Select celery that is light green in color, firm, compact, and well-shaped. The stalk should have a solid, rigid feel and leaflets should be fresh or only slightly wilted. Also look for a glossy surface, stalks of light green or medium green, and mostly green leaflets. Avoid purchasing celery with bruises or discolored areas on the stalks.
Some of the health benefits of celery juice:
Balancing Acidity: Celery is known to balance neutralize acidity and balance the body’s blood pH.
Athletic Enhancement: Celery is known to replace electrolytes lost during strenuous workouts. It also aids in rehydrating the body.
Cancer Prevention: Celery contains (1) acetylenics, which are shown to stop tumor growth, (2) Phenolic acids, which are proven to block prostaglandins, which encourage tumor growth, and (3) Coumarins, which prevent free radicals from having a damaging effect on cells in the body.
Cholesterol Health: Celery juice is proven to significantly lower cholesterol and LDL.
Digestive Health: Celery acts as a natural laxative and helps relieve constipation. It helps relax the stomach nerves.
Body Temperature: Celery is proven to regulate body temperature.
Urinary Health: Celery is proven to promote urine production helping the body fluid out the urinary tract and rid the body of excess fluids. It also helps in preventing the formation of kidney stones.
Inflammatory Aid: Polyacetylene is helpful in relieving inflammation in the body. It is beneficial to sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other inflammatory illnesses.
Blood Pressure: Phtalides in celery are known to relax the areas around the arteries, allowing a normal flow of blood.