Celery Juice has recently become a popular beverage. High in fiber, and low in sugar, it has antioxidants properties that can alleviate inflammation, preventing and treating many diseases such as Thyroiditis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Four groups of people however, should drink with caution.
Who Should Avoid Celery Juice?
1. People Taking Anticoagulant Medication Celery contains vitamin K, which helps maintain normal blood clotting function. However, it isn't beneficial for people who are taking anticoagulant medication.
2. People With Kidney Disease Celery contains essential trace elements such as potassium and sodium. Patients undergoing dialysis or with kidney disease shouldn't drink juice because their kidney's can't metabolize potassium ions effectively.
3. People With Sensitive Stomachs Celery juice contains a resistant starch, which is fermented by microorganisms in the intestines. Drinking celery juice can cause bloating and diarrhea in people with sensitive stomachs or those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.
4. People With a Cold Constitution Foods that are cold in nature have a cooling effect on the body, and foods that are hot in nature can help warm it up. Celery is considered cold, so people with a cold body constitution shouldn't drink too much raw celery juice to avoid exacerbating their condition.
5. Timing for Drinking Celery Juice Because of it's high fiber properties celery juice helps increase satiety and should be drank before dinner on an empty stomach, not early in the morning as many people do.