If you are struggling with congestion, runny nose, sore throat or a persistent cough then maybe you need to try one of our Juice Shots. These shots are made with pure vegetable, root or fruit juices and are designed to give you a hit of vitamins and nutrients to boost your natural immune system. This is particularly good if you are fed up with taking over the counter medications that can make you feel just as bad as the cold symptoms!
Our most popular juice shots are the Flu Shot (see more detail below) and Wheatgrass Shot.
Available as either a single or double, a Wheatgrass Shot is a fantastic way to get the benefits of fresh vegetables without the hassle of preparing and cooking. Each Wheatgrass Shot contains the equivalent nutrients of 1kg of green vegetables!
The taste doesn’t suit everyone so follow with a slice of fresh orange.
Horseradish is packed full of beneficial nutrients including essential minerals and phytochemicals which are responsible for the root’s well-known, pungent aroma. This odour is actually part of what makes horseradish so good for you. It can help to clear up any excess mucus in the respiratory system and sinuses. Inhaling fresh horseradish can really help to clear the respiratory system helping you to breathe more comfortably. This is one of the main benefits of our horseradish shot.
Some of the compounds found in horseradish are excellent natural antioxidants which can help stimulate improve the body’s white blood cell supply and protect us from illness. Horseradish also contains a high level of Vitamin C which is also known to boost the body’s immune function. Antioxidants also help protect the body’s cells from free radical damage and protect against disease while they also have a significant anti-ageing effect. Read more here.
Just ginger root and apple this is a great way to get all the benefits of this amazing ingredient. Ginger has been used in South and Southeast Asian medicine for over 5,000 years to treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Originally a flowering plant, the underground stem or rhizome is used extensively as a spice or condiment to flavor broths, stews, curries, stir-fries and even tea. As far its medical properties are concerned, the fibrous rhizome is rich in vitamin C, iron, calcium, phosphorus and riboflavin. It has multiple health benefits and should be an essential part of your regular diet.
In fact, a 2013 review published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine attests to the anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of ginger that make it an effective herbal remedy for a wide range of medical conditions including the common cold and flu.
Ginger contains a high quantity of antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in the body, thereby boosting your immune system against the common cold or flu.
Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be used very effectively to get rid of a sore throat.
Ginger contains active ingredients, such as gingerol and shagelol, with strong antimicrobial properties that help your body fight cold-causing viruses.
Ginger has been used as an anti-nausea agent for centuries, due to its calming effect that helps break down trapped intestinal gas and aids its release from the body, thereby relieving gas and bloating.
Ginger has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve cardiovascular health, as it stimulates the heart muscles along with improving blood circulation.
Ginger is believed to be beneficial for people who have diabetes, as it helps lower blood glucose levels naturally.
Our combination of fresh ginger, turmeric, lemon and apple is the perfect way to keep colds at bay at any time of the year. It is particularly important during Autumn & Winter when we are more likely to pick up viruses and upper respiratory infections.
The common cold and flu are two of the most widespread viral infections that affect people all over the world. While they sound similar, there are important differences between the two.
The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by rhinoviruses and corona viruses.
The flu is caused by A, B and C influenza viruses and occurs as a seasonal epidemic worldwide, especially during the winter months.
Both conditions are highly infectious and common symptoms include a cough, nasal congestion and a sore throat. However, in the case of influenza, the virus infects the entire body and also results in a fever, while the common cold infection is limited to the upper respiratory tract.
Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory, an anti-oxidant and antiseptic. Its active compound, curcumin, is responsible for inhibiting cancer tumor growth, treating arthritis and joint issues, decreasing liver cholesterol, clearing respiratory infections, easing coughs, and improving overall immunity.
A Barannes Flu Shot is an incredibly simple and effective remedy, with fresh ginger and turmeric, for cold and flu helping to get rid of their associated symptoms naturally.
Top Tip: For a more earthy flavour, swap one of the pieces of apple with beetroot. It gives the Flu Shot a totally different taste, but with all the same benefits.
We have a range of turmeric and ginger based juices available in both our shops, or you can simply ask for a chunk of fresh ginger or turmeric to be added to your favourite juice.
Our monthly specials can always be found (and ordered!) on our website by clicking on the Menu option.
Last, but by no means least, we have our Winter Warmers being served. These contain the same great tasting fresh ingredients as our juices, but we heat them them up to give you a fantastic healthy hot drink. Great at any time of the day!
Important Note: Although we call this juice shot a ‘flu shot’ it is not designed to cure or prevent the influenza virus. If you have any concerns about whether you should have the annual influenza vaccination you should consult a qualified medical practitioner.
This blog is provided for informational purposes only and not intended to replace advice from your GP or healthcare professional. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. This extends to any communications with our representatives, either face to face in our retail outlets, or by electronic means.