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The detox benefits of celery

Posted Mar 17 2009 2:33am

After a particularly harrowing night involving lots of unhealthy things, Jolie woke up this morning (un)freshly resolved to tiptoe back into the raw diet waters.  The following press release appeared in my inbox from a publicist friend of mine, detailing a yummy recipe from our very own Kim Snyder of Envision Beauty, creator of the celeb-favorite The Solution!  Celery is well-known to be a detoxing vegetable (my health-nut little brother P. has drilled this one in my head for years), so if I’ve piqued your curiosity with the recent raw posts, pull out your blender when you get home tonight and give the recipe below a go!  I’m a little skeptical about the claim to banish under eye circles–but, hey, you never know.  (I must add, by the way, that my skin had never been so excellent as while I was in the middle of my raw diet.  Predictably, a couple of weeks after returning to “regular”, non-organic and inevitably pesticide-laden food, I’m experiencing a host of breakouts.)

Kimberly’s Creamy Raw Celery Soup
“Celery is a cleansing and detoxifying vegetable, full of organic sodium, B Vitamins and Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and calcium. It also contains phytochemicals known as coumarins, which helps fight off migraine headaches! Celery is loaded with fiber and water, so promotes detoxification in the body.”

How to Make:
- 2 cups almond milk
- 6 stalks of organic celery
- 2 tsp. Celtic sea salt
- pinch of Cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 clove of garlic

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in warm bowls, and garnish with some parsley.

“Bonus: Celery helps get rid of under eye circles as well! Under eye circles can be caused by having too much potassium-based foods in your diet, such as bananas and dried fruit. Adding more celery into the diet can correct this imbalance. Celery is full of organic sodium, which will balance the potassium overload.”

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