Fruit and vegetable juices have long been known for their stress relief and relaxation properties. It’s worth the time to explore this as a healthy alternative to taking medication to relieve stress.
Apples, cherries and blueberries have been known to be good health boosting elements where the flavonoid can facilitate better lung functions. When your lungs function effectively, the ideal amount of oxygen is then able to be circulated within the body. And the result? Internal pressure is relieved and stress levels are reduced. These three ingredients can also contribute to relaxing the arteries and lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases which are often caused by stress.
If juicing isn’t your thing, then smoothies made from bananas, strawberry, peppermint and lemon can all help to relieve stress and create an overall feeling of relaxation almost instantly. Bananas contribute to stress relief while the peppermint has a cooling effect on the body, creating an overall effect that will combat any significant presence of stress.
Try and opt for your fresh juice or smoothie as a mid-morning or afternoon snack being prime stress times in the day.
Here are two of my fave stress busting recipes.
Stress Busting Smoothie
1 medium-sized frozen banana
1 cup of pineapple fresh (chopped)
5–6 ice cubes
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
tablespoon of shredded coconut
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!
Stress Busting Juice
3 apples: quartered
4 oz of blueberries
Run all ingredients through your juicer, drink immediately.