Updated: Jun 3
Stress has been called the wear and tear of life. It can be caused by many things: financial problems, illness, relationships, a high-pressure job, and loneliness. Stress is a highly personal reaction. Something that invigorates one person may stress another. This disorder causes fight-or-flight hormones to flood the body, and if the stress is prolonged, it can cause decreased energy, impaired resistance to infection, and a host of physical complaints such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, high blood pressure, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Treatment consists of identifying and reducing the triggers of stress and replenishing the nutrients expended in the stress response.
Broccoli and kale – sources of pantothenic acid.
Red pepper, kale, and collard greens – sources of vitamin C.
Ginger, parsley, and carrot – sources of zinc.
Collard greens and parsley – excellent sources of magnesium.
Parsley, Swiss chard, and spinach – sources of potassium.
Carrot, collard greens, and parsley – excellent sources of beta-carotene.
Garlic, cantaloupe, and ginger – sources of blood-thinning compounds.
NutriJuice Max suggested juicing recipes for stress relief:
1 garlic clove
Small handful parsley
4 – 5 carrots, greens removed
2 stalks celery
Parsley sprig for garnish
Wrap garlic in parsley and push through hopper with carrots and celery.
Pour juice into glass, and garnish with sprig of parsley.
¼ inch slice ginger root
1 apple, seeded
Push ginger 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