Ginger juice is perfect drink for fat burning and has valuable healing properties. It is worth to get known this spice. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a root plant that originates from India. It looks like a palm with irregular fingers. People use it for medicinal purposes for more than 5,000 years. Today it is cultivated not only in Asia, but also in America.
Through the contents of this article we will deal with all the important properties of ginger but most attention will be paid to the juice of ginger, or the way it prepares and the reasons why it is good to use.
How to prepare ginger juice?
To make ginger juice, you need:
- 10 tablespoons ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 5 flat teaspoons sugar (optional)
- grated peel of one fresh lemon
- 800 ml water
Preparation: Finely chopped ginger mix with the grated lemon peel and pour over with 800 ml of water. Then put the mixture on the heat to boil. After boiling let it cook for 10 minutes and during that time occasionally mix the contents. After 10 minutes, move the mixture from the heat and add sugar to it. Stir all this and return to the heat and cook for 15 minutes. Note: If you are on a diet that does not allow the sugar, you can prepare without it or with very little sugar for better taste.
After cooking, filter the syrup; allow cooling completely, then pouring into appropriate sterilized bottle and sealing tightly. Keep it in a cool, dark place.
When you want to drink or serve the juice, you should only dilute a teaspoon of syrup in a glass of cold water or a glass of mineral water and enjoy.
Benefits from ginger juice
Ginger juice is good for drinking because of its moderate analgesic effect. Therefore mitigates the intensity of the pain or eliminates the pain in bones and joints completely. It helps in the elimination of symptoms of rheumatism, stiffness, arthritis and other symptoms of diseases of the musculo-skeletal system.
Juice has a moderate sedative effect. Therefore soothes and relieves nervous tension, symptoms of neurosis; eliminates anxiety and other forms of emotional irritability; finally regulates sleep patterns.
It promotes and accelerates the removal of excess fluid from the body. Therefore has positive effect on the urinary tract and kidney function. Reduces symptoms of asthma attacks; affects tissue regeneration; breaks down excess fats in the body (helps in losing excess weight) accelerates the circulation.
What nutrients does ginger contain?
It is worthy to mention that ginger contains the same ingredients that contains fresh ginger. Therefore, nutritional value per 100 g of ginger:
Energy value (kcal) 79
Fat 0.8 g
- Saturated fatty acids 0.2 g
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.2 g
- Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Potassium 415 mg
Carbohydrates 18 g
Proteins 1.8 g
Calcium 16 mg
Magnesium 43 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Vitamin C 5 mg
And Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Caution!!! These groups of people should avoid ginger
Because of strong natural stimulants, ginger can cause premature contractions, which can lead to pre-term birth; therefore pregnant women should be very careful with using it, especially in the last weeks of pregnancy.
Ginger is a great thing for people who want to lose weight, because it kills the appetite and helps in removing fat. However, those who are trying to gain weight should avoid it, like all supplements based on this root.
Ginger increases blood flow and stimulates blood circulation, which is generally very good, but not for people with blood disorders such as hemophilia. Therefore, in such a case, this miraculous plant can make things worse. People who take medication for these disorders should know that ginger may nullify their effect.
If you are taking medication for blood pressure or diabetes, you belong to a specific risk group when it comes to Ginger, because this plant affects the way medicines work in your body. It is particularly risky to combine ginger with anticoagulants, beta-blockers and medicine on the basis of insulin.
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