How To Make Ginger Juice + 5 Incredible Benefits
Did you know that ginger juice is one of the healthiest drinks you can put into your body?
Fresh ginger is a powerful superfood that’s been used for thousands of years for its medicinal benefits, like relieving pain, improving your digestion and lowering your blood pressure. It can be enjoyed as a ginger juice shot in the morning, but it is also a popular ingredient in green juices, smoothies, marinades, sauces, soups and baked goods.
Ginger is relatively inexpensive and can be find in any grocery store, health food store and market year-around. Once you have some ginger on your hands, you can make ginger juice at home all by yourself. It is a simple, easy and quick process.
How To Make Ginger Juice + 5 Incredible Benefits
Making ginger juice is easy.
All you need is:
- Some fresh ginger (duh!)
- A peeler, grater, or a ceramic grater plate
- A cheesecloth, a thin strainer or simply your hands
First, wash and peel your ginger. Start grating knob by knob. Simply using your hands, squeeze the ginger juice out of the grated pieces, leaving the fiber out. You can use the help of a strainer or better yet, wrap the grated ginger in a cheesecloth and squeeze out the juice.
If you have a good quality juicer and you are juicing a lot of ginger, you can also run the knobs through your juicer.
But what if you are using frozen ginger?
No problem. You can grate frozen ginger without defrosting or use a garlic press for it. Once the grated ginger is defrosted, you can squeeze the juice out.
What do you do with ginger juice?
You can simply drink it as a shot! If you make a lot of ginger juice ahead of time, you can put it into ice cube trays and freeze it for later. Frozen ginger juice cubes are a miracle when you are sick and have a sore throat. You can add ginger juice to green juices, smoothies, soups, marinades, dips, sauces and any other recipes that require it.
What if you don’t have the tools?
If you don’t have a grater or cheesecloth on hand or simply don’t want to get messy and spend the time in the kitchen, you can simply use Organifi GOLD, our delicious superfood drink that includes ginger along with other superfoods. It only takes 10 seconds to make with no effort, mess or clean-up.
5 Ginger Juice Benefits
Ginger juice is filled with miraculous remedying benefits, including improving your digestion, serving as a natural antibiotic for colds and illness, relieving pain, lowering your blood pressure, balancing your cholesterol, preventing blood clots and keeping cancer away.
#1. Improves Digestion
With the help of some volatile oils, ginger juice can awaken your taste buds and get your digestive juices flowing. By purifying your mouth and stimulating saliva production, it can aid the digestion process. In case of tummy troubles, ginger is your best friend, relieving digestive issues, nausea and vomiting, even the issues related to pregnancy, surgery, or motion-sickness. According to research, ginger can help with gastric emptying, to decrease appetite in overweight people, prevent infant diarrhea and lower inflammation in the colon.
#2. Natural Antibiotic For Cold And Illness
Ginger juice is one of the best remedies for cold and illness, thanks to its antibacterial properties. It can help eliminate mucous and improve congestion. Drinking plain ginger juice or drinking a mix of warm ginger juice with honey 2-3 times a day can be the best help for a cold or a sore throat. Ginger can also prevent illness by improving your immune system, so don’t forget about ginger juice even when you’re not sick.
#3. Pain Reliever
Fresh ginger juice is one of nature’s best pain reliever as it can lower inflammation in your body. It can help migraines, headaches, toothaches and other pains. Mixing a tablespoon of ginger juice with olive oil can turn into a fantastic massage oil for aching backs and squishing some ginger juice or putting a small slice of ginger between your teeth and cheek can relieve a toothache and infection. According to research, ginger can also improve inflammation and pain due to osteoarthritis, muscle pain due to exercise, inflammation due to being overweight and pain due to colorectal cancer.
#4. Helps Prevent Blood Clots, Lower Blood Pressure And Cholesterol
Ginger has the wonderful power of helping reduce high blood pressure. It can also prevent blood clots being formed in your arteries and blood vessels. It can also lower your overall blood cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease as a result. Just one tablespoon of ginger juice a day can make a huge difference in your heart health.
#5. Helps Prevent Cancer
Thanks to its miraculous inflammation reducing properties, ginger has the power to prevent cancer. Study after study has found in recent years that ginger may lower the risk of cancer and may work against cancer growth. In particular, ginger can lower inflammation in the colon and has the power to potentially reduce the risk of colon cancer. It can reduce inflammation in colorectal cancer patients, helping recovery.
Ginger Juice Recipes
Do you want to experience the benefits of ginger juice? Try these recipes!
Ginger Shot with Lemon
- 1 large knob of ginger
- 1/2 lemon
Instructions: Grate your ginger then using a cheesecloth, strain the juice, leaving the fiber behind. Mix it with the juice of half a lemon, or just run it all through your juicer. Enjoy.
- 2 cups of pineapple
- 1 knob of ginger
- Optional: 1/2 lemon
Instructions: Juice all ingredients. Drink up.
Ginger-Turmeric Apple Juice
- 1 knob of ginger
- 1 knob of turmeric
- 1 apple
- 1 bunch of parsley
Instructions: Juice everything in your juicer. Enjoy. If you don’t have fresh turmeric, you can mix in powdered turmeric or the content of an Organifi Daily Turmeric supplement to your juice at the end.
Other recipes to try:
Spicy Ginger-Pineapple Green Juice
You can add ginger to pretty much any green juice recipe for extra benefits and flavor. Use this guide to make green juice like a boss:
How to Make Green Juice Like a Boss
Ginger juice can bring your life some powerful medicinal benefits that can turn your life around. It can reduce pain and inflammation, improve your cholesterol, blood pressure and heart health, prevent and improve colds, flus and illness, improve your digestion and prevent cancer. Just one or two tablespoons of ginger juice a day can transform your life.
What are you waiting for? Ginger juice is easy and affordable to make it at home. Drink it as is or add it to green juices, smoothies, marinades, sauces, dips and other recipes. If you don’t have the tools or the time to prepare it, try Organifi Gold instead with a healthy dose of ginger and other powerful superfoods to improve your immunity, digestion and overall health.
Add ginger to your life today and share your results with us. Remember, we’re in this together. We are here to support you and love hearing your success stories.
If you want a simple way to boost your immune system this cold & flu season, try Organifi Gold. This effectively dosed superfood mixture is designed to be sipped warm to relax the body and improve overall immunity with ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, coconut milk, Reishi mushrooms and more. Don’t fall prey to illness this winter – fortify your immune system with Organifi Gold!
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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