Radiance Recipe: Flu Fighter Shot
by Clare Neill,
With flu season upon us we like to boost our immunity by having this fiery flu-fighting juice shot.
1 orange (peeled)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
2" ginger root (peeled)
1 tsp manuka honey (at least UMF 10+)
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch black pepper
60ml aloe vera
1 tsp Pukka elderberry syrup
1 tbsp sea buckthorn juice (try Weleda)
Put the orange, lemon and ginger root through your juicer. Then mix in the other ingredients to the juice. Drink immediately.
Both orange and lemon are great sources of Vitamin C, whilst ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is a known antioxidant and this comes from the active compounds within it called curcuminoids. These help to support your immune system and can help to protect your cells from free radical damage. The black pepper helps with the absorbtion of the turmeric so that your body can get the full benefits of it.
We've specified Manuka honey because the type of honey you use is crucial. All honeys are not created equal. Research into Manuka honey carried out by biochemist Professor Peter Molan at the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand has found that Manuka honey has a uniquely impressive anti bacterial action, even combatting antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. He terms this the Unique Manuka Factor or UMF. When choosing your Manuka honey try to opt for one that has a UMF strength of at least 10+ on it. This will be clearly displayed on the label. We like the Manuka honey by Comvita, Medibee and Manuka Gold.