Staying active is key to a long, healthy life. But a lifetime of lifestyle choices can catch up with us, with inflammation setting fire to our joints and keeping us from living life to the fullest. Help put out the fire with this anti-inflammatory juice shot recipe, employing the dynamic duo of ginger and turmeric!
The Juice: Joint Juice Shot
Makes 18 fl oz
Handful of Ginger Root
Handful of Turmeric Root
Ground Black Pepper
Ground Cayenne Pepper
Scrub the ginger and turmeric root.
Peel (optional) the lemon.
Run all ingredients through your juicer.
Add black and cayenne pepper, as desired.
Drink 2-3 ounces daily and enjoy!!!
Juicer Test Kitchen Insider Tip: Snag these glass shot jars, fill them 3/4 full, freeze, then thaw as you need them!
The Details: Put Out The Fire
Both turmeric and ginger are powerhouses of anti-inflammation. Studies reveal that there are several ways these roots reduce inflammation in the body: decreasing levels of nitric oxide, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and malondialdehyde (MDA); all of which are used to measure inflammation in the body.
Not only do these roots reduce inflammation, but they also know how to knock out pain. The active ingredient believed to be responsible for this in turmeric is curcumin, which has been shown to reduce joint pain in those with arthritis. Gingerol in ginger is also known to reduce pain in joints resulting from osteoarthritis and exercise-related injury.
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The Juicer: Nama J2 Juicer
I made the Joint Juice Shot on the Nama J2! It’s my top choice for daily juicing.
The Nama J2 sits apart from nearly every other cold-press juicer with its speed. What makes using this juicer so fast is its huge top hopper, which allows you to drop in fresh produce with little to no prep – if it fits, you can juice it!
The bonus is that once you close the lid, you can walk away and take care of other business while it juices. A time-saving feature, indeed!
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