Flying through! With the dreaded virus abound many of us are looking for effective ways to boost up our immune system at the moment. We’re staying super positive here in the Kind Earth Kitchen… infusing lots of healthy stuff into our daily cuisine. However, with current times of concern, I’ve been taking things up a notch.
In this post, I am sharing my current SUPER potent immune-boosting smoothie. It’s designed to blast away any nasties and give you a fighting chance at fending off any invading virus/bug/whatnot.
I am not holding back. The two key ingredients that I am loading up on are turmeric and ginger. You can scroll down and find out why (and find recipe to print below).
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Here’s why I am loading up on ginger…
Exceptional antioxidant content
An antioxidant is a molecule that is able to inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation often produces free radicals which, then instigate a chain reaction that can damage cells. In extreme cases, leading to cancer. Antioxidants intervene by eliminating these free radicals and preventing damage. Ginger is literally loaded with antioxidants! It blasts away invading organisms like there is no tomorrow.
Read all about ginger more detail here…
Here’s why I am loading up on turmeric…
The health benefits of turmeric are nothing short of remarkable. It is thought to be just as powerful as pharmaceutical drugs but WITHOUT the side effects.
Turmeric is an antioxidant superstar
Antioxidants are the compounds in food that are said to help stop damage to our cells by free radicals. Free radicals are scavengers in the body that can harm our cells if they go unchecked. When everything is in balance then the human body naturally removes normal levels of free radicals from our body. Pollution in addition to less healthy food or lifestyle choices can increase free radicals in our bodies a heck of a lot. In turn, this can lead to most western diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, asthma, arthritis, psoriasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc. Free radicals are where it all starts, so we definitely want to keep them in check.
Antioxidants dramatically help to remove free radicals whilst, at the same time, enhancing the natural antioxidant abilities of our own body. Their rather helpful abilities slow down the aging process, whilst warding off disease and illness.
Turmeric is said to be a plant with one of the highest levels of antioxidant power known on this planet. Studies have shown that the curcuminoids in turmeric are very effective at finding and neutralising free radicals. It is also thought that turmeric can help to prevent the development of free radicals.
Regular use of turmeric in our daily lives (preferably along with other healthy lifestyle choices) could literally stave off all sorts of illness and disease thanks to its remarkable properties.
Read all about turmeric more detail here…
My Super Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe…
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 teaspoons powdered turmeric
- 1 inch cubed fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons cashew nuts
- 200ml filtered water
- 100g frozen mango
- 100g frozen pineapple
- Blend banana, ginger, turmeric, water, hemp seeds, and cashews together for about 30 seconds.
- No need to peel the ginger if it is organic and clean - otherwise peel it before step 1.
- Add in the frozen fruit and then blend until creamy smooth.
- Add more water if you want it more juice-like.
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