Celery is from the same family as fennel and parsley. The ribs of celery are crunchy and are often used in salads or to make soup. Celery has a salty taste so when it’s used in a juice it is best mixed with a fruit juice. The natural organic sodium in celery is safe for consumption, unlike when too much table salt is consumed. The seeds and roots of celery can be used as a natural diuretic to support the removal of toxins from the blood and promote healthy, normal kidney function.
Eating celery regularly can prevent the formation of kidney stones and reduce the risk of infections because it contains nutrients that help to stimulate kidney function. The root has long been used as a tonic due to its vital nutrients that support kidney health such as potassium and sodium. The polyacetylene in celery provides relief for inflammation if you are already suffering from an infection. This root vegetable also helps to neutralize the pH balance in the body.
Using green celery is best because it contains more chlorophyll. Drink a glass of celery juice every day for a couple of weeks to cleanse the kidneys. You will find that it also lowers your blood pressure which is also helpful for kidney health. Blend carrot, celery, parsley, and cucumber into a nutritious, diuretic juice if you don’t enjoy celery on its own.
Be careful if you are juicing, that you don’t drink much more potassium than you should. People with kidney disease may have high potassium, sodium and phosphorus levels in the blood due to the failure of their damaged kidneys to keep the right electrolyte balance. For this reason, they should rather stay away from celery with its high sodium and potassium content.