By Laura Mierzwa, R.H.N, C.N.E
If you pay any attention at all to health trends, you will have noticed that juicing celery has now climbed it’s way to the top of the ladder! And, if you’ve read our NutriChem top predicted 2019 health trends, celery juice did not make the cut. Why, you ask?
Juicing is a great way to get in tons of nutrients. When you juice a vegetable, it extracts the liquid and removes the fibre. This means that with the absence of the fibre all those delicious vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can be rapidly absorbed, great! I love green juices, but the issue with only having celery day after day is that you are very limited in the nutrients you’re getting. Exposing your body to a variety of nutrients is important! A multivitamin doesn’t just contain vitamin C, it contains all the vitamins and minerals because they work synergistically together. Adding things like cucumber, leafy greens, ginger, green apple and other low sugar fruits can be equally, if not more nourishing.
Another great alternative to juicing is one of my favourites, smoothies. At NutriChem we know how important proper gut health is and when we think about the gut, we think about FIBRE! By keeping veggies in their whole form, you’re also getting a good dose of your daily fibre intake, which most Canadians are lacking in their diet. Plus, we always recommend adding some healthy protein and fats in to make it a balanced snack or meal. Check out my favourite smoothie recipe below to see how I combine all this goodness together.
There is no single one thing that will contribute to changing your health, so if you think juicing copious amounts of celery is going to give you the answers you’re looking for, think again. It’s always a multitude of changes and instilling new healthy habits that have long term benefits. Diet is one key piece to improving your health along with a few others:
Written by Laura Mierzwa, NutriChem Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert
Laura is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. Holistic nutrition is a combination of modern science and time-tested wisdom based on the philosophy that each person has unique nutritional requirements. Laura specializes in working with clients who have digestive issues, food intolerances and autoimmune conditions. If you’re unsure of where to start, she will guide you in the right direction to improve your health at your own comfortable pace. She will suit your individual needs through customized nutrition protocols and meal planning.
Laura recognizes the importance of ongoing education as the health industry is forever evolving. Through whole foods, lifestyle improvements and proper supplementation Laura will support you to bring your health back to balance. As a Culinary Nutrition Expert, she is passionate about being in the kitchen creating delicious recipes with ingredients that support optimal health.
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