Wellness Shots


Posted on May 20th

Wellness Shots

I started making these about a year ago now, after reading up on juicing and also on the benefits of making these little shots. The are perfect for adding the good stuff into the body but they also help ward off nasty colds and flus……yes they are amazing

I LOVE Ginger so I add loads…but again personal preference

I juice it all together and also add Apples and the pour it into little plastic shot glasses and freeze – and take 1 out every night for the next day

Ginger

  • I have Loose Leaf Tea, Fresh ginger and add to cooking, smoothies and juices
  • Has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain
  • Contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols.
  • Gingerols, the main active components in ginger and the ones responsible for its distinctive flavour, may also inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells.
  • Ginger extracts have been shown to have both antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour effects on cells.
  • Warming on a cold day and can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flus. A good sweat may do a lot more than simply assist detoxification.
  • Very effective in preventing the symptoms of motion sickness, especially seasickness
  • Anti-vomiting action has been shown to be very useful in reducing the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy
    Ginger has been shown to be effective against exercise-induced muscle pain
    Ginger appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period.
    Turmeric 
  • This is strong in colour and flavour and I don’t add much, but I sprinkle on scrambled egg, steamed veggies, add to smoothies and juices!!
  • Long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine
  • Significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Even more potent than its volatile oil is the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin and it produces no toxicity.
  • Has powerful antioxidant & Inflammatory effects.
  • It’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly
  • Antioxidant actions enable it to protect the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA
  • Helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. A primary way in which curcumin does so is by enhancing liver function.
  • Amazing effects of turmeric on the liver’s ability to detoxify
  • Good source of vitamin B6
  • Cholesterol-lowering effects are the result of the curry spice’s active constituent, curcumin,
  • Growing evidence suggests that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases.Lemons
  • Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids 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.
  • Your liver loves lemons: “The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile,”.Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
  • Cleans your bowels: Lemons increase peristalsis in the bowels, helping to create a bowel movement thus eliminating waste and helping with regularity. Add the juice of one lemon to warm water and drink first thing in the morning.
  • Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralise free radicals linked to ageing and most types of disease.
  • Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including naturally occurring limonene; oil which slows or halts the growth of cancer tumours in animals and flavonol glycosides which stop cell division in cancer cells.
  • Support Heart Health. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C. One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of your recommended daily intake (RDI). Research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Soothes Toothache
  • Helps reduce weight – lemons contain pectin – a type of fibre that helps you feel fuller longer
  • Aids in digestion and detoxification
  • Antioxidants in Lemons fight free radicals and helps smooth out the skin
  • Boosts energy and moods..no need for the coffee and then the caffeine crash.