Here’s how you can emulate at least one of Food TikToker Emily Mariko’s healthy habits—taking one ginger turmeric shot every morning
Content creator and lifestyle influencer Emily Mariko took TikTok by storm in recent years with her salmon rice bowls. While she hasn’t been making that iconic dish in months, Emily continues to share recipes that audiences everywhere are eager to replicate. One such recipe is a simple ginger turmeric shot.
While not much to look at, these ginger turmeric shots are packed with nutrients and health benefits that are largely due to the ginger component. This superfood has been observed by experts to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, reduce symptoms of nausea, lower pain, improve indigestion, and more. Meanwhile, research suggests that turmeric can manage arthritic pain and improve chemotherapy-induced intestinal dysfunction due to its active ingredient of curcumin.
That is all to say that this mix is worth looking into. Though it’s important to note that there are risks when it comes to ginger in particular, as taking more than a safe four grams a day can potentially lead to allergic reactions, gastrointestinal discomfort, and other ill effects. That is why it’s suggested that you take ginger turmeric shots only once every morning.
So what’s actually in a ginger turmeric shot? Emily makes them using ginger, turmeric, oranges, and lemons, blended with water and black pepper. After all the peeling, slicing, and blending is done, she strains the mix and pours them into little jars as preparation for the next few mornings. Taking one of these in the morning before you eat breakfast will be like the coffee kick you need to wake up, but without the caffeine if that’s not your thing.
And that’s all there is to it! Just remember to store your ginger turmeric shots in sealed containers like Emily’s jars inside a cold refrigerator. These shots should be safe for consumption for up to five days only, but they can be frozen to prolong them over several months.
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