Sinus infections are a nasty business. Aside from the obvious mucus, they sap our energy, rob us of our sense of taste and smell, and can make it hard to get through the day. Juicing for sinus infection is a good way to get them out of your head, literally. This recipe is a great place to begin.
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How Do You Know if You Have A Sinus Infection?
With so many possible reasons your nose is dripping and your head feels like it’s full of cotton, how do you know if you have a sinus infection (sinusitis)? There are a couple of sure-fire signs to know when your cold has leveled up to a full sinus infection (1):
- Facial pressure or pain, especially around your eyes, nose, and forehead.
- Runny nose, but with thick green or yellow mucus.
- Halitosis (bad breath) or a bad taste in your mouth.
- Pressure or pain in your teeth.
Causes of Sinus Infection
The direct causes of sinus infection are when fluid buildup in your sinus cavities, typically filled with air, creates a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria to grow. This results in the symptoms listed above. In rare cases, primarily in those with a weakened immune system, sinus infections can be fungal in nature (1, 2).
- Having a cold previously
- Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke
- Deviated septum, nasal polyps, or other structural abnormalities in the nose and sinuses
- Weakened immune system, by medical condition or drug use
- Seasonal allergies and asthma
- Dental and fungal infections
- Sensitivity to aspirin
Juicing for Mucus Removal
What can we do to help our bodies fight infection and heal themselves? Juicing, of course, and juicing for mucus removal is what this juice recipe for sinus infection is all about! I’ve combined items that both attack the mucus directly (hello horse radish and mango!) and those that support our immune system overall. Give it a try and see how it can help.
Mangoes possess over a dozen polyphenols that remove free radicals from our bodies. These antioxidants help boost our immune system (4). Notable are vitamins A and C. Vitamin A acts as an anti-inflammatory, possibly helping reduce sinus pressure (5), while Vitamin C helps to boost our white blood cell count.
Oranges are known for their high vitamin C content, which works to fight infection by boosting those all-important white blood cells. They’re also full of other antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, like flavonoids, that also support the immune system‘s fight against sinus infection (6).
The isothiocyanates in horseradish are linked to bacteria reduction in the mouth, which can accompany a sinus infection. There is also evidence that this root helps alleviate sinus infection and improve respiratory symptoms (7).
Carrots, too, are a significant source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, particularly carotenoids and vitamins A and C. Their vitamin B6 content is also a potential weapon against sinus infection, as it is key to optimal immune responsiveness, and its deficiency is linked to a weakened immune system (8).
What is the Highest Yield Juicer?
I made the Sinus Saviour using the PURE Juicer. It’s the industry’s highest yield juicer and number one for nutrient extraction, making it one of the hottest machines in the market!
The PURE Juicer leads the pack in its ability to extract juice while preserving the most nutrients. This machine’s unique 2-stage process and 2.5-ton press yield 30-50% more juice than the competition. A cost-saving factor that pays for itself every time you use it.
I love that you can do much more than juice on the PURE Juicer: make sorbets, smoothie bowls, nut milk, nice cream, baby food, cauliflower rice, and even grind coffee! It’s a gorgeous machine made of top-quality, food-grade stainless steel and backed by a whopping 12-year warranty.
I highly recommend the PURE Juicer for any serious home juicer or light commercial user. It’s a powerful machine that delivers the best juice yield in its class.
My Pick for Best Citrus Peeler
As a self-proclaimed Juice Feaster, I peel A LOT of fruit, especially citrus. As a result, I’ve tested many a peeler, both manual and automatic. Out of them all, the Pelamatic Orange Peeler Pro is hands down the best citrus peeler I’ve ever used. I use it to quickly peel everything from oranges to pomegranates. It’s super easy to use and saves me a ton of time.
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Find Another Juice Recipe for Sinus Infection!
Looking for another juice recipe for sinus infection? Look no further! Below are a few more tasty ways to clear it right up!
- My cold busting tea recipe is a juicy way to open up your sinuses.
- Enlist the power of pineapple to kill your cold with this tasty juice recipe!
- Give your whole system a good house cleaning with this powerful detox juice recipe!
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