Looks like we have to make our own sunshine around here these days! The rain just won’t leave us alone!
The juice of sweet carrots, tart lemons and spicy ginger will be sure to brighten your day…and your health!
It’s sunshine in a glass!
Carrots contain high levels of vitamin A and beta-carotene. By consuming only two carrots you will exceed your RDA of vitamin A! Beta-carotene is great for eye vision and has been proven to protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
However, the heavy hitter of this juice is the fresh ginger root. Ginger is well known for its medicinal properties, especially of the digestive system. Ginger helps alleviate gastrointestinal distress and prevents motion sickness…morning sickness too pregnant ladies It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These compounds help reduce pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These gingerol compounds inhibit the inflammatory “messengers” sent from the immune system, thereby reducing inflammation and pain or discomfort. Pretty powerful stuff!
Last but not least is the lemon…the combination of lemon and ginger turn this juice into scrubbing bubbles for your whole system! The burst of enzymes detoxifies the liver and increases gastric juices aiding in digestion.
Carrot Ginger Lemon Zinger
1 lemon, peeled
1 inch piece of ginger root, peeled