Refreshing Anti-Inflammatory Juice that Fights Illness

Do we want to get rid of all inflammation?

No! Inflammation is an essential part of our immune system and is needed for us to live.

However, it often builds up far beyond it’s beneficial duties and becomes harmful. This usually accumulates around the intestines first and spreads through out the body.
It can then manifest into anything from achy joints, digestive issues, excess belly fat, anxiety and chronic headaches to more serious conditions. The suffix -itis means inflammation of. So anything ending with -itis, are inflammatory conditions like gastritis, arthritis, sinusitis, pancreatitis, endometritis and so forth. You could probably think of a few also.
Recent studies are now showing that even more serious conditions like heart disease and cancer stem from chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation can stem from many factors including autoimmunity, allergies or food sensitivities, toxicity, digestive conditions and so forth.

So therefore we want to manage inflammation.

Luckily, our level of chronic inflammation has much to do with what we put down the hatch! There are many foods and herbs as well as invigorating lifestyle shifts that have a strong impact on reducing or managing inflammation!

I was excited to share with you this easy refreshing inflammatory juice recipe so you can start managing your inflammation right away.

I created this tasty juice for my 4 Week Anti-Inflammatory Kick-start Program designed to get you comfortable regularly using the foods and habits that reduce inflammation and heal your body. If you want to learn more you can schedule your Health=Freedom Strategy Session to see if this is a right fit for you! Click here: http://quality-life-wellness.com/schedule-strategy-session/

Start your mornings with this easy to make, refreshing anti-inflammatory juice that has strong inflammation fighting properties and will give your body an alkalizing, anti-oxidant, high energy jump-start for the day!

Easy Refreshing Anti-Inflammatory Juice (no juicer required)

Anti-inflammatory Juice

These measurements makes a small juice so feel free to double it, or triple it if you want to share!
Also if you don't have every ingredient, don't let that stop you! I'm sure it will come out delicious anyway.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup organic frozen dark cherries (pitted)
  • 1/2-1 Cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp. of chia seeds, hemp seeds or ground flax
  • 1 tsp of tumeric (powdered or fresh)
  • a pinch of cracked pepper
  • Fresh ginger (small chunk about 1 tsp size)
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom (if you have it)
  • Fresh mint leaves (about 4-6 leaves)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-1 1/2 Cups of cold water or coconut water (less will be more of a smoothie texture, more will be more of a juice texture)

Directions:

Toss all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth or liquid. Enjoy!

 

Every ingredient in this Anti-Inflammatory Juice works to help you manage your inflammation levels!

Here is how these main 10 ingredients that fight for your freedom:


Pineapple
is high in an enzyme called bromelian that acts as a strong anti-inflammatory bringing down swelling and is very beneficial to enhancing digestion. (Disrupted digestion is one of the main igniters for chronic inflammation).

Organic Dark Cherries have properties that are comparable to the strong over the counter cherries for inflammationmedications yet they don’t cause the dangerous side effects with regular use. They contain a high amount of anthocyanins which contain potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Life Extension has a great article here on it’s powerful effects on muscle protection, joint defense, cardio vascular protection and anti-cancer mechanisms. You can find that here: http://www.lifeextension.com/Magazine/2013/6/Anti-Inflammatory-Properties-of-Tart-Cherry/Page-01 

Spinach is rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory flavonoids.

Chia/hemp/flax are all loaded with omega 3 essential fatty acids that directly fuel the internal ‘fire fighters’. (The components that put out the fire/inflammation)Tumeric is a Spice that Supports Your Body's Astonishing Immune System and antioxidant.

Turmeric & cracked black pepper: Turmeric and its active ingredient Curcumin has one of the strongest effects on lowering chronic inflammation, comparable to over the counter drugs, yet without the side effects. It is a spice that also has a long list of health benefits. Turmeric root looks like ginger root, yet the root are smaller and the color is more orange.
The pinch of cracked black pepper is to increase its absorption rate.

GingerGinger is an herb, a spice and a medicine. It is well known for it’s powerful active anti-inflammatory properties and constituent like gingerols and phenols. Ginger is also a digestive and
nausea aid and a potent anti-microbial. According to The Huffington Post, extracts from Ginger inhibits several genes that contribute to inflammation and is one of the most powerful weapons we have to help combat inflammation from a nutritional prospective.

Cardamom is a spice rich in antioxidants. Too many free radicals, (which antioxidants combat), from external toxins create excess inflammation.

Mint also rich in anti-oxidants.

Coconut oil enhances uptake of omega 3 fats.

So there you have it! Your daily dose of anti-inflammatory fuel to soothe your pain, protect your health and jump-start your day!

I’d love to hear below what your favorite anti-inflammatory food is or even your favorite smoothie recipe!