Celery juice is the wellness trend du jour, and some are claiming it could be the secret to clear, glowing skin. Here’s what to know before trying it yourself.
It seems as though every time we log onto social media, there’s a new wellness trend being touted as the next best cure-all. Right now, celery juice is the thing.
Of course, celery juice isn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but suddenly, it’s the must-have beverage for a better you. With the juicing trend being around for what feels like ages now, we have to wonder, why celery?
The benefits, claim some, are endless, and include reduced inflammation, improved brain function, and a boost in energy. It’s also said to help clear skin and help with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Kim Kardashian, for one, recently told her 128 million Instagram followers that she’s been downing the stuff in hopes that it helps with her psoriasis flare-ups.
To get the scoop on whether or not there is any truth to these claims – especially in the skin department, we spoke to Tamara Rausch, a nutritionist and product manager at Lycored, a nutritional science company. We’ve been told that both great skin and great health start in our gut and guess what? “Celery is great for gut health for its anti-inflammatory properties, plus it is very fibrous. Juicing it makes for a tasty and refreshing way to consume it,” says Rausch. “My recommendation is to integrate freshly prepared celery juice into your daily breakfast or lunch to benefit from the energy and vitality throughout the day,” she explains. “Experiment with taste profiles and add both the stalk and the celery leaves. You can even add in a pinch of fresh lime and tomato juice to make a virgin Bloody Mary. The lime adds vitamin C and tomato, lycopene and beta-carotene, all of which help bring you glowing skin and make you feel good from the inside out,” she adds. Of course, having a well-balanced and overall healthy diet will make the benefits of celery juice more effective.
So what about it benefits us from the inside out? “Colorful fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and carrots, and green leafy vegetables such as celery and kale contain great amounts of carotenoid pigments. They are known to support the skin’s overall wellness on the molecular level, which balances different cellular processes and enhances the skin’s resiliency and natural collagen network, which is key for a healthy appearance,” Rausch explains.
As for whether or not drinking celery juice can have direct effects on acne or skin conditions, the jury is still out.
If you’re not entirely sold on sipping on the vegetable, consider celery-infused beauty products. The Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Serum is a fortifying blend of celery, carrot root, and broccoli extract, to help replenish your skin’s moisture levels and calm inflammation.
Quick searches on Instagram and YouTube yield impressive before and after skin transformations courtesy of celery juice, however, we’d recommend taking these testimonials with a grain of salt. There could be a variety of lifestyle and health factors at play, plus, and most importantly, there’s really no medical research that proves celery juice alone can offer these results. That being said, incorporating more veggies into your diet is never a bad thing, so if you’re intrigued, go for it and report back.
+How do you feel about the celery juice trend? Will you be trying it anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below!