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Benn’s Flu-Fighting Juice

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The ingredients:

  • 2 cups Kale

  • 2 cups Baby Spinach

  • 2 cups Pure Apple Juice

  • 1/2 Cucumber

  • 1/2 Lemon squeezed (for extra benefits, use the juice from an entire lemon)

  • 1 Banana

  • Ice

  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated

  • 2 sticks celery

The first real health trend of 2019 is upon us. And we’re pretty sure we won’t be the first people to be telling you about it. Food bloggers and magazine editors are waxing lyrical about the benefits of Celery Juice! That’s right, despite what you may think this relatively boring vegetable is packed with tonnes of good stuff.

Drinkers of this green elixir claim that a glassful of it each morning reduces inflammation and improves digestive functions as well as healing eczema and improved mental health amongst other things.

How exactly can these super low-calorie sticks be as beneficial as everyone’s making out? Well, as with many other vegetables, celery contains an impressive array of goodness.

It has high amounts of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium and manganese, plus it's a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus (draws breath). It's also low in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol.

As with many diet trends, the health benefits of certain foods have a tendency to be mostly hype with not main claims able to be backed up with solid research.

If you were to ask a qualified dietitian their opinion they would would look towards scientific evidence and state that there currently is no evidence to suggest that drinking celery juice would have any of the highly talked about health benefits. Whilst celery juice is good to drink as part of a healthy diet, they would tell you it is probably wouldn't cure cancer or infertility but it definitely can help you lose weight.

If you like drinking celery juice then you just carry on it will definitely do more good than harm, but if you’re drinking it purely for these magical health benefits then we hate the break it to you but it might be a little bit in vain.

The above recipe is a great way to get tonnes of other goodness into your body so you can start your day off the right way.


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