Some people see juicing as an easy way to add more fruits and veggies to their diet. Although it isn't a new trend or dieting hack, celery juice, in particular, is having a moment. The never-ending health claims of celery juice benefits are alluring—but knowing what it actually does to your body is more helpful.

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The one main benefit of drinking celery juice is hydration, according to Ali Webster, PhD, RD, the associate director of nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council Foundation in Washington, D.C. "Considering that a 16-ounce serving of celery juice contains a full head of celery, it does provide more water than a typical serving the intact vegetable would provide," she says. Very few people would eat an entire head of celery as their source of hydration, so it's safe to say, drinking it is more hydrating since you can easily consume more in liquid form, adds Malina Malkani, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the creator of the Wholitarian™ Lifestyle in Rye, NY.

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