While juice cleanses seem to finally be taking a back seat (just say no to liquid diets, OK?), juicing has once again gone mainstream, this time under the guise that adding a tall glass to your day is some sort of cure-all. This year's drink of choice? Celery juice.
For most of 2019, you couldn't scroll through Instagram without seeing someone sipping on this bright green tonic. With its promises of more energy, better hydration, and improved digestion, it's easy to see why those in search of better health have been adding celery juice to their morning routine. Unfortunately, many experts agree that, while celery — like all vegetables — has plenty of benefits, drinking celery juice is not a magic bullet. Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RD, a nutrition consultant for RSP Nutrition, thinks it's time to ditch this trend. "Unless you enjoy the taste of celery juice early in the morning, there is nothing particularly beneficial or miraculous about juicing, in any regard," she told POPSUGAR.
Celery juice is also not a complete breakfast. "Because our bodies don't register fullness from liquids in the same way they do from solids, celery juice alone is not an adequate source of macronutrients," Monica explained. If you love celery, skip the juice and add it to a salad or have some with your afternoon snack.