Celery juice is the latest wellness trend among health enthusiasts. People who have tried celery juice have experienced some great results, such as relief in autoimmune disease and healing depression.
Have you been constantly told that celery juice can heal your gut and you want to know if celery juice is low FODMAP? Look no further, as we will explore celery juice and FODMAPs here.
Is Celery Juice Low FODMAP?
The simple answer to this is that it all depends on portion size. As per Monash University, less than 5cm of a celery stalk is considered low FODMAP, whereas more is moderate to high. However, up until recently, celery juice was found rated low FODMAP by Monash.
As mentioned above, a low FODMAP serving of celery is 10g which is less than 1/3 of a medium stalk of celery. Two medium stalks of celery are generally considered a high FODMAP.
Since celery is high in mannitol, if you have already identified your triggers, and mannitol is not one of them, you might tolerate more than this amount without necessarily experiencing any IBS symptoms.
Does Celery Juice Cleanse?
When it comes to digestive health, celery juice is considered a natural laxative as it relaxes the nerves, which are damaged by stress and an unhealthy lifestyle. It is also claimed that various enzymes in celery help raise the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This helps in digestion and prevents food from fermenting in the gut, which can cause bloating.
Juicing celery is claimed to have multiple advantages, such as concentrating the phytonutrients (beneficial compounds), so you get a higher amount than by eating celery whole. The celery juice diet includes drinking 16 ounces of fresh celery juice every morning on an empty stomach without mixing any other veggies with it, as celery is believed to work best on its own.
There are several illnesses and symptoms that it is claimed that celery juice helps people heal from. These include -
- Eczema, psoriasis
- SIBO, constipation
- Acid reflux
- High blood pressure
- Blood sugar issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Allergies and gout
- Acid reflux
- Adrenal problems and various autoimmune conditions
It is also claimed that if you are struggling with digestion issues, celery juice may help stimulate the production and output of stomach acid and bile, two of the key players in indigestion.
It is also claimed that celery juice may help with symptoms such as bloating, heartburn, IBS, and skin issues like eczema.
We all wish to make healthier food choices. However, sometimes it can be overwhelming to overhaul your diet and embark on a nutritious eating plan.
In recent times, celery has received a lot of attention as a superfood, with supporters claiming that celery juice has several benefits and helps us combat a range of ailments, including inflammation, high cholesterol, and high BP. There is little or no evidence for many of these claims, however.
Medically reviewed by Onikepe Adegbola, MD PhD