Lemon Ginger Blast – Powerful Juice
The lemon ginger blast is one of my favorite juices to make and drink, due to its numerous health benefits.
Summary of Benefits of Lemon Ginger Blast:
- Antiviral, fungal, bacterial and anti-parasitic
- Stimulates digestion
- Alkalizes the body
- Wipes out inflammation
- Oxygenates the body / Energizes cells
- Goes after mucous and fat
- Detoxifies the body, including heavy metals, parasites, etc
- Neutralizes free radicals – protects cells from damage
- Considered an anti-aging drink
- Habanero in drink lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and is an antioxidant
The lemon ginger blast has been endorsed and popularized by Lou Corona, a man who defies aging. He contributes his health and youthfulness to specific health principles, and one of the nutritional principles includes drinking this juice every day. He’s been doing this for over 40 years! Lou is now 63 years young.
Lemon Ginger Blast Recipe:
Equipment needed: Juicer
- 1 large lemon (or 2 small lemons)
- 2 apples
- 3 inches of ginger root
- 3 inches of turmeric root (when available)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 1 bunch of celery
- 1 handful of mint
- 1/4 to 1 Habanero (full pepper for more advanced – start slow)
Juice all ingredients and enjoy!
Note: in addition to above ingredients, feel free to add more greens, such as kale, spinach, collards.
List of Benefits Associated with the Various Ingredients
- Cilantro is a powerful, natural cleansing agent. The chemical compounds in cilantro bind to toxic metals and loosen them from the tissue.
- Strong antioxidant activity.
- Has been shown to have anti-anxiety effects.
It also boosts the immune system by guiding the development of white blood cells and promotes healthy skin by supporting skin cell growth.
- Cilantro provide iron and vitamin C.
- Both parsley and cilantro serve as Vitamin A interacts with DNA, activating genes and support cellular growth.
- Parsley has been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body.
- The activity of parsley’s volatile oils qualifies it as a “chemo-protective” food, and in particular, a food that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.
- Contains flavonoid antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (called oxygen radicals) and helps prevent damage to cells.
- Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin A, and folic acid.
- It plays numerous roles in the body, one of its most critical roles in relation to cardiovascular health is its necessary participation in the process through which the body converts homocysteine into benign molecules.
- Turmeric is a rhizome and belongs to the ginger family.
- It has over 500 health benefits and it may positively modulate over 700 gene expressions in the body.
- Contains a major active component called curcumin. Curcumin has been found to slow or stop enzymes that cause inflammation, like cyclooxygenase-2 and 5-lipooxygenase. It is a fat-soluble phenol compound, and its absorption will be improved by consuming turmeric with healthy fats. Use avocados, extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil and other healthy fats, and add a dash of pepper to enhance its bioavailability!
- Contains a rich anti-oxidant and phyto-nutrient profile.
- Turmeric increases the body’s detoxification capabilities by up-regulating specific liver detox pathways.
- Is highly associated with its anti-cancer properties.
- It can also help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- It is used as an antimicrobial as it has been shown to kill infections particularly in the digestive tract and topically as a paste.
- Turmeric has been shown to be helpful for the protection of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
- Lemons are alkalizing for the body
- Lemons are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.
- Fresh lemon juice added to a large glass of water in the morning is a great liver detoxifier.
- Lemons increase peristalsis in the bowels, helping to create a bowel movement thus eliminating waste and helping with regularity.
- The citric acid in lemon juice helps to dissolve gallstones, calcium deposits, and kidney stones.
- They contain vitamin C, which helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.
- The lemon peel contains the potent phytonutrient tangeretin, which has been proven to be effective for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
- It destroys intestinal worms.
- Lemons have powerful antibacterial properties.
- Blood vessels are strengthened by the vitamin P (bioflavinoids) in lemon.
- Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, including naturally occurring limonene; which works against cancer.
- Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins.
- Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keep body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day.
- the skin contains a good amount of vitamin C.
- Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol, three lignans connected with reduced risk of several types of cancer.
- Contains phytochemcials that kill the bacteria in the mouth.
- Cucumbers contain B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients.
- The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumbers are very effective in ridding the body of toxins from the digestive system, aiding digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.
- Cucumber juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.
- Cucumbers contain a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber. These work effectively for regulating blood pressure.
- It is an excellent source of silica, which is known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues
- Celery is an important food source of conventional antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese. But its “claim to fame” in terms of antioxidant nutrients may very well be its phytonutrients. Many of these phytonutrients fall into the category of phenolic antioxidants and have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory
- Celery contains pectin-based polysaccharides that can provide the stomach with special benefits. The pectin-based polysaccharides found in celery appear to have special importance in producing anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Of the phenolic substances found in celery, phthalides are a major contributor to the unique flavor of this vegetable. Researchers have demonstrated that celery phthalides can act as smooth muscle relaxants.
- High in antioxidant activity and partly due to the fact that their antioxidants are easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
- much of apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel, which is why purchasing organic over conventionally grown is best.
- Apples are associated with a decreased risk of chronic disease.
- Apples have been found to protect neuron cells against oxidative stress, thus reducing the risk of neuro-degenerative disorders.
- They play a beneficial role in blood sugar regulation, as apples contain c
- Apples have a number of properties that may help reduce the risk of cancer, including anti-mutagenic activity, antioxidant activity, and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
- Eating apples is associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease, perhaps due to their content of antioxidant flavonoids.
- Ginger is widely used throughout the world for treating loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, stomach upset, colic, morning sickness and motion sickness.
- Has been shown to reduce inflammatory markers in the colon, thus appears to help reduce risks of cancers.
- Fresh mint, including spearmint and peppermint, contains several key vitamins and minerals you need for good health, though they’re not present in huge amounts. For example, fresh mint contains trace amounts of iron, a mineral you need to make red blood cells. Mint also has small amounts of fiber, vitamin A and potassium.
- One of the primary benefits of fresh mint is that it contains potent antioxidants.
- Eating fresh mint leaves might help promote digestion, as it is reported to help ease gas and its associated symptoms. Peppermint makes the flow of bile more efficient, which means that you digest your food more quickly, and is said to help relax the muscles in the digestive tract.
- Studies have indicated that the consumption of habanero peppers can be effective at fighting obesity because of the presence of capsaicin. Capsaicin increases thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is the process by which the body raises its temperature, or energy output, which increases metabolism, which forces fat cells to be used as energy.
- A number of scientific studies have revealed that daily consumption of capsaicin in hot peppers helps to lower cholesterol levels.
- The consumption of habanero peppers may also be effective at lowering blood pressure because of the presence of capsaicin.
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