Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ginger & Turmeric Health Shot


Oh the joy of finding fresh turmeric root in my local grocery store. Hello anti-inflammatory health shot!

I've been babbling far too much quite a lot about the glorious benefits of turmeric before here on the blog. But mainly the buzz is all about a component in turmeric called curcumin which is a very powerful antioxidant and is shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. In this recipe I add a pinch of cracked black pepper to the turmeric which greatly increases the bioavailability of curcumin (which means that your body can make use of the curcumin so much better). Ginger may also have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body and it can also be soothing for an upset stomach. Lemon is, as most people know, rich in vitamin C which is important for immune function.

This shot is extremely strong in taste. So either dilute it with a little water or sweet juice, or drink it straight and feel the burn. Cheers!

I've just come home from a beautifully snowy and sunny walk. Now, at 2.30 pm, the sun is starting to set and this Sunday afternoon will probably involve lots of tea, glögg (mulled wine), books and candles. What are you up to?

Ginger & Turmeric Health Shot

4 small shots

1 big piece of fresh ginger root
3 small pieces of fresh turmeric root
2 lemons
Pinch of black pepper

1. Run the ginger, turmeric and lemons through a juicer. Add a pinch of black pepper to the juice.
2. Dilute with water or a sweet juice if the shot is too strong.

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