I have something interesting and exciting to share! Anyone who really knows me, knows that I’m a pretty poor sleeper. I feel tired, I go to bed, I toss and turn for hours. I limit my caffeine intake to mostly mornings only but it doesn’t quite matter-although if I drink caffeine in the afternoon, I’m wide awake till the sunrises again!
So what’s my big deal? Last Friday I decided to juice 2-3 ribs of celery, knowing that celery is a natural sleep inducer but not quite believing it would help. It helped the first 2 nights but I thought I was just THAT tired, it’s coincidence. I continued each night with about 2 ribs of celery and have been sleeping surprisingly well, not drugs just food!! Wow!
Last night, it was late when I thought of it and I didn’t want to clean the juicer, which in fact is easy, but I decided to try my small magic bullet. I used 2 ribs of celery, cut it small enough to fit in the cup, added water to just cover the celery so it would actually move around, and blended it for a good 2-3 minutes. While it was smooth, it was a bit textured, not the best feeling but through a straw, it went down easily enough and again, I slept well!
You could always snack on 2-3 ribs before bed too, just chew it well! I prefer to extract the nutrients and drink it so that my body will absorb it quickly and easily. Give it a try; let us know how it works for you!