How to Make Celery Juice + Recipe & Powerful Health Benefits

Key Points

  • Making celery juice is easy. All you need are a few stalks of celery and a juicer.
  • Celery juice contains anti-inflammatory properties and several antioxidants, but the extent of its health benefits is subject to debate.
  • Celery juice contains several vitamins & minerals, including a good amount of Vitamin A and Folate.

Celery Juice became very popular after the 2019 publishing of Medical Medium Celery Juice by Anthony William. Unfortunately, some of the purported health benefits of drinking celery are overblown. Still, there is no argument that the beverage is healthy.

If you are ready to learn how to make celery juice, and if you are prepared for a nutritious juice that reduces inflammation and protects you against free radicals, read on!

Health Benefits of Celery Juice

Juice from celery contains plenty of antioxidants, as well as critical vitamins and minerals. Some people make bold claims about celery juice. Some are true, and some aren’t.

Is celery juice a cure-all? No, it isn’t. But does it have health benefits? It absolutely does!

celery juice on a cutting board with celery stalks

Does Celery Juice Reduce Inflammation?

Yes, juice from celery contains plenty of antioxidants that reduce inflammation in your body. Dr. Mya Bellinger of Unified Pharma states, “Since celery juice is a good source of anti-inflammatory, it may bring relief to chronic skin conditions like psoriasis.”

But Abby Van Voorhees, M.D., needs convincing. She claims that “on a medical perspective, celery does not improve the infections in the body that could be the triggers for (psoriasis).”

At the end of the day, there is no evidence that a modest amount of celery juice can harm you. So feel free to try it and see if it brings you relief.

Does Celery Juice Protect Against Cancer?

Let me be clear, celery juice is not a miracle cure for cancer. Many foods can increase or lower your risk of developing cancer. But anyone who claims foods such as celery can cure cancer are quacks. If you have cancer, I urge you to listen to your physician regarding treatment options.

Dr. Susan Brown, Ph.D., CNS, says, “Neither the raw stalks nor the juice have any medical evidence to support ‘curative’ properties for any illness.”

While celery can’t cure cancer, it belongs to a long list of foods that may help prevent it. This is because the antioxidants in celery juice protect your body from free radicals. Free radicals can damage your body’s cells and the DNA in your cells. Because of this, the National Institute of Health claims they “may play a role in the development of cancer and other health conditions.”

Celery Juice Can Benefit Your Heart Health

The luteolins and tannins found in celery juice benefit your cardiovascular health. They do this by helping modulate your blood pressure and reducing inflammation. Tannins also speed up the blood clotting process should you injure yourself.

Rich In Antioxidants

Researchers in Iran have found that celery contains the following powerful antioxidants:

  • caffeic acid
  • p-coumaric acid
  • ferulic acid
  • apigenin
  • luteolin
  • tannin
  • saponin
  • kaempferol
Hand Drawn Head of Celery

Not all antioxidants are the same. Harvard University states, “Each one has unique chemical behaviors and biological properties.” But in general, they all assist your body’s fight against free radicals.

Free radicals damage your body’s cells and DNA at high enough levels.

Caffeic Acid

Caffeic Acid is an antioxidant that exhibits anti-inflammatory properties. It also has documented anticarcinogenic properties. Because it is abundant in coffee beans, many think it reduces fatigue. But there is limited* scholarly evidence to back this claim.

*Presently, only 2 studies exist: 1 in rodents and 1 in humans

p-Coumaric acid

An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that also can kill bacteria. The bactericidal properties of p-Courmaric acid render it valuable for many industrial uses. But we’ve not found any evidence that would support the claim it can help your body fight off bacteria.

Ferulic Acid

Ferulic Acid reduces oxidative stress and reduces inflammation in your body. Because it protects against free radicals, it can also help protect your body against carcinogens. For example, Ferulic Acid may protect rats against liver toxicity caused by alcohol and diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Still, the evidence for this is lacking in humans.


