This is one of my favourites. I love ginger and have become so used to it I can stand quite a lot of it in juicies. It is anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-fungal and when used regularly it’s great for helping ward off colds and viruses, treating Candida, nausea and relieving inflammatory pain.
Inflammation has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
If you’re not used to it, begin with a thin slice of ginger root and gradually increase it.
Beetroot is well-known for its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, it dilates blood vessels which improves circulation – athletes, professional cyclists and gym enthusiasts are known to employ fresh beetroot juice in their training and preparation. It’s a good source of potassium.
Freshly extracted beetroot juice has also been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol when drunk regularly.
Celery, apple and lemon provide electrolytes, so altogether this is a good juice to have when exercising.
All ingredients are organic and therefore they are just washed and the peel left on. If using waxed lemon, thinly pare the peel leaving plenty of pith, it’s where the healthy micro-nutrients are.
1 Stick of Celery, chopped into 3″ pieces
Thick Slice of Lemon with peel on
Thick knob of Ginger – about 2cms x 2 cms
Juice all the items, placing the lemon and ginger between the apples and putting the celery in last to avoid it clogging up the juicer.
(The picture in the background is entitled Moths and Butterflies by Sophie Whiting).
Copyright: Chris McGowan