Refreshing Green Juice for Mood Swings

What Are Green Juices?

Green juice is a drink made by squeezing vegetables, and there are many different recipes to prepare it. Most green juices consist of celery, kale, spinach, cucumber, parsley and mint. Fruits are often added to give the juice a sweet taste. Try drinking fresh green juice for depression that is full of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. This recipe contains apples, cucumbers, parsley and lettuce.

Refreshing Green Juice for Mood Swings

Meal type: beverages\ juices.

Servings: 2 people.

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients You Need

  • 1 bunch large fresh lettuce.
  • ½ bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 fresh cucumbers
  • 1 Fresh apple

Juice Preparation Method

  1. Wash the vegetables well, then wash the apples, cut them into four pieces, and remove the seeds.
  2. Put all ingredients in a blender.
  3. Blend on slow speed until you have a fresh green juice.
  4. The best time to drink this juice is right after juicing because its benefits decrease after a while.

Can Diet Have an Effect on Depression?

Diet can affect depression. A diet high in processed meats, chocolates, sweets, fried foods, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products increases depression symptoms. On the other hand, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains reduces the risk of depression.

In particular, the brain needs B vitamins, especially folic acid, to manage depression. You can eat whole grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables to get enough of these vitamins. These foods are also digested slowly, which helps control the rate of energy supply to your brain and body.

Juice Ingredients and Depression

Lettuce contains folic acid, which helps produce S-adenosyl methionine that has an anti-depressant. It also contains vitamin C, which helps control depression symptoms.

As for parsley, it is a source of vitamin B6, which stimulates dopamine and norepinephrine. The deficiency of this vitamin leads to discomfort, insomnia, and depression. The fiber available is also beneficial for the gut bacteria, which produce the happiness hormones stimulants, and thus protect you from depression.

Finally, apples are at the top of the list of important fruits for mental health because they are high in iron and potassium. They also contain vitamin C, which helps improve the mood, thus relieving anxiety and depression symptoms. In addition, apples contain B vitamins, such as thiamin (B1), which the brain uses to convert sugar into energy, giving us a feeling of happiness. It contains pyridoxine (B6), which is necessary for the production of serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine, and these hormones are essential for feeling happy and energized.

  • You can add benefits to this juice by adding your favorite ingredients, such as a teaspoon of moringa, chia seeds, and others.
  • The more organic the vegetables and leaves the better, because they contain fewer chemicals.
  • Drink juice prepared at home, and be careful not to buy ready-made green juice. Many brands add sugar and sweeteners to improve the taste, which can affect your mental health.
  • Do not add more fruits to the juice to reduce the sugars that may affect the health.
  • Replace artificial sweeteners and sugar with natural sweeteners like honey, carob molasses, or date molasses.
  • This juice is excellent for those who want to have a healthy body because it reduces the appetite and gives a feeling of satiety for long periods.
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