Juice Your Way…to a Better Period!

Juice Your Way…to a Better Period!

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Periods are not fair. I know menstruation is linked with the moon’s cycles and it’s all mysterious and beautiful and we cis-women are honoured to participate in this mystical-feminine-energy every month, but my period is annoying and irregular and full of cramps and puffiness and crabbiness and headaches. Ugh!!

This month, in the midst of debilitating menstrual cramps, decide to make a raw juice designed to ease the discomfort!

You will need:- 

6 large carrots

Carrots are a fantastic diuretic, meaning that they fight bloat and water retention by making you pee more. Fabulous!

4 large celery stalks

Celery has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, plus a secret power: it helps to alleviate muscle and menstrual cramps and may even tone down migraines. Celery juice has been part of my cramps-relief routine for a year now, and it works!

3 apples (any kind)
Apples are like Mother Nature’s laxative. Their high fiber content makes you have to go Number Two like nobody’s business, especially when combined with carrots. There will be no period-induced constipation with them in the mix.

1 lemon
Lemons are here to heal period-skin; the natural antibacterial and anti-fungal fruit fights acne, excess oil, and blackheads—and also helps detoxify your system.

Piece of ginger (at least as big as your thumb)
Ginger is a miracle anti-inflammatory root, but here’s where we get real:  ginger has been proven to fight menstrual cramps.Proven. Drink your ginger, y’all.

Wash everything, then toss in a juicer or blender (In a juicer, add the ginger last, separately, after the rest has come together. If using a blender, peel the ginger, and add a cup of water to the mixture to help liquefy your fruits and veggies.)

This mixture will be a gorgeous, bright, sunset orange—just looking at it will cheer you up. It tastes sweet, slightly sour, gingery, and delicious! Serving suggestion: try it over ice, with a straw, while lying in bed with a hot water bottle on your throbbing uterus and Netflixing a reality show like Cake Boss.

 

Cued from Beautylish by Krista Burton

Photo credit: Kris Krüg

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17 Comments

  • oluwaseyi May 4, 2014 7:06 pm

    I appreciate your teaching. thanks so much

  • Fonzy May 14, 2014 1:34 pm

    wow..tnx so much.i so need this

  • OlaSunbo May 23, 2014 11:41 am

    Thanks for the tips

  • Lizziblaz May 30, 2014 10:33 am

    Tanks i so need this

  • Kalejaiye Folakemi May 30, 2014 10:50 am

    It realy works. Nice one, thks

  • olatokunbo May 30, 2014 12:04 pm

    Tnk for dis article

  • umolo nefe May 30, 2014 12:37 pm

    sorry! but what is celery stalk?

    • Ogechukwu Agu June 2, 2014 10:33 am

      Hello Kamdoll,
      Celery is a plant variety in the family Apiaceae and it is commonly used as a vegetable.
      For this juice, you can use cucumbers, carrots or tomatoes as an alternative to celery.

      xoxo

  • Olapeju May 30, 2014 12:46 pm

    I’m on mine now and it’s so unbearable… I’ll give dis a try and pray it works.. Thanks kamdolls

  • Chizoba May 30, 2014 1:32 pm

    I truly appreciate dis info. Its very handy and life saving…..for me especialy. Thanks soooo much.

  • belma May 30, 2014 2:22 pm

    thnx soo much for sharing this

  • marrietee May 30, 2014 3:01 pm

    a reali big tank u 2 u guys

  • mercy o May 30, 2014 3:20 pm

    I knw dis will b so effective. Thanks kamy

  • chichi May 30, 2014 4:45 pm

    thnk you I’ll try it coz my periods mk me ill for a wk

  • sherry May 31, 2014 2:35 pm

    Nice one. thanks

  • Bibitayo June 1, 2014 11:59 am

    So coooL!!!! Hope it works

  • Nicole August 13, 2015 12:51 pm

    Really does it work? Will try dt out! More power to ur elbow!!!!!!

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