The 5 anti-stress cocktails
Summer is fast approaching and so are the refreshing drinks! What better way to combat stress than with a good cocktail rich in vitamins and minerals? Our bodies need time to digest the whole foods we eat. It takes a lot of resources to break them down. Juices, on the other hand, are digested much more quickly because they are liquid and therefore less heavy. The benefits are therefore immediate and quickly impact your mood and energy.
Rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and antioxidants, fruits and vegetables remain your best friends in any situation. Good for your figure and your health, they also impact your morale on a daily basis! Other foods with the same composition are also excellent for relieving your anxiety and soothing your fatigue. Black tea or chamomile, almond or coconut milk, spinach, lettuce or kiwi, we give you 5 cocktails guaranteed anti-stress!
Detox juice with rosemary
- 1 red beet
- 1 cup of blueberries (to your liking)
- 1 stick of celery
- 1 apple (choose the sweeter varieties, they are juicier and richer in vitamins)
- 1 large handful of spinach
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 tablespoon rosemary leaves
Simply squeeze the spinach, chop the beet, apple and celery, then squeeze it all together. With these ingredients, each is very rich in vitamins, enzymes, anti-oxidants, minerals, proteins, etc. Rosemary in particular is considered the most likely plant to provide you with a great source of energy, in addition to bringing a special flavor to your cocktail. When the body is under great stress, the hormone cortisol is released on a large scale. Rest assured, this juice and the next ones will attack this hormone directly, reducing it considerably.
Soothing chamomile juice
- 1 chamomile tea bag (previously brewed in a cup)
- 2 squeezed oranges
- 1 cucumber with the skin (preferably organic so that you can keep the skin without the risk of pesticides)
- 1 romaine lettuce or lettuce seeds
- 1 bunch of mint
This juice is ideal to relax you, thanks to the nutrients that are contained, such as folic acid. Folic acid naturally creates dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to pleasure and happiness, which chases away any negative emotion such as stress!
With its phenolic components, romaine lettuce reduces stress and promotes sleep. The same is true for mint, which accentuates its effect on the stomach. It targets any source of stress at this level by improving digestion, reducing appetite and calming nerves.
As for chamomile tea, it is one of the most famous and used to fight against stress. It is mostly found in detox teas, as it acts as a relaxant for the body, reducing your stress considerably, while helping you sleep well.
Relaxing vegetable juice
- 2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
- 3 stalks of celery
- 2 heads of broccoli
- 1 large carrot
Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C, which is beneficial for nerves and stress. In the long term, foods containing this vitamin reduce the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Concerning spinach, it has zinc and magnesium, which improves the quality of sleep and increases the energy level of the body. And finally the carrot, it contains phosphorus and potassium, allowing the body to fill up with energy, to stay in shape, while reducing stress.
Juice full of pep for summer and winter
- 2 cl of fresh orange juice
- 3 liquid whole milk yogurts (125g each)
- 4 kiwis
The main advantage of this juice is the vitamins, especially the B and B12 vitamins in the yogurt. As for the orange juice and the kiwis, we can count on the vitamin C, full of antioxidants and guaranteed anti-stress. Kiwi is also perfect for winter, as its vitamins strengthen your immune system and protect you from the cold.
The anti-stress juice that comforts
- 2 cups of almond or coconut milk
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg
Almond milk is very rich in iron and zinc, and a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. This ingredient will boost your body and mind, ridding you of the stress of daily fatigue. Cinnamon has the advantage of regulating glucose levels and nutmeg is known to reduce anxiety.
All the foods presented in this article can also be incorporated into a daily diet, which will be balanced. Stress is also a part of our lives, so it is important to eat healthy foods that are good for your mind, body and the planet.
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