4 Benefits of Juicing and How it Helps Improve Sleep
Sleep; the blissful seven to eight hours we spend every night resting cut off from the world sets the tone for the next day. A good rest is a must for having a productive day as sleep helps you rejuvenate and heal. In the previous blog, we talked about the benefits of sleep tracking devices and how our scientifically designed mattress helps you sleep better. Our mattresses are designed especially to increase comfort while providing the support you need so you don’t have to count sheep. While our mattresses help enhance your sleep, this is not a sure shot solution to your insomnia.
Food is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and in order to eliminate sleep problems, it is important to improve food habits. A well balanced nutritious diet, rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and natural fiber, will help you stay physically fit and improve your sleep.
One of the best ways to include proteins, vitamins, and minerals in your diet is consuming fresh fruit and vegetable juices. Unlike canned juices, fresh fruit juices are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that should be included in your diet.
Health Benefits of Drinking Fresh Juices
1. Aids in Detoxification
Having a glass of fresh juice every morning helps detoxify your body. If you cannot consume your daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies every day, the best alternative is drinking juice . The health benefits are mainly limited to freshly squeezed juices. Try to stay away from the canned and packaged stuff as they are usually filled with additives and preservatives.
2. Gives Your Digestive System a Rest
Consuming whole fruits and vegetables is good, but juicing has its own benefits. When you consume fruits and vegetables from a blender or juicer, it becomes easier for your digestive system to absorb the nutrients. It also gives our digestive system a rest from breaking down complex fibers as the juice will have soluble fibers.
3. Boosts Immune System
Citrus fruits like oranges are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps boost our immune system, so having a glass for fruit juice every day will help combat diseases. When your body functions well, it usually correlates with a better sleep.
4. Rich in Fiber
Blended fruit and vegetable juices are rich in fiber. This improves the function of the digestive tract decreasing gastric and acid influx problems. Moreover, consuming more fiber could be key for a better rest. Fiber is associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—so more fiber can help you rest better (per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine). Fiber also prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melanin which is a sleep-inducing hormone.
Here is one of our favourite juice recipes which can help you sleep better:
Tart cherry juice is packed with melatonin, which may help you regulate your sleep better. Chamomile enhances the ability to fall asleep naturally. It helps to quiet the mind and also calms your nervous system, relieving stress and anxiety. The final raw ingredient in this is honey. Honey contributes to restorative sleep by supporting the release of melatonin in the brain. Honey triggers small spikes in insulin levels which helps stimulate the release of tryptophan in the brain. Tryptophan is converted to serotonin, which is converted to melatonin. Melatonin is necessary for restorative sleep.
Sour/Tart cherry juice infused with chamomile tea:
- Fresh tart cherries
- 1 Chamomile tea bag
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Pit the cherries
- Blend the cherries.
- Brew the tea according to instructions
- Combine cherry juice with warm tea and raw honey
- Serve immediately
Use 4 ounces of juice for one serving of this sleep-inducing concoction. You can refrigerate the rest for further use. Sip slowly to enjoy the tart fruity flavour of the drink and prepare for a deep slumber.
Our sleep patterns are affected by our mental and physical health. It is very important that we maintain a healthy lifestyle to get a peaceful sleep. Incorporating juicing into your lifestyle along with a new Chirofoam mattress can improve the quality of your sleep.
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OMEGA Juicer Giveaway
In the spirit of juicing, we are giving away 1 Omega Juicer! (Over $329 CAD value). You could be the lucky winner of a juicer so you too can start drinking fresh, healthy juices. The contest starts June 15th and ends July 15th. A Winner will be announced on our Instagram and Facebook pages before the end of July. The contest rules are simple.
To Enter you must complete all tasks:
- Follow @chirofoam and on Instagram and/or Facebook
- LIKE the official contest post on Instagram
- Comment and tell us your favourite fresh juice recipes then tag 2 friends that love juicing too
- For additional entries, post pictures of your favourite healthy juice on your own profile and use hashtag #chirofoamhealthgoals
This contest is only available to residents of Canada excluding Quebec. Must be 18 years or older to participate. No purchase necessary. This contest, the Promo, and the blog post are organized by Chirofoam and are in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook, Instagram, or Omega. For Full contest terms and conditions please visit : https://chirofoam.com/contest-terms-and-conditions/