Sleep Injuiced, Surely not? This weeks master plan!
This weeks aim is to Juice in the evenings instead of the morning where hopefully I have more time & maybe you do too, and also see if i can find a juice that can aid sleep not grape juice of the alcoholic variety!!! Those that know me will know that I suffer from anxiety and sleep problems as a result,I’ve tried all the normal remedies, warm milk,counting sheep!! To no great avail, so I’m hoping that I can find products that will aid better sleep…so why this produce?
Strawberries, Broccoli & Califlower contain Tryptophan and Serotonin
Tryptophan is that amino acid that is in turkey that everyone blames for the post-Christmas dinner sleep!! This amino acid is used to make the sleep-inducing chemicals melatonin and serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) in the brain. Being an amino acid, tryptophan is most easily found in most animal products, I’ve never tried juicing a turkey fillet!! and frankly that does not sound appealing..so juicing fruit and veg it is then!!
Kale contains Potassium and magnesium, These two minerals are natural muscle relaxants. The following are a good source of both makes sense to aid sleep…
Red peppers,Broccoli,Cauliflower & strawberries are a sources of B vitamins B vitamins are mainly associated as energizers(so good in your pre-workout juice too) For this very reason energy drinks are loaded with them. However, research has found that taking a multivitamin with B’s in it or taking B vitamins directly do not affect sleep negatively. B vitamins may help achieve a good night’s sleep, but they do not alleviate insomnia for all individuals(fingers crossed it works for me)
Melatonin is also associated with good sleep and Cherries contain the highest amounts(but they were too expensive at Asda this week) so another week I will try them, as the day grows darker signaling to our bodies to naturally release melatonin from the pituitary gland right between our eyes. Melatonin is the hormone chemical that controls the body’s internal clock to regulate sleep. Some people find that taking natural melatonin supplements (either by pill or sub-lingual) can help them fall asleep more easily. Melatonin is often used to prevent jet-lag as well as help night-time workers sleep during day-time. Unfortunately, there are only a few natural food sources of melatonin and the concentrations are very low such as in Ginger,apples and tomatoes which I have bought not just on the basis they might aid better sleep but also general health along with a few other regular favourites,so here’s to a week of great Juicing and let’s see what happens��������=������ hopefully…#letsgetjucing