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By Suja Juice

3 Self-Love Wellness Tips

When we think of the most celebrated “season of love” it often lands in the month of February—more specifically, Valentine’s Day. Our first impulse might be to book a candlelit dinner under the twinkling stars or break the bank on fine dark chocolate for a special someone. But what if we nixed the traditional should-do’s and made space for more self-love on the 14th? The concept you’ve heard of “self-love starts from within” is the key ingredient to showing up every day feeling present, nourished, and confident. Keep scrolling to get our three wellness self-love tips this Valentine’s Day.
  1. Relax, Relax, Relax

A nervous system on overdrive sort of makes it impossible to bask in self-love. So how can we ultimately ease into a state of relaxation? There are endless ways to destress, but here are just a few to get you started:

Book an Acupuncture Appointment

This calming traditional Chinese medicine is a full-body experience, which involves gentle penetration of the skin through thin needles. Based on your needs, a practitioner can tap into over 2,000 points directly connected to energetic pathways. Applying pressure to these points can support your overall health—destressing the body.

Find a Sliver of Greenery

Have you ever heard of Ecopsychology? Essentially, it describes the natural relationship between humans and nature. Many holistic practitioners actually prescribe this as a treatment—and this cathartic prescription is pretty straightforward. It’s to go outside, drink in the fresh air, and connect with the soul of mother earth.
  1. Give Your Gut a Heartfelt Hug

When your gut health is not completely in check, your overall health can quickly spiral. Chances are, your microbiome might quietly tap on your shoulder and ask you to consume more colors of the rainbow—which usually involves more fiber-rich foods and nutrients. But let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have time to demolish a spinach salad or harvest bowl. This is where we jump in. Here at Suja, we created a whole line of gut-approved cold-pressed drinks, specifically designed to give your microbiome some extra TLC! Meet our Gut-Loving Lemon Trio!

Lemon Love

This cooling refresher is basically “sunshine and cool breeze” in a bottle. Sip on freshly squeezed lemon juice with a subtle kick from cayenne pepper… plus natural sweetness from stevia. PS: Did you know that lemons are loaded with vitamin C and fiber? This is exactly why your gut will thank you later!

Ginger Love

What happens when spicy ginger, sweet pineapple, and a refreshing lemon converge? You get Ginger Love! On top of supporting gut health, this delicious beverage also aids in digestion!

Turmeric Love

If you’re really ready for some extra heat, don’t wait to try Turmeric Love. Plus it’s loaded with all of the goods: pressed turmeric, tangy lemon, tropical passionfruit, and sweet pineapple.
  1. Cook a Nutritious Meal

One of the best ways to take charge of your health is by cooking at home! This Valentine’s Day, head to your local farmer’s market and grab some seasonal, sustainably-sourced ingredients to whip your favorite dish! Also, if you happen to grab some crisp, leafy greens, you can easily make our Ginger Love salad dressing: Ingredients: 2 tbsp Suja Ginger Love ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 tsp fine sea salt ¼ tsp pepper

Practice Self-Love this Valentine’s Day

Even though we’re highlighting Valentine’s Day in this post, it’s essential to practice self-love daily! By implementing even one of these wellness tips, you’re taking the next step to improving your overall health and self-care. ** Don’t forget to shop our Gut-Loving Lemon Trio to give your microbiome a little extra attention this Valentine’s Day!