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Drink for Better Sleep: A Simple Celery Cucumber Lemon Juice for Managing Blood Sugar

Do you ever toss and turn all night, feeling wide awake even though you’re tired?

If you struggle with blood sugar spikes, you’re not the only person. These blood sugar fluctuations can disturb your sleep, making you feel restless and fatigued.

But what if there was a simple, natural way to support better sleep and manage your blood sugar? Try this refreshing celery cucumber lemon juice, it might be just what you need.

Why Celery Cucumber Lemon Juice?

This green juice is full of nutrients that may be beneficial for those experiencing blood sugar spikes and sleep problems.

Here’s why each ingredient shines:

  • Celery: This crunchy veggie is a good source of fiber, vitamin K and potassium. Celery helps regulate digestion and slows down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream.
  • Cucumbers: Mostly water, they’re hydrating and low in calories. They also contain some vitamin K and potassium.
  • Lemon Juice: Rich in vitamin C, lemon adds a zing to the drink and may even help improve insulin sensitivity.

There is emerging evidence from different studies that lemons may have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity.

Studies have shown that lemon juice can help to slow down the digestion of starch, which can lead to a more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. [1]

Other studies have suggested that lemon extract may improve insulin sensitivity by reducing the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). [2]

Even though this celery cucumber lemon juice can be a helpful addition to your daily routine, here are some additional tips to help you manage blood sugar and promote better sleep:

  • Focus on eating grains, lean protein, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level stable.
  • Go to the gym and keep yourself busy. Exercising regularly helps your body use blood sugar more efficiently.

Chronic stress is also another major cause of blood sugar problems. Practice some relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation to release the stress.

How to Make the Celery Cucumber Lemon Juice

Celery cucumber lemon juice is a simple and refreshing drink made with just a few ingredients.

Ready to give this celery cucumber lemon juice a try? Here’s a basic recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced (2 tablespoons)
  • Optional: ½ cup water

We’ve done the estimate for the following ingredients with their nutritional information used in making the juice:

2 stalks celery (chopped)

  • Calories: 5Kcal – 10Kcal
  • Carbs: 1g – 2g
  • Fiber: 0.5g – 1g
  • Sugar: negligible
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

1 cucumber (chopped)

  • Calories: 40Kcal – 50Kcal
  • Carbs: 8g – 10g
  • Fiber: 2g – 3g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

1 lemon, juiced (2 tablespoons)

  • Calories: 3Kcal – 5Kcal
  • Carbs: 1.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: negligible
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g

Instructions:

  • Wash and chop the celery and cucumber.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Add all ingredients to a blender. If you don’t have one I suggest you get the kuvings sv500 vacuum blender, it’s easier to use.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • If the juice is too thick, add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • If you find any pulp, strain the juice through a fine-mesh sieve to remove them.
  • Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • You can adjust the amount of lemon juice to your taste.
  • Add other fruits or vegetables for additional flavor and nutrients, such as ginger, apple, or kale.
  • Fresh ingredients are best for optimal flavor and nutrients.
  • Consume the juice fresh for the most benefit.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, but the flavor and nutrients may degrade with time.

For additional support, I suggest you add this one too, the forever aloe vera gel, for a perfect combo. Combining these two, the juice together with the aloe vera gel will give you additional benefits, such as:

  • Detoxifying your body
  • Eliminating free radicals
  • Better digestion
  • Stabilizing your blood sugar
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Electrolyte balance of potassium and sodium

So, why don’t you give this juice a try and see if it helps you achieve a more restful night’s sleep.

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References:

  • [1] Lemon juice, but not tea, reduces the glycemic response to bread in healthy volunteers: a randomized crossover trial. Authors; Daniela Freitas, François Boué, Mourad Benallaoua, Gheorghe Airinei, Robert Benamouzig, Steven Le Feunteun. Eur J Nutr. 2021 Feb;60(1):113-122. doi: 10.1007/s00394-020-02228-x. Epub 2020 Mar 23. [view article]
  • [2] Lemon Extract Reduces Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Expression and Activity and Increases Insulin Sensitivity and Lipolysis in Mouse Adipocytes. Authors; Shilpa Tejpal, Alan M. Wemyss, Claire C. Bastie, and Judith Klein-Seetharaman. Nutrients 2020, 12(8), 2348; DOI: 10.3390/nu12082348  [view article]

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