Have you been noticing your girlfriends walking around, sipping on a pale green juice? Alternatively, perhaps, you’ve been seeing articles and reading things on the Internet about celery juice. Celery juice seems to be a new trend in the health food industry.
Why Celery Juice Is Good For Women
- Potassium – If you don’t get enough potassium you can run the risk of high blood pressure, kidney stones, diabetes, constipation, irregular heartbeat and decreased bone health.
- Vitamin K – This plays a vital role in coagulation (blood clotting). It is essential to produce the proteins that go to work during the clotting process.
- Folate – Folic acid helps your body make new cells. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it can help prevent major birth defects of your baby’s brain and spine.
- Calcium – Calcium provides bone-building benefits. Osteoporosis is a result of a lack of calcium. This condition affects 9 million women, primarily postmenopausal women.
- Anti-inflammatory – Celery is known to be anti-inflammatory, especially in your digestive system.
Don’t Forget Water, Though
While you can enjoy a celery juice for its health benefits, it’s vital to remember your basic necessity of drinking plenty of water. The current IOM recommendation for women is 95 ounces. This number refers to your overall fluid intake per day. If you’re pregnant, you should aim to get 80 ounces. If you’re breastfeeding, you may need 104 ounces. Please remember that your water intake may need to increase if you live in a hot climate, exercise often, or have a fever, diarrhea or vomiting. If you’re wondering if you’re getting enough water, ask one of our knowledgeable doctors at Marietta OB-GYN.
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