Insomnia is a very common problem nowadays, affecting equally men and women.
If you are one of those having troubles falling asleep at night, forget about your sleeping pills and try this green juice instead.
This helpful recipe was created by Neka Pasquale, the famous founder of Urban Remedy, who used ingredients known to have therapeutic and calming effects on the body.
The extremely healthy drink is not only delicious, but it’s also easy to prepare. Plus, you can have it at any time!
Health benefits of ingredients
Each of the ingredients for this green healthy juice helps with insomnia, but also carries other health benefits.
Let’s start with watercress, an ancient green salad that even Hippocrates used to treat patients.
Nowadays, watercress is believed to reduce risk of cancer, helps maintain healthy bones, lowers blood pressure, and helps with diabetes.
Watercress is also rich in magnesium and calcium, two beneficial minerals that help relax our tense muscles. The result is we fall asleep easier.
Romaine lettuce is another ingredient that is rich with calcium and magnesium.
Aside from helping with sleep tighter, romaine lettuce helps with weight loss, provides your body with protein for better muscles, omega-3 fatty acids, and helps your body remove toxins and balance your acid-alkaline levels.
And the best part is, it has almost zero calories.
Celery is widely regarded as one of the healthiest foods. Rich with essential oils, celery helps you calm the nervous system and relax before you go to bed.
Aside from calming your nervous system, celery also provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties for your body, as well as help with digestive and cardiovascular system.
Lemon and oranges are two fruits that are rich in vitamin C, which makes adding them to the juice a logical choice.
However, they help you battle insomnia by providing your body with inositol, an ingredient that improves your REM sleep. Additionally, inositol is believed to calm anxiety.
When to go to bed?
For maximum effect and best sleep, you need to combine the green drink with a healthy lifestyle.
In other words, that means that going to bed at 10 or 11pm is recommended and important. Note that 10-11pm is the time that is the closest to the natural biorhythm.
The recommendation here is to drink this juice half an hour to 45 minutes before you go to bed. Don’t forget to eat your dinner as well!
The green juice recipe
To prepare this green juice, you need
- 8 or 9 stalks of fresh organic celery
- 2 large peeled organic oranges
- 1 peeled organic lemon (middle size)
- half a head of organic lettuce
- ½ bunch watercress.
Put all ingredients in a juicer and if necessary, stir from time to time.
The ingredients will provide you with more than just one glass. Once you make this juice, drink one glass, and store the rest.
You can consume the juice within three days after preparation. To store the juice, put in a glass container and store it in the fridge.
Regular and constant insomnia is not a condition that will only leave you tired. In fact, there are several severe health conditions and illnesses that are linked with condition.
For starters, chronic insomnia almost always leads to daytime sleepiness.
Chronic insomnia results with your body getting too little sleep and doesn’t allow your body to rejuvenate after the stressful day. The result is weaker immune system.
For those of you driving a car, chronic insomnia is considered a factor in several car accidents. People battling chronic insomnia miss work often, and perform worse during the working hours.
Last, but not least, people with chronic insomnia have a higher risk of depression and higher rates of illnesses.