Raw juice made from fruits and vegetables has become a popular addition to daily diets. They are everywhere, you can find them bottled at any well-stocked grocery store. Usually, these blends will feature blends of leafy greens, citrus fruits, and other healthy options. However, you’ll also notice some of these blends feature unique ingredients such as ginger juice.
Ginger is a part of a family of plants that are typically used as spices. Many people are familiar with the strong and unique flavor of ginger. It has been commercialized and you can find it in stores raw, ground up into a spice, and even as a flavor of tea. Most recently, it has cropped up as an ingredient in raw juice blends. So, what are the benefits of raw ginger juice?
Why Should You Drink Ginger Juice?
Ginger is known for its flavor-enhancing capabilities, but it has plenty of other significant uses. Since ancient times societies have used ginger for its health benefits. Ginger has been shown to improve symptoms such as nausea and stomach discomfort.
Digestive problems, stomach discomfort, and nausea induced by pregnancy or chemotherapy are effectively treated with ginger. If you suffer from any of these ailments then you should consider the benefits of ginger juice and add it to your daily diet. It should be consumed raw or juiced in order to preserve all of its nutritional value.
Gingerol is a substance that is only found in ginger, it is the source of the health benefits of ginger, including its ability to prevent and improve inflammation. Raw ginger juice is in the stages of being tested to explore the extent of its health benefits.
Studies have shown that both gingerol and nongingerol compounds help are effective in preventing both inflammation and destruction of joints. More research is being conducted, but the results of the first study are promising.
Try This Ginger Juice Recipe
This recipe is not only healthy, as it contains both leafy green and lemon juice, but it is also quite tasty as well. It’s made of common ingredients and super easy to prepare! Check it out:
Green Ginger Juice Recipe
- 6 kale leaves, stemmed
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1/2 cucumber
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 apples
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
Wash the kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apples and ginger well, then cut them up as needed to fit through the chute of your juicer. Juice the ingredients (except the lemon juice) in the order listed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stir in the lemon juice and serve immediately. Serves 1.
There are many benefits of ginger juice. Ginger has been used for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and as a bold spice. If you are looking to add ginger juice to your diet, try creating your own recipe with leafy greens and/or fruit. There are numerous different recipes that you can try, including the one above. Reap the health benefits of raw ginger juice, today!