24 Jul '11, 8am

Food Choices: Take Control of the Way You Feel

Strawberries, bananas, and peppermint leaves, plus a cup of water (though at this time of the year, sometimes I use ice cubes instead for a frozen juice smoothie). I use more than a dozen strawberries, and two bananas, along with a good-sized pinch of peppermint leaves. Sounds strange, but it’s actually very relaxing. Strawberries give me plenty of vitamin C (the anti-stress vitamin), bananas add potassium and B vitamins (which are depleted when the body is under a lot of stress), and peppermint just tends to relax people for some reason. For a vegetable juice extravaganza , I use all the vegetables I have handy, but a typical combination includes kale, lettuce, carrots, and cucumber. Sometimes I add ginger, or even cayenne, for a little zing. I like this combination, with spices added, because it seems to reduce my caffeine cravings and take away my headaches — ginger and...

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