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Ginger and Turmeric Shots

Increasingly consumers are seeing prepackaged ginger turmeric shots at their local grocery stores or at wellness-focused events. This is a great observance as there are numerous benefits of drinking ginger turmeric shots. The mixture of these ingredients has been linked to improvement in the immune system, support our digestive system, improved metabolism, help regulate and balance blood sugar levels, and even some evidence showing an improvement in skin radiance. There are many wellness shots available that offer specific targeted health benefits. Click the link to read my post about green tea shot benefits. Also, ginger and turmeric are great anti-inflammatory food and spice sources, so definitely check out the list of my top anti-inflammatory foods to see more options.

Below are highlights of some of these benefits as well as some easy and delicious recipes so that you can make your own ginger turmeric shot at home

Immune Boost, Tissue Repair, and Skin Radiance

The ginger turmeric shot is a great wellness shot for supporting and boosting your immune system. It is packed with vitamin C which is an antioxidant required for many cellular processes, particularly in minimizing the byproducts of cellular stressors called free radicals that can build up and damage surrounding cells. Not only is vitamin C crucial a cellular repair during biological stress, like moments of sickness or infections, but it is also important for tissue growth and development. So, vitamin C deficiency is especially necessary to address especially in those with wounds or severe burns as vitamin C has been found to help support the vitality of our skin. Vitamin C is linked to improvement in skin elasticity and radiance. Often found in many anti-aging skincare regimens, vitamin C is an important antioxidant that is crucial to a good routine skin care regiment. In order to have a properly functioning immune system, we should consume a minimum of 75 mg per day for women and 90 mg per day for men. However, this recommendation minimum increases during pregnancy to nearly 120 mg per day. A ginger turmeric shot on average has nearly 1,000 mg of vitamin C delivering a powerful immune-boosting benefit.

Metabolism and Regulation of Blood Sugars

Ginger turmeric shots contain an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories because of a compound in it called curcumin. Curcumin has been linked to promoting weight loss and increasing your metabolism by improving your body’s response to insulin and helping increase energy burn-off. It may also be linked to increasing your body’s level of adiponectin which has a role in breaking down unhealthy fatty acids and improving your sugar levels. The combination of ginger and turmeric in a shot has also been linked to enhanced circulation thereby improving oxygen delivery to tissues. Studies have demonstrated that specifically ginger may also help accelerate speed recovery after certain physical activities.

Antinausea & Digestion Aid

Ginger turmeric shots contain a compound called gingerol which has been found to reduce nausea and aid in digestion. Gingerol has a significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Its been found to help women with pregnancy-related morning sickness and those with post-chemotherapy nausea. Some research has shown that components in these shots may help increase gut functionality by improving food transition. Of course, a person should always consult with their healthcare provider to see if ginger turmeric shots would be a healthy addition to their daily routine as there should be cautious use for those on blood thinners or those with gallbladder disease for example. Check out the video below of a great delicious ginger and turmeric shot recipe!

Ginger and Turmeric Shots

Spicy ginger turmeric shot recipe:

Spicy Turmeric-Ginger-Lemon Shot Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes Serving Size: 1 Ingredients: 4 inches turmeric 4 inches fresh ginger 1 lemon and 1 orange, juiced Optional: 3 drops oil of oregano 3 drops black pepper oil dash (or several) of cayenne pepper Directions: Juice ginger and turmeric in a juicer. Pour into a glass. Add lemon and orange juice and optional add-ins, including oil of oregano, black pepper oil, and cayenne pepper. Consume immediately. You may want to “chase” the shot with 4 oz. orange juice or water. For those without a juicer, this isn’t a problem, as you can use a blender instead. Simply add all the ingredients to your blender, and blend for around 30 seconds or until you have a smooth liquid. The texture of the shot may be thicker.

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