Why Is the Celery Juice Trend Exploding?

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  • Celery juice became quite trendy at the beginning of 2019, but the vegetable has long been a healthy addition to meals and juicing regimens. Make sure your celery is organic as it ranks 11th out of 47 fruits and vegetables for having the most pesticide residue
  • The celery juice phenomenon has increased demands, while current weather and soil-borne diseases have reduced the harvest, resulting in higher prices and difficulty meeting consumers’ expectations. The CEO of Juice Press, a New York chain of juice bars, expects this to balance over time
  • Your daily vegetable and juicing regimen will benefit from the addition of celery, as it has 40% of your daily value for vitamin K and 11% of molybdenum, a trace mineral your body uses to help detox heavy metals. Celery is also rich in antioxidants and flavanols
  • Apigenin is a compound found in celery that is gaining attention for its potential to fight cancer. This flavonoid has strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties reported to suppress different forms of cancer in vitro and in vivo by triggering apoptosis and autophagy
  • Excessive consumption of celery increases your intake of oxalates. While not harmful in and of itself, an over accumulation of oxalates can trigger the development of kidney stones

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