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Want to Sleep Sound with Stable Blood Sugar? This Celery Cucumber Juice Helps

Do you ever toss and turn all night longing for a deep restful sleep? Are you also concerned about maintaining stable blood sugar levels? If so, you’re not the only person. Millions of people struggle with sleep issues and managing blood sugar.

But what if there was a better way to address both concerns? Introducing the celery cucumber juice, a simple and refreshing drink that might be your new best friend for sleep and stable blood sugar.

This drink is packed with nutrients that can help you achieve a good night’s rest, while supporting your blood sugar level.

Before we begin, let’s take a quick look at some of the benefits of this juice and how to prepare it at home!

The Power of Celery and Cucumber

This celery cucumber juice is a fantastic source of hydration. Beyond its refreshing qualities, this beverage boasts a unique blend of nutrients that can specifically target sleep and blood sugar regulation.

  • Celery: This versatile vegetable is a natural source of vitamins A, K, and C, as well as potassium and magnesium. Magnesium helps your muscles and nervous system relax, promoting better sleep.[1]
  • Cucumbers: They’re rich in water, and also contain vitamin K and potassium. They add a cooling element to the juice and contribute to its hydrating properties.

Some studies suggest that nutrients in celery and cucumber may help regulate blood sugar and promote better sleep.

Celery contains compounds that improve your insulin sensitivity, and cucumber’s hydrating properties could also help regulate your blood sugar by preventing dehydration.

Celery and cucumber are key ingredients used in making the juice, but you can add other things like citrus fruits or herbs to make it taste better and get even more health benefits:

  • Apple (optional): Adds a touch of sweetness and provides a good dose of vitamin C and fiber.
  • Lemon or Lime (optional): A citrus squeeze injects a tangy flavor and extra vitamin C.
  • Fresh herbs: Like adding a splash of flavor? Mint can give your juice a refreshing touch, while ginger might help with digestion or blood flow.

The celery cucumber juice is easier to customize, you can create different juice recipes from the basic recipe and get more extra benefits. Just be mindful of the sugar content if you’re diabetic.

How to Make Celery Cucumber Juice

There are two methods for creating this juice recipe. You can use either a juicer or a blender.

The Juicer Method

Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1 green apple (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Instructions:

  • Wash and chop the celery, cucumber, and apple (if using).
  • Juice all ingredients according to your juicer’s instructions.
  • Pour the juice into glasses and add a squeeze of lemon for extra flavor, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.
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The Blender Method

Ingredients:

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 green apple (optional)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (optional)
  • Fresh herbs like mint or ginger (optional)

Instructions:

  • Wash and chop the celery, cucumber, and apple (if using).
  • Combine all ingredients in your blender.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Strain the juice through a cheesecloth for a smoother consistency (optional).
  • Serve immediately.

Here’s the calculation for the nutritional information for the ingredients used in making the celery cucumber juice recipe, based on standard serving sizes:

2 Stalks Celery (chopped): (around 52 g)

  • Calories: 16Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Vitamin K: 138% Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 8% DV
  • Potassium: 6% DV

1 Medium Cucumber (chopped): (around 300 g)

  • Calories: 45Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Vitamin K: 62% DV
  • Potassium: 13% DV
  • Vitamin C: 14% DV

1 Green Apple: (around 182 g)

  • Calories: 95Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Vitamin C: 14% DV

1 Lemon (juice): (around 30 g)

  • Calories: 11Kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Vitamin C: 51% DV

Additional Notes:

  • This recipe is naturally low in fat and protein.
  • The inclusion of the apple adds a significant amount of natural sugar compared to the other ingredients.
  • If you’re looking for a lower-sugar option, you can omit the apple or use a smaller amount (half medium apple).

The juice does not include the fiber that would be present if you ate the whole fruits and vegetables. If you’re using the blender method to make the juice, adding water will dilute the carbs and calorie content.

Some Helpful tips:

  • Use fresh, firm celery and cucumber for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of water or lemon juice to your taste preference.
  • Drink your celery cucumber juice fresh for maximum nutrient content.
  • Store leftover juice in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Adding celery cucumber juice into your routine can be a simple way to support better sleep and your blood sugar level.

So, raise a glass to restful nights and a healthier you with this refreshing celery cucumber juice.

Sweet dreams!

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Reference:

  • The Role of Magnesium in Sleep Health: a Systematic Review of Available Literature. Authors; Arman Arab, Nahid Rafie, Reza Amani, Fatemeh Shirani. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2023 Jan;201(1) 121-128. doi: 10.1007/s12011-022-03162-1. Epub 2022 Feb 19.

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