LEMON, CARROT & GINGER JUICE ZINGER
How to Make Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
INGREDIENTSSKILL LEVEL: EASY
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Wash the carrots, cut the tips and discard. Place carrots in the juicer. Peel the ginger and place in the juicer. Squeeze in the lemon and stir.
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
contain beta carotene
and copious amounts of vitamin A, nourishing the blood and cooling Pitta. The effect is prominent in the eyes, which feel cool after carrot
juice also acts as a sweetener. Lemon
'astringes' the liver, squeezing and cleansing it. Think Mr. Clean scrubbing your liver. Lemon
and ginger are both sialagogues, increasing saliva and gastric juices. Lemon Carrot
Ginger Zinger is a cleanser that's gentle enough for Vata.
WHAT IS LEMON, CARROT & GINGER JUICE ZINGER?
We love the combination of sweet, sour and spicy.
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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
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Is Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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You'll learn your body type, and whether Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger is a good fit for your body type. Time to complete: approximately 1 minute.
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
A sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a
lesser degree. Astringents.
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Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.
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An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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High Fiber Laxative
A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The size of a stool stimulates peristalsis and the stool passes more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydrating.
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An herb that decongests or dislodges toxins from the body and the lymphatic, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.
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An herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
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Cholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.
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, Beta Carotene
, Vitamin K
, Soluble Fiber
, Vitamin A
Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.
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Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
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Compare Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger with these Foods
Carrot has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Blood-tonic, General-laxative, Lung-tonic, Tonic, Antilithic, Cholagogue, High-fiber-laxative, Opthalmic
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Digestive, Relaxes-eyes, Calms-heart, Decongestant, General-laxative, Sialogogue, Carminative, Detoxicant, Refreshes-skin
Beets has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Opthalmic, Vasodilator, Blood-tonic, General-laxative, Relaxes-eyes, Alterative, Cholagogue, Livotonic, Skin-tonic
Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Decongestant, Galactagogue, Stomachic, Antiarthritic, Detoxicant, Lung-tonic, Vasodilator, Carminative
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Digestive, Alterative, Antioxidant, Cholagogue, Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Vasodilator, Antiarthritic
Pomegranate has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Stomachic, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Opthalmic
Grape has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, High-fiber-laxative, Sialogogue, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Livotonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, General-laxative, Opthalmic
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Digestive, Alterative, Antioxidant, Cholagogue
Strawberries has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Relaxes-eyes, Alterative, Digestive, Sialogogue, Anti-inflammatory, Livotonic, Skin-tonic
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Livotonic, Alterative, General-laxative, Opthalmic, Blood-tonic, High-fiber-laxative, Tonic
Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera Juice has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Detoxicant, Skin-tonic, Antilithic, General-laxative, Alterative, Cholagogue, Refreshes-skin
Compare Lemon, Carrot & Ginger Juice Zinger with these Herb Supplements
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Anti-inflammatory, Relaxes-eyes, Antioxidant, Sialogogue, Blood-tonic, Skin-tonic, Carminative, Tonic, Detoxicant, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative, Opthalmic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Vasodilator, Antilithic, Antioxidant, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Digestive, Lung-tonic
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)
Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Carminative, Cholagogue, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Livotonic, Skin-tonic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Digestive
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam
Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common
Digestive, General-laxative, Tonic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Carminative, Detoxicant
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Opthalmic, Sialogogue, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Detoxicant, Digestive, General-laxative
Goldenseal has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Decongestant, Detoxicant, Digestive, General-laxative, Opthalmic
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Opthalmic, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Calms-heart, Cholagogue, Livotonic
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Carminative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory
Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Digestive, General-laxative, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Digestive, Galactagogue, Livotonic, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Detoxicant
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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics
His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Ayurveda doesn't look at food from a nutritional (quantitative) perspective. Instead, it focuses on personal experience (qualitative) as the means to build a relationship with food. The nutritional model and Ayurveda are both valid methods. The Ayurvedic method allows the person to participate in the discovery of food independent of labs, testing, etc.
This combination also pairs well with beet and kale added!
- Jess, Allen park, MI 08-07-14