Ginger is one of the healthiest plants of the planet. It has been for different diseases and is often used to make a tea. Gingerol – the active compound in this root has a very recognizable taste with pungent, earthy, zesty and warm flavor.
More than 12 types of antioxidants are consisted in this plant – making it perfect for the treatment of various issues.
Due to the presence of aphrodisiac properties, ginger is also used for medicinal properties.
It is rich in panthotenic acid, silicon, manganese, folate, inositol, vitamin C, choline, phosphorus, iron, protein, calcium, essential oils and vitamin B3.
- A small lemon
- A litre water
- 80 g icing sugar
- 200 g fresh ginger
- Chop the ginger and then peel it into chunks
- Slice of the peel of the lemon 0 the white pith should be removed
- Place the lemon and ginger in food processor and mix well
- Make a mixture between the water, ginger and lemon in a large bowl.
- Cover it, let it stay for a few hours or let it overnight
- Use a fine mesh sieve to strain and then extract all the juice by using the back of a spoon.
- Put the icing sugar and then mix until it dissolves
- Transfer in a bottle and then store it in the refrigerator.
Beneficial Effects of Ginger Juice
1.Reduce Menstrual Pain
The latest study has proved that the consumption of 1 g of ginger powder per day for the first 3 days of menstrual period, significantly reduce the pain. It is effective as mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.
2.Lowers Blood Pressure
It acts as a blood thinner and reduces blood pressure. Consume a ginger juice with a few drops of honey
3.Protect Against Alzheimer
Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress accelerate the aging process. It is believed to be the keys of Alzheimer’s diseases and age-related cognitive decline.
The latest research which included 60 middle aged women has shown that ginger helps in reaction time and improving working memory.
This juice reduces the risk of cancer and also improves the result if you already have it. Many studies have proved that ginger inhibits growth of stomach, ovarian and colon cancer (lab tests).
Even when applied externally, ginger juice acts as strong pain killer. Apply some ginger juice to your forehead if you have headaches. You can also apply it to the external area, cheek or jaw area for toothache.
6.Lower Cholesterol Levels
Bad cholesterol or high levels of LDL are related to increased risk of heart issues. The type of food you consume has strong impact on your LDL levels.
A study has proved that 3 g of ginger power have significant reductions in LDL.
The presence of proteolytic and zingibain enzyme in ginger break down proteins and thus improving your digestion. It also increases the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach and neutralizes stomach acid.
By expanding the blood vessels, ginger improves blood flow. You can freely replace the aspirin with ginger because it prevents blood platelets in sticking together, the same way that this drug does
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in ginger relieve different inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis. It is also excellent against morning stiffness and swelling.
Source: 1m Health Tips
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