Is your Instagram feed flooded with people taking up the green juice challenge? Well, thank the Kardashians to introduce this health juice fad made from the green leafy herb - Celery.
Earlier in January, Kim Kardashian revealed that she drinks celery juice to treat her psoriasis and now we have her sister Kylie Jenner who is following this healthy habit.
In a recent Instagram story, the 21-year-old fashionista extracted the celery juice, shared how she starts her day with a glass of this health portion and how it benefits her.
According to her the juice serves many health benefits as they are high in nutrients and is not mainly for weight loss.
Holding up the glass while sporting her perfectly manicured nails painted with a pale pink hue.
The originator of this drinking craze traces back to Anthony William who promoted the virtues of this health drink on Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop.
According to Anthony William, who is not a doctor, claims that drinking 16 ounces of pure celery juice on an empty stomach every day helps problems including “digestive issues, skin conditions, migraines, fatigue, autoimmune illnesses, brain fog, and hundreds of others” on his site.
Various people who tried this said that the celery tonic is a great energy booster and aids in weight loss.
Celery being low in calorie, high in fiber, Vitamin K, Potassium and loaded with antioxidants and is best when consumed pre-workouts.
But experts and doctors have their own doubts about how much of celery is beneficial as there is no concrete evidence of the green leaf serving your complete vegetable quota for the day.
According to few reports allergic reactions to celery juice is possible and may increase sensitivity to sunlight.
So, if you consider guzzling a glass of this tonic everyday like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, do consult your dietitian or a doctor.
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“Should I be drinking green juice?” I’m asked this question often by my high performance clients who wonder if green juice is a must. . If you’re wondering too, my answer primarily depends on two factors: your goals, and what your daily eating pattern looks like. . Here’s some quick advice: . Are you eating at least 7 servings of produce a day - ideally 2 cups of fruit (1 cup is about the size of a baseball) and 5 cups of veggies? If not, and if you can’t realistically step up your intake, a green juice can help you fill the gap. I have some clients who train or work so much they just don’t have time to eat enough solid food. If you’re in this camp, definitely drink some of your produce. . If you’re already eating 7+ servings of produce a day, you probably don’t need a green juice. Also, when it’s superfluous, I have seen green juice contribute to weight gain, or prevent weight loss - especially if it’s made with more fruit than veg. . If your goal is to lean down, aim to eat more produce rather than drink it (if possible). The process of chewing, the filling fiber, and the space produce takes up in your digestive system are all beneficial for achieving fat loss, while simultaneously preserving muscle mass. . If your goal is to gain muscle mass, a green juice may help. Again, it goes back to what you’re eating. Many clients tell me they eat “a lot” of produce, but when we talk specifics, they’re not consistently eating 5 cups of veggies a day. Adding a green juice may result in hitting the daily veg target. This is important for muscle building and maintenance for a number of reasons (more on this in a future post!). . If including a green juice is a smart strategy based on your needs, swipe to the next pic for 4 quick tips. . What’s your green juice routine? Daily, on occasion, not at all?