Is Selena Gomez’s song Good For You about ginger? It just might be. In The Late Late Show’s latest installment of Carpool Karaoke—as covered by Vogue—the pop star revealed her morning health obsession: eating (or drinking) ginger.
“I like ginger shots,” she tells host James Corden. “I actually like to eat a piece of ginger every morning. It’s so good.”
The star then goes on to demonstrate her shot-taking prowess—then hands Corden a mini bottle containing a ginger shot, demanding it go “down the hatch” while assuring the hesitant comedian: “You’re not going to get sick.” Preach, Gomez. Quite the opposite, in fact—ginger is known for its strong medicinal properties, reputedly fighting inflammation and boosting your immunity.
After easily chugging her bottle, Gomez praises its powers. “It’s killing everything inside—all of the bad things.”
Want to start incorporating the power root into your morning routine as well?
Try this easy recipe from Reboot With Joe:
1/2-inch piece of ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Wash the ginger and lemon. Peel the lemon. Put the ginger and lemon in your juicer. Pour a shot, sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top and voila.
You can also opt for a Ginger Fireball from Juice Press, the Defender shot from Juice Generation, or try your local health food store for a fresh ginger juice. Just make sure you look as cool as Selena does when you down it.
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