Those who have chronic illnesses that affect the gut, such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS), may find that celery juice can provide relief from symptoms like loose stools. It also has the ability to improve gastrointestinal function and regularity in people who suffer from these disorders.
The first thing you need to do is purchase a high power blender, a fine mesh strainer, and a glass or pitcher. Separate and wash the stalks of celery and chop them into small pieces. Once you have the celery chopped, place it in your blender and blend on high until it becomes smooth mush. Strain out the pulp using the mesh strainer.
The best way to store your celery juice is in a glass container with a tight fitting lid. This helps prevent oxidation which can denature the juice’s health benefits.
You can find fresh celery at the grocery store and even in some health food markets. When you do purchase celery, be sure to buy the freshest stalks that are in season and preferably organic.
The best way to benefit from the healing properties of celery is to drink it fresh in the morning on an empty stomach. It can be mixed with other green juices and vegetables as a tonic, but it is most powerful when consumed on its own.