Celery is a true wealth of vitamins and minerals. It can be added to salads, snacked on as a snack or taken in liquid form. Celery juice is not only healthy but also delicious.
The inconspicuous stalks of celery contain vitamin C, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5, vitamins E and K, as well as magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and iron. Moreover, in 100 grams of the product there are only 14 kcal. Taking into account the low price, pleasant, fresh taste and the above nutritional qualities, celery juice has become one of the dietary hits of recent years.
In stores we can buy ready-made celery juices. However, the best option is to squeeze the drink yourself from fresh celery stalks. Prepared just before consumption it contains the most vitamins and minerals.
The first option is to use a juicer. By passing the celery stalks through the juicer you will get a clear juice. The stalks can also be blended. In this case, the consistency of the cocktail is thicker and more slurry – not everyone likes this.
Before blending, wash the celery thoroughly. If you have bought young stalks, they do not need to be peeled. If the twigs are a bit woody, you can peel the top layer
Celery is a fantastic combination with apple, pineapple, citrus fruits and green fruits and vegetables. You can mix it with spinach, kiwi and even cucumber. Additional ingredients will improve the taste and will be an additional injection of vitamins and minerals.
Due to the high content of oxalates, celery juice should be avoided by people with kidney disease and a tendency to kidney stones. The juice is also not recommended for people taking diuretic drugs.
Celery juice is a product that can be allergenic. It is not recommended for allergy sufferers and people prone to food allergies. The contraindication for drinking celery juice is also pregnancy and breastfeeding. In particular, it should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy.
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