Call it magic. No, we’re not reciting lyrics from a Coldplay song. We’re talking about elixirs.
What’s an elixir?
- A potion or mixture, supposedly having magical properties. (“This elixir will grant me eternal life if I can only find how to brew it.” )
- In video games: a potion that, when used, completely restores health and mana. (“Wow, my character is about to die; I had better drink this elixir.”) Source: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Elixer
- Pharmacology, a sweetened, aromatic solution of alcohol and water containing, or used as a vehicle for, medicinal substances.
- Also called elixir of life, an alchemic preparation formerly believed to be capable of prolonging life.
- An alchemic preparation formerly believed to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold.
- The quintessence or absolute embodiment of anything. A panacea; cure-all; sovereign remedy. Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/elixir
Ok, so we’re not saying that magic potions exist, but we would like to suggest that you have more power in regards to your health than you may realize. You can begin taking control by incorporating foods with healing properties into your diet.
At Fruits & Roots, we have created some very special elixirs. Here are the elixirs on our menu, including the ingredients and just some of the benefits:
Mellow Yellow (Turmeric & Grapefruit)
Turmeric: Health benefits of turmeric have become widely acknowledged over recent years. Turmeric has Anti-inflammatory properties can help with pain relief and may possibly help in reducing the risk of cancer. Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/306981.php
Grapefruit: This healthy fruit is a great source of vitamin C and E, which both help to reduce cell damage and improve blood circulation, which can prevent cellulite. Grapefruit juice is one of the best fat-burning foods and a cellulite remover. It helps metabolize sugar in the blood and reduces fluid retention. Source: http://www.stepin2mygreenworld.com/healthyliving/grapefruit-orange-and-turmeric-cellulite-burning-drink/
Rejuvenate (Spirulina Ice, Coconut Water & Mint)
Spirulina: An organism that grows in both fresh and salt water, spirulina is good type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae. Spirulina is extremely high in many nutrients, is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-spirulina#section1
Coconut water: A delicious source of hydration, coconut water is highly beneficial after prolonged exercise and has many other benefits. Read about them here: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/8-coconut-water-benefits#section6
Mint: And we can’t forget the mint! Mint may protect against harmful bacteria; it has immune-boosting benefits and is also an anti-inflammatory. Source: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a47308/health-benefits-mint/
Hydrate (Wheatgrass & Coconut Water)
In this powerful elixir, we have added the nutritional kick of wheatgrass to the hydration properties of coconut water (see above). What a potent combo this is!
Wheatgrass: Extremely high in nutrients and anti-oxidants, wheatgrass can help fight cancer, alleviate inflammation and help promote weight loss. Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wheatgrass-benefits#section5
And our most popular…
Immunity Booster (Ginger, Orange, Lemon & Lime)
Feel a cold coming on or just want to try and prevent future colds? Try our Immunity Booster.
Ginger: Ginger contains gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties. It has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name just a few benefits. Source: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-ginger#section1
Orange: An orange has over 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids. Many of these have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects.6Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272782.php
Lemon: Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C, a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Vitamin C may also help prevent or limit the duration of the common cold. Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/benefits-of-lemon-water#vitamin-c
Lime: Finally, the Immunity Booster has healthy dose of lime juice. The vitamin C combined with the antioxidants contained in limes provides support to the body’s immune system. When drunk regularly, lime water might help prevent and shorten the lifespan of colds and cases of flu. Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/lime-water-benefits
So, are elixirs magic? Based on the many positive health benefits, in a way, they are.
We invite you to find out for yourself!
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