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By Kristen Carli, MS, RD

5 Benefits of Celery

It’s crunchy in all the best ways, it’s enticingly green, and it pairs extraordinarily well with a dollop of creamy peanut butter.

We’re talking about good ole celery—one of the most nutrient-rich veggies you can munch on. Also, according to Mayo Health Clinic, it’s made up of 95% water, which can help you keep hydrated.1

Whether you devour it as a mid-morning snack or consume it in juice form (which we got you covered for) - celery is a wellness hero in our book! And today, we’re going to unveil the five benefits of celery, PLUS give you the inside scoop on the easiest ways to include it into your health routine.

5 Benefits of Celery

Fun fact - back in 2019, celery juice ruled the internet, due to a few celebs giving it a stamp of approval. But ALL of the health benefits are here to stay, and we think it should be a trend for life! Let’s jump into the benefits of celery.

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1. Celery Contains a Host of Nutrients

Did you know that celery contains about 15 calories per two stocks? Usually, when something is extremely low in calories, it’s not uber nutritious. However, celery proves this theory completely wrong. It contains essential nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and fiber—supporting overall wellness, making it a total win-win!

2. May Support Healthy Digestion

Celery can be viewed as an all-time soother for the stomach, due to that all-star nutrient we just mentioned—fiber! It can really support more regular bowel movements throughout the day! On top of this, celery contains compounds like pectin-based polysaccharides that can add an extra protective layer to the lining of the stomach.

3. Can Provide Excellent Antioxidant Properties

Celery contains antioxidants such as flavonoids, vitamin C, and beta-carotene! You might be wondering why we’re fans of antioxidants and the answer is simple: it supports long-term wellness! According to Harvard Health, antioxidants can support the immune system, which may protect cells from oxidative stress.2

4. Bolsters Hydration

We alluded to this already, but celery is H20 in veggie form. On a sizzling hot summer day, it can restore your bodily fluid levels, which may help you feel more rejuvenated. Also after a taxing workout, celery can be an excellent snack alternative, alongside a tall glass of water and electrolytes!

5. It’s Ideal During a Snack Attack

If you have a midday snack attack, celery is probably one of the best options since it’s lower in calories! And you don’t have to eat it solo. There are a plethora of creative celery snack options to choose from.

  • Celery + Guacamole: Dip celery sticks into chunky guac for a delicious and nutritious snack. The combination of creamy avocado and crunchy celery is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
  • Celery + Cottage Cheese: Top celery sticks with fresh cottage cheese and opt to add sliced tomatoes or cucumber for a protein-packed snack.
  • Celery Chips: Cut celery into thin slices and bake them in the oven until crispy for a healthier alternative to potato chips. Try seasoning them with spices like paprika, garlic powder, or nutritional yeast for added flavor.
  • Celery + Salsa: Dip celery sticks into fresh salsa for a flavorful snack. You can use mild, medium, or spicy salsa depending on your taste preferences.

How to Incorporate Celery Into Your Wellness Routine

Alongside the plethora of snack options, you can add celery to just about anything to reap the nutritional benefits. Think about it, most soups and stews start with Mirepoix, a straightforward medley of carrots, onions, and celery.

The great news is that celery exhibits a pretty neutral flavor profile, so you can sneak it into smoothies, throw it into a chopped salad for added crunch, or braise it in the oven with a bit of broth. The possibilities are endless, but of course, if you’re looking for a super efficient way to include it in your routine—we got you! We’re all about making nutrition convenient, which is where our cold-press juices swoop in.

Sip on our Best-Selling Celery Drinks

Experience wellness in the most delicious form with these Suja drinks!

Celery Juice

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Embrace the ease of juicing without the hassle and sweat! We've revolutionized your juicing routine by cold-pressing locally-grown celery within a day of harvest. Our innovative high-pressure processing (HPP) technique locks in all the nutrients and that crisp, just-picked flavor of our organic celery juice. With just celery and a hint of lemon, our juice delivers a pure and invigorating sip that's ideal for those craving a healthy, fuss-free option.

“Celery juice was recommended by my nutritionist some weeks ago. I researched making it myself at home and decided against that because of the effort to acquire fresh products so often. I researched cold-pressed options locally. For my taste and convenience, I drink the Suja Celery Juice each day now.” - Verified Buyer, ejw

Mighty Dozen

Craving a healthy green drink that’s subtly sweet and includes celery? Indulge in the invigorating blend of Suja Mighty Dozen™ juice, where leafy greens meet the delicate sweetness of apple and celery, creating a symphony of flavor that's as nourishing as it is delicious. Loaded with a powerhouse of nutrients, this organic green juice is a vibrant concoction that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.

“I am a person who HATES the taste of veggies but I'm on a journey to bettering myself in all ways. [Mighty Dozen] is packed with lots of nutrients and my body feels the difference; my body thanks me hehe. and I actually really love the taste of this one: Mighty Dozen. SOOO yummy, it would be great to make it into a smoothie for sure.” - Verified Buyer, Shanicy

Sip the Benefits of Celery

Celery isn't just a passing trend – it's a veggie superstar we love 24/7. With its refreshing flavor, satisfying crunch, and endless possibilities, celery is a kitchen MVP.

Dive into the world of celery goodness today! Whether you're sipping on our cold-pressed celery juice or getting mighty with our Mighty Dozen blend, there's no better time to start reaping the benefits of this versatile veggie. Cheers to celery adventures!

Endnotes

  1. Wergin, A. (2023, June 2). Celery: Not just for veggie trays. Mayo Clinic Health System; Mayo Clinic Health System. https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/celery-not-just-for-veggie-trays#:~:text=Although%20celery%20also%20contains%20some
  2. Harvard Health Publishing. (2019). Understanding antioxidants - Harvard Health. Harvard Health; Harvard Health. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/understanding-antioxidants

By Kristen Carli, MS, RD


Kristen Carli is the owner of Camelback Nutrition & Wellness, a private nutrition practice and consulting firm. She graduated from University of Arizona with a BA in psychology and then received a BS in dietetics from Arizona State University. After completion of the dietetic internship, she continued her education by receiving a MS in Human Nutrition from University of Western States. Having a passion for nutrition communication, she writes for many food and nutrition outlets as well as regularly develops recipes for food brands and media companies. Her nutrition expertise has been featured in InStyle, Bustle, Livestrong, The List, MyFitnessPal and many others. Additionally, Kristen is often featured via local TV segments sharing nutrition tips and tricks. She was selected to act as a Produce for Better Health Foundation Fruit and Vegetable Ambassador in Action, helping to promote the health benefits and importance of consuming fruits and vegetables, as well as a FoodMinds upwaRD winner for 2022, honoring up and coming media dietitians. You can find her reading, running, and exploring new restaurants with her husband and baby boy.