Juicing to Fight the Cold

We know all too well how the cold weather brings on extra sneezing, sniffing, fatigue,  and unwanted sickness. While we can feel pretty helpless – you CAN take back your health and reduce your number of sick days, especially with the help of Main Squeeze Juice Co products!

One of the issues with being sick is, typically, we lose our appetite – which is why a juice is the perfect solution! Not only will a juice hydrate you, giving you natural energy, it will rush your body with nutrients since we absorb the juice so quickly. Can you imagine consuming 3-5 pounds of produce on a sick day? I can’t – but I could definitely have a 16 oz cold-pressed juice made with 3-5 pounds of produce!

The ingredients in Main Squeeze Juice Co’s AWAKEN juice are specifically designed to help your immune system with it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties from Apple, Lemon, Ginger and Cinnamon. We’ve all heard the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples contain phytonutrients that defend your body against toxic invaders, like bacteria or pollution. Not to mention it’s high content of antioxidant power-house Vitamin C which helps your immune system fight off infections.

The acidity of lemon juice makes it a natural anti-microbial, ideal for warding off bacteria-related illness, such as a sore throat. The phytonutrient hesperitin, found primarily in citrus fruits, is thought to  increase blood flow, having positive benefits on respiratory health and reducing fevers through increased perspiration.

The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol – the main bioactive compound in ginger. Gingerol can help lower the risk of getting infections in the first place. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria making it naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and appears to be highly effective in reducing nausea and chronic digestive issues.

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice that has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Similar to ginger, the distinct smell and flavor of cinnamon is due to the oily part, which is very high in a compound called cinnamaldehyde. It is this compound that is responsible for most of cinnamon’s powerful effects on health and metabolism. Cinnamon oil (cinnamaldehyde) has been shown to effectively treat respiratory tract infections caused by fungi. It can also inhibit the growth of certain bacteria, including Listeria and Salmonella. In fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative.

So there you have it – the juice is truly worth the squeeze!  Look better, feel better, and #TakeBackYourHealth with Main Squeeze Juice Co.!

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