Apigenin is a bioflavonoid that has potent anti-cancer effects. It tends to affect cancer cells more than non-cancer cells. It also exhibits anti-anxiety properties. It can be a sedative in large enough doses–much more than you’d get by drinking celery juice.


Luteolin is a plant flavonoid that protects your body against free radicals. It lowers inflammation and also has anti-tumor properties. Scientific research also gives cardiovascular benefits to luteolin.

Head of celery on a cutting board


Tannins are antioxidants that provide many health benefits. They speed up blood clotting and can help reduce blood pressure. Tannins also modulate immunoresponses which lowers inflammation.


Saponin may help reduce lipids in your blood, which is excellent for cardiovascular health. It may also lower your blood glucose response and help protect your body against cancer. However, evidence for these benefits is limited to lab-based or rodent studies. Evidence in humans needs to be included.


Kaempferol is a natural flavanol. It helps protect you from free radicals, which lowers your risk of developing cancer.

Celery Juice is Rich in Vitamins & Minerals

Besides the antioxidants listed above, 8 fluid ounces of celery juice contains many vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin A – 55.2mcg
  • Vitamin C – 7.3mg
  • Vitamin K – 69.1mcg
  • Calcium – 94.4mg
  • Magnesium – 25.9mg
  • Zinc – 0.3mg
  • Copper – 0.1mg
  • Folate – 84.8mg
  • Biotin
  • Other B vitamins

Celery Juice Nutrition

Each 8 fluid ounce (1 cup) of celery juice contains the following:

  • Calories – 33
  • Fat – 0.4g
  • Sodium – 188.8g
  • Carbs – 7g
    • Dietary Fiber – 3.8g
    • Sugar – 3.16g
    • Net Carbs – 3.2g
  • Protein – 1.6g
  • Cholesterol – 0mg
celery juice on table

Are There Downsides to Celery Juice?

Although the benefits of celery juice outweigh the negatives, there are a few pitfalls.

Juicing celery–or anything for that matter–removes most of the fiber. Fiber makes you feel full longer. Without fiber to slow digestion, you may end up feeling hungry sooner than if you drink celery juice instead of whole vegetables or a more balanced breakfast.

Freshly made celery juice contains mannitol, which can give some people gas or diarrhea. Mannitol is a type of sugar alcohol found in fruits and vegetables. It isn’t easily digested by humans, therefore lingering in the intestines. Because of this, some people experience digestive issues when drinking large amounts of celery juice. You may be particularly sensitive to the mannitol in celery juice if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or require a low-FODMAP diet.

As with most things, too much of a good thing can be harmful. For example, celery juice is high in natural compounds called psoralens, which can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and prone to burning. Since juicing allows you to consume more celery at once than you would by eating raw celery alone, you’ll also be consuming more psoralens than you usually would. As a result, drinking large amounts of celery juice may increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

How to Make Celery Juice

Celery being chopped on a branded cutting board

You don’t need to wonder about how to make celery juice. We’ve got a simple recipe below. The juice is easy to make, but you’ll need a juicer. Check out our article on the 7 Best Juicers for Celery if you don’t have one. You can juice celery with a blender, but more steps are involved. Finally, if you are not a fan of straight-up celery juice, check out our suggestions for improving the taste with some sacrifices to the health benefits.


Note: If you’d like to dress up your celery juice a bit, try one of these 27 celery juice recipes.

Also, check out Katie Newton’s suggestion on how to make celery juice taste good.

Celery Juice

Recipe by BrookeDifficulty: Easy


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  • Roughly 5 Celery Stalks


  • Break your bunch of celery into individual stalks.
  • Chop off the base and the tops of each stalk.
  • Wash or soak the stalks to remove any residue. The last thing you want is celery juice grit from the field in which the celery grew.
  • Run the celery through the juicer.
  • Serve immediately. Or store immediately in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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