Updated: Jun 3
Insomnia is defined as difficulty in falling asleep or frequent or early awakening. This extremely frustrating problem affects everybody at the same time. Psychological problems are the cause of 50 percent of all sleep difficulties. Drugs such as thyroid preparations, beta blockers, marijuana, caffeine, and alcohol can also prevent or disrupt sleep.
Broccoli, tomato, and carrot – sources of niacin.
Spinach, carrot, and pea – good sources of vitamin B6.
Parsley, collard greens, and blackberry – sources of magnesium.
Kale, collard greens, and broccoli – good sources of calcium.
Asparagus, spinach, and kale – good sources of folate.
Lettuce, and celery – traditional remedies for insomnia.
Grape and pineapple – high in glucose and sucrose.
NutriJuice Max suggested juicing recipes for fighting insomnia:
Traditional Sleep Potion
3 – 4 lettuce leaves
1 stalk celery
Bunch up lettuce and push through hopper with celery.
Drink 30 minutes before bedtime.
Calcium- Rich Cocktail
3 kale leaves
Small handful parsley
4 – 5 carrots, greens removed
½ apple, seeded
Bunch up kale parsley and push through hopper with carrots and apple.
Source: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing: Juicing for Life
Authors: Cherie Calbom & Maureen Keane, 1992 - The Penguin Group