Check out our Winter Super Juice Recipe
Our Winter Sunshine Super Juice Recipe is a great energy and immune-boosting buster. This healthy juice is packed full of many vital nutrients and vitamins that can support you through the winter months. An easy to make healthy super juice for the whole family that can be used to help reduce the risk of colds and flu.
Winter Sunshine Super Juice Ingredients
1 Large Organic Carrots ( approx. 146gm)**
1-2 Organic Apples** ( depending on how sweet you like your juice)
½ Inch of Ginger
1 Organic Orange**
1/2 inch of Lemon** without the rind
Optional; Pinch Of Nutmeg & Cinnamon to suit taste.
** Organic is always best when possible to reduce risk of toxins and pesticides. But if not organic, we suggest you make sure you clean your vegetables well. The most simple and effective ways to do this is this; clean your fruit and vegetables before putting them into your fridge or fruit bowl. You can clean fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways. You can add one portion of white vinegar to 10 parts of water. Or just buy a fruit and vegetable cleaning product such as veggi wash, but note these products can be expensive.
Health Benefits Of Winter Sunshine Super Juice
So what are the potential health benefits of this Winter Super Juice? Well, let’s look more closely at the individual ingredients of this healthy juice.
Carrots, we often undervalue the nutritional benefits in a carrot. But carrots contain vitamins A, C and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and folate. As we know contains a diet high in beta-carotene is great for our eyes, especially night time vision. But beta-carotene has also been shown in a lot of research to have anti-cancer effects especially with the additional high levels of anti-oxidants. Carrots are also extremely hydrating eyesight, nourishes, and hydrates skin,
Apples are supposed to keep the doctor away and like carrots are supposed to help support the eyes, particularly reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Some of the main nutrients in an apple include vitamins A , C, potassium, calcium and flavonoids. Apples also have both soluble fiber known as pectin and insoluble fiber which supports digestion. Pectin is also known to help reduce many forms of heart disease. It does this by helping stop cholesterol and plaque building up on the lining of blood vessels.
Oranges, we know a healthy intake of vitamin C is linked to a healthy immune system but did you know it is also linked to a reduced risk of colon cancer? Oranges contain vitamin C, vitamin B-6, calcium, potassium, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, folate and pantothenic acid and even protein. As well as copper, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and selenium. The fact oranges contain magnesium, and rich in Vitamins B6 make apples useful aid at helping maintain blood pressure levels. Oranges like apples also have soluble and insoluble fibre.
Health Benefits Of Cinnamon, Ginger And Nutmeg
Ginger has been used for many thousands of years as not just a spice but a natural medicine especially in Ayurvedic Medicine. Ginger is widely used as an anti-nausea remedy during pregnancy it also has demonstrated in medical research to helpreduce menstrual pain.Ginger is widely used as a natural remedy for colds and flu. But ginger is also a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic. Having been shown to demonstrate a protective function against natural, chemical, and radiation-induced toxicities
Cinnamon is a warming spice that is widely used in the food industry and pharmacy industry for its various therapeutic properties which include “been reported to possess astringent, warming stimulant, carminative, blood purifier, digestive, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties and also help to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. “
Nutmeg is another useful spice that also has anti-inflammatory properties well known to encourage better sleep a well-known natural remedy for insomnia. It is also has been suggested that it may be a useful aid in the healing of stomach ulcers.
David Rabone is a highly experienced healer, therapist, and coach who has been studying health and spirituality over the last 25 years. David who is based in Scotland, UK. Is a qualified pharmacist, has trained with many top healers and coaches around the world.