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Nothing cranks up a drink's kick and health quotient like ginger juice.

With its lively flavour and over 100 beneficial compounds, ginger root is a delicious and healing addition to any diet. Ginger juice has a similar medicinal profile. It provides a concentrated dose of antioxidants, as well as neuroprotective, heart-healing, and anticancer properties.

Most health benefits of ginger juice are backed by strong scientific, traditional medicine as well as anecdotal evidence. Here are the top five reasons why you should try this juice:

Prevents Ulcers

Research shows that ginger could prevent the formation of ulcers or sores on the stomach lining that result from high levels of acid in the digestive system. It appears to work by lowering levels of inflammatory proteins and disabling enzymes that drive ulcer formation.

Eases Nausea

Ginger has long been a folk remedy for nausea and seasickness, and for a good reason. It’s effective in calming nausea due to vertigo, pregnancy, upset stomach, motion sickness, chemotherapy and other underlying conditions. 

Ginger and its juice’s ability to decrease the symptoms of nausea and prevent vomiting is increasingly well supported by research. All in all, it’s a powerful, all-natural alternative to anti-nausea medications.

May Combat Cancer

Ginger is rich in a compound called 6-gingerol, which may be the key to what appears to be its potent anticancer effects. 

Multiple studies show that gingerol is not only an anti-inflammatory but also an antitumor and may block the cell growth of ovarian, liver and breast cancers.

Fights Fungal Infections

Ginger is a fungus fighter, making it an excellent all-natural remedy for ailments like athlete’s foot and jock itch. It is one of the most effective species along with clove, cinnamon, thyme, basil, rosemary and other spices that treat fungal, bacterial and in fact, viral diseases too. 

Balances Blood Sugar

When blood sugar is balanced, your body’s energy levels remain stable, and you suffer less from headaches and thirst. Ginger appears to promote blood sugar levels in your body without significant peaks and valleys. This makes ginger, in both raw and cooked form, a great asset to people with diabetes and insulin sensitivity. 

Ginger juice has all medicinal properties that are associated with other ginger extracts (raw root, oil, powder, etc.). Thanks to its refreshing and punchy taste, you can create a variety of drinks with ginger– adding carrot, pineapple, apple, lemon, cucumber, greens, turmeric, and so on.

Let your “gastronomic and creative juices” flow. 

Add ginger juice to your next smoothie or detox drink and reap its rejuvenating benefits!

References

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