Most of us know the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of ginger. It not only adds that distinct flavour to your cooking but saves you from suffering in agony of common cold and cough, indigestion, nausea during pregnancy (and also otherwise), sore throat and the list is long. However, if you don’t like to chew or suck the raw pungent herb, you can have a glass of ginger juice instead and reap its varied benefits. Here is what a glass of ginger juice can for you. Don't miss the last slide to know how to make ginger juice