Common causes of indigestion are over-eating, irregular eating, eating too quickly, nervous tension and excess alcohol. Symptoms may include abdominal discomfort, nausea or gas, bloating, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation.
Try eating slower, eating at the same times each day, watching portion control and avoiding alcohol and acidic foods. Juicing fruits and veggies that help with digestion and that soothe your insides can help a great deal.
Occasionally add grapes, orange or papaya as well to our recipe. Spice us with ginger and garlic when feeling adventurous.
The best hangover cures are to rid your body system of the toxicity from high alcohol consumption, and then keep hydrated with plenty of fluids and cleansing juices. Hangovers happen mainly because of the toxicity of the alcohol, dehydration and the oxidative stress it causes the liver. If sufferer is not a regular drinker, the recovery period may be shortened by flushing the toxins out of the body as soon as possible. Our recipe is excellent in the cleansing, repairing and nourishing of the kidneys and liver and the high content of vitamin C continues the necessary detoxifying work. The lemon can be substituted by grapefruit, depending on preference.
Also consider adding coconut water and bananas.
Your kidneys not only produce hormones for you, filter out excess water and sodium, and clean your blood, they pretty much handle all of the toxins that come in to your body from the environment.
Watermelon is 92% water by weight, which means that it will help your body to flush the kidneys, which can help to remove very small stones. It is also an amazing source of potassium, which is a mineral salt that can help to dissolve kidney stones allowing the residue to be passed. Carrots and cucumber are an excellent duo as well. Combined, they support the kidneys in flushing out excess uric acid, support the kidneys in flushing out excess toxins as well as load your body up with a mega dose of nutrients.
Further benefits can be derived by adding cranberries, beat and lemon.
Bananas are a natural stress reducer! Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body’s water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. New research also shows that bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, which is known to help you to relax, improve your mood and cause you to feel happier.
High in magnesium, strawberries can help reduce anxiety and irritability. Research shows that regular consumption of strawberries can help the body fight oxidative stress by increasing immune cell defenses. Pears contain unusual amounts and broad variety of phytonutrients, including flavonols and carotenoids like beta-carotein and lutein. These phytonutrients are especially important in countering disease-causing inflammation and oxidative stress.
Enrich the recipe occasionally with spinach, blueberries, avocado or pistachios.
High Blood Pressure
When dealing with high blood pressure we have to increase our intake of healing foods: plenty of oily fish, omega-3 fish oils, chlorophyll-rich greens, mushrooms, bilberry, huckleberry, oat and rice bran, bananas, spirulina, chlorella and vitamin E (anti-coagulant).
Juicing is also effective for high blood pressure. Our recipe contains beetroot, apple, celery, cucumber and ginger. Sodium chloride (refined salt) increases blood pressure but the natural sodium in celery does exactly the opposite by decreasing blood pressure. Beetroot contains high levels of inorganic nitrate and is helpful for lowering and normalizing blood pressure. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are abundant in nature, especially in fresh apples. These free-radical scavengers are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and they show great promise in supporting healthy circulation, vein health are a natural supplement to lower blood pressure.
Also worth adding from time to time: banana, carrot, grapes, orange and watercress.
Note of warning: Check with your doctor before doing a lot of juicing, so you can avoid any potential problems. For instance, large amounts of foods high in vitamin K, such as kale and spinach, may change how the blood thinner warfarin works.
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