Feeling a little under the weather? This refreshing juice can give your immune system a boost and help you fight diseases and inflammation. This is a deliciously citrusy juice to enjoy with your health breakfast.
Hello Dearest Reader!
I am excited to share this healing juice recipe with you for two special reasons; As part of my commitment to you and goal for 2016, I’ve started a community/ closed group on facebook called “Get Healthy Now” which was developed to create awareness and support all while providing with options and direct tools to make these choices not only easier but enjoyable. This recipe represents my commitment to myself and you, to focus on what our bodies need to stay super vibrant.
Additionally, sharing this recipe brings excitement to my gut because for many years this medicinal potion has served me well and I know this is going to be awesome in your life. This is my periodically go-to juice to keep my immune system strong and ready to fight unwanted colds and inflammation. This is also my emergency go-to juice the second I feel the first signs of a cold or whenever I am feeling sore.
“Inflammation is the root of many diseases”
One of the great benefits of living a more natural and balanced lifestyle, limiting the use and exposure of anything that might alter how you naturally feel, is that you really get to know your body. So the second you get a headache you know it’s a sign, and you likely know the cause as well. This sometimes can be as simple as not drinking enough water (and you know it) or whether your body is telling you that it is fighting something.
No one is completely protected from catching a cold, an infection or getting injured. Unless you live under a rock, which by the way sounds pretty boring! But there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from riding the roller coast of diseases. Fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices can provide with an array of vitamins and nutrients to help you stay healthy.
Oranges: oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is vital for the proper function of a healthy immune system. The immune system’s main goal is to protect you from illness, so a little extra vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, flus, and recurrent ear infections. Vitamin C is the primary antioxidant in the body, disarming free radicals and preventing damage in the cells. This is why a good intake of vitamin C is associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.
Lemon: Lemons are alkalizing for the body helping to restore balance to the body’s pH. Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds. It is also packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and the perfect natural antibiotic. Lemons also make a great addition to any juice or smoothie. Make it a daily habit to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning for great health.
Carrots: Carrots are packed with vitamin A, beta-carotene and anti-oxidant making them a great free radical fighter! Carrots contain soluble fiber that can lower blood sugar levels by slowing down digestion of sugar and starch. They can also feed the good bacteria in the gut which may lead to improved health and decreased risk of disease.
Ginger: Traditionally known to provide indigestion and nausea relief, ginger also possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory, with the ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds. Ginger can also be warming on a cold day and assist with detoxification.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions. Turmeric’s natural anti-inflammatory qualities mean it may work as well as some anti-inflammatory medications, without the side effects. Turmeric will give the immune system the boost it needs.
For this recipe you can either use a juicer or a blender. I wanted to make sure this recipe is accessible to everyone, so I made two versions. When you use a juicer notice that you will get 1 cup of a very concentrated juice. If you are a beginner I recommend that you try using a blender and adding water for a less concentrated (but just as powerful) result. You will get 4 cups from the blender recipe.
With all this information in hand and a nice little recipe card below, I hope you try this yummy juice in replacement of other sugary drinks and whenever you feel the first symptoms of a cold. From my past experience, this juice will either shortened and weaken the life of a cold or prevent you from getting one.
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- 3 oranges
- 4 carrots
- 2 lemon
- ginger (small piece)
- turmeric (2 small roots)
- 2 cups water (blender recipe)
- Juicer recipe: Peel the oranges and lemon.
- Pass all the ingredients through the juicer
- Enjoy a powerful concentrated juice.
- Blender recipe: Peel the orange and lemon.
- Add all the ingredients into the blender cup, including the 2 cups of water
- Pulse for about 2 minutes.
- Using a strainer pass the juice through, retaining the pulp.
- Enjoy a refreshing health juice.