Is Celery Juice Good for Constipation? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Celery juice is good for constipation. Because it has dietary fiber and digestive enzymes and they can help soften stool and promote regular bowel movements.

Constipation is a condition that affects your digestive system.

In constipation, your body experiences difficulty in evacuating the bowels, often due to hardened feces.

This can lead to various health problems, such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and fecal impaction.

One of the key factors in managing constipation is diet.

What you consume can affect your bowel movements, which can impact your constipation symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage constipation, you should consume fiber-rich foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and avoid low-fiber foods like meat, dairy, and processed foods.

Now, celery juice is a liquid extracted from celery stalks.

People usually drink it, especially on an empty stomach.

Celery juice is good for constipation because it contains dietary fiber and digestive enzymes

However, it’s important to note that the juice form may have less fiber than whole celery due to the juicing process.

A cup of celery juice can give you a moderate amount of fiber (though less than whole celery), which is essential for bowel movement regularity.

Dietary fiber can positively affect constipation by adding bulk to stool and promoting its passage through the digestive tract.

Furthermore, celery juice is a natural remedy and natural remedies are often recommended for constipation because they can be gentle on the body and support overall digestive health.

You can drink a small amount of celery juice per day safely.

More than that can cause intestinal discomfort due to its sorbitol content.

Also, you shouldn’t drink celery juice if you have allergies to celery to prevent allergic reactions.

Because celery is a known allergen for some individuals.

You can buy fresh celery in your local market or can order it online.

Always choose stalks that are crisp and vibrant in color.

Because these are signs of freshness and quality.

You can store them in the refrigerator, wrapped in foil, for up to two weeks.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with constipation effectively.

I always recommend my constipation patients to follow a constipation-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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