compliment your juicing with a healthy lifestyle.

Juicing can be a great way to have a healthier lifestyle. However, limiting yourself to just juicing is not enough to get you in tip-top shape. If you want to look, feel, and be at your best, you’ll need to pair juicing with a healthy lifestyle. Sleep better, eat better, and exercise regularly to really get yourself a strong and healthy body.

Hopefully, this guide helps you out in understanding juicing better. Further research will tell you more about this health trend. Just make sure to stick with reputable scientific sources. This way,so you can be sure to get the right information about this diet.

More references on juicing for health
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juicing
  2. https://www.healthambition.com/
  3. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com