Ginger Juice

Ginger juice is endowed with important properties that enhance healing. Extracting its juice is a sure way to reap all its benefits. Simply use a porcelain ginger grater if you want the pure ginger or a blender if mixing with fruits and vegetables. What are the benefits of ginger juice? How to make the perfect recipe?

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Benefits of Ginger Juice

1. Boost immunity

Dermcidin, an antibiotic peptide secreted by sweat glands provides protection from bacteria, fungus and other infections like Candida, coli aureus. The ginger juice compliments this sweat agent by stimulating healthy sweating. The liquid extract warms the body and improves the detoxification process. It is also an immune booster with anti germ properties. Therefore, it is an effective solution for colds and coughs. To prepare, mix a teaspoon of the ginger juice in half cup of warm water and drink on an empty stomach. Mixed with honey, it will soothe a sore throat for a better feeling.

2. Fight against cancer and protect the liver

It has been proven that ginger has properties that can prevent terminal illnesses. According to a 2010 Chembiochem study by the University of Tokyo (Biochem technology), ginger helps prevent cancer and liver illnesses.

3. Relieve nausea (both chemotherapy and pregnancy)

Sick people and pregnant mothers experience a lot of nausea. A 2010 study by the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, notes that ginger is essential for relieving nausea in chemotherapy patients. The study titled Pediatric Blood & Cancer found that ginger is and effective remedy for chemotherapy side effects like nausea and vomiting.

4. Lower cholesterol level

Research by Cairo University’s Pharmacology department recommends ginger for lowering cholesterol. The 2010 study on animals observed that ginger reduced cholesterol levels by a great deal. This is subject to further research regarding its reaction in human bodies.

5. Relieve migraine

A 2005 study conducted at Cinvest, Inc Headache Care Center, Springfield Missouri found ginger helpful in migraine treatments. The study recorded in The Medical Science Monitor noted that ginger worked well with a Gelstat Migraine treatment for migraines and headaches to reduce the severity and duration of the pains.

6. Fight inflammation

Ginger is an anti-inflammatory herb. This has been proven by a September 2010 study in Fitoterapia journal. The study noted that ginger is essential in the treatment of inflammations.

Warnings:

  • Ginger is not recommended for children below 2 years.
  • Those between 6 to 10 years can take 2 mg of the juice per day.
  • Adults should not take more than 4g per day.
  • Expectant mothers need only 1 g a day.

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More Healthy Ginger Recipes

1. Apple, lemon and ginger juice

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This is a delicious blend filled with the goodness of green vegetables and a refreshing taste. It is packed with health benefits to keep you cleansed.

Benefits:

You can enjoy it in portions daily as a cleansing routine. Enriched with vitamins A, B, and C, it is a detoxification agent that cleans your liver and removes mucous from the body. Lemon peel, seeds, pitch and juice combined with the apple fruit will fight cancer by providing an immense amount of vitamin C. It also lowers cholesterol and treats the liver, bile, and aids in digestion. Ginger is a solution for morning sickness, vertigo, stomach upset, colds and it stimulates blood circulation. On the other hand, apples aid in bowel function and lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke. It also provides a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis, indigestion and flatulence.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 organic apples
  • ½ of an organic lemon
  • Piece of fresh ginger

Instructions:

  • Blend the whole lemon with seeds, peel and juice
  • Add ginger and apples and mix well. Big apples can be cut into smaller portions to fit inside a blender.
  • Serve ½ a cup and drink chilled

2. Malian ginger juice

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This spicy West African refreshing drink is a natural treat that can be diluted with water. It is ideal any time and can be served with meals as refreshment.

Benefits:

This ginger drink compliments the fried foods from fast food with a naturally refreshing drink to dilute the fat.

Ingredients: (for 16 servings)

  • 1/3 pound fresh ginger root chopped into halfs
  • 1/2 cups of water
  • 4 large juiced
  • 7 cups water (optional)
  • A cup of white sugar
  • 16 leaves of fresh mint-crushed

Instructions:

  • Mix the ginger, water to a thick paste
  • Strain and squeeze all the ginger juice into a 2-quart pitcher
  • Mix the ginger juice, sugar and lemon juice and 7 cups of water to form a mixed drink
  • Serve and garnish with crushed mint

3. Pineapple, carrot and ginger juice

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Water is life and natural juices have immense health benefits. If you find it hard to keep a routine water drinking habit, try this blend.

Benefits:

This is a great juicy mixture filled with natural waters. It is the best alternative to carbonated drinks full of artificial additives. You can adjust the ingredients to suit your preference. For more sweetness, add carrots. To get a tingly taste, use more pineapples.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large pineapple
  • 50 grams of peeled ginger (add more if preferred)
  • 1 medium carrot-chopped
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  • Peel the pineapples and slice into manageable pieces
  • Insert the pineapple chunks and peeled carrots into a blender
  • Blend into a thick pasty juice
  • Grate ginger and add its juice to the carrot mix
  • Add ice cubes or refrigerate and serve chilled for the best taste
 
 
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