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Ginger Shot

Ginger Shot

Drinks that are served as a shot normally don’t taste very well (or maybe they do if you like alcohol). A lot of people don’t like the taste of a wheatgrass shot for example. Well in that case,  you will most likely not appreciate the taste of a Ginger Shot, but it’s certainly effective. Move over coffee, because this is how you wake up your body!

When feeling a bit flu-ish or sick (the summer cold is right around the corner), you need something powerful to beat the bug. Over-the-counter meds do more harm than good. So when the bug hits you or right before the runny nose, the sneezing, the fever and chills… drink a ginger shot. It’s a true punch of nutrients.

 Usually, a ginger shot consists of three fresh ingredients:
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne pepper
Ginger
Ginger provides an upset stomach and digestive relief. Since 80% of your immune system is in your gut, you want to keep it healthy and balanced. It will warm you up and lessen aches and pains that come with the cold and flu. Ginger is a perfect expectorant and can help break up mucus in the lungs. Ginger will also soothe a painful sore throats.
 
Lemon
Lemons boosts your immunity, they detoxify the body and provide vitamin C.
 
Cayenne
Cayenne effectively treats fevers, works great when having a poor circulation, when enduring nausea and other digestive complaints. All you need is a dash to benefit from its amazing properties.
 
Here’s how to make a Ginger Shot?
  • Juice ½-1 whole lemon (or squeeze the lemon)
  • Juice (or grate) 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Add a dash or two of cayenne pepper
Knock it back (if you can all in one go).  You’ll feel the effects almost immediatly. One thing is for sure, you’ll be awake right away. When you’re already sick three a day will be good, otherwise (when you are just a bit under the weather) one a day will be sufficient.  
 
What else?
These shots are a natural antibiotic, a natural anti-inflammatory shot, it works great for travel sickness, it inhibits the formation of blood clots and helps to lower cholesterol. Ginger is also loaded with minerals, such as copper, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium.
Ginger juice is simply one of the most perfect health tonics on earth.
 
Ginger Shot photos by the green creator (c) (copyright)

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    jacqueline
    March 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Klinkt goed! Hoe maak je eigenlijk gembersap?

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      Bianca
      March 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Alles kan door de juicer of sapcentrifuge. De citroenen en de gember. 🙂

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    Anneke
    March 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Hi Bianca,
    Heb het shotje geprobeerd maar pfff, dat viel niet mee zeg! Haha. Kan je ook bv. honing toevoegen zodat het minder zuur wordt?

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      Bianca
      March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Hi Anneke, ja dat valt niet mee he. 🙂 Ja zou eventueel wel kunnen, maar puur doet zijn werk veel beter. Mijn tip is om het niet te verdunnen met bijvoorbeeld water, maar gewoon gelijk zo puur mogelijk als shot achteroverslaan. Succes!

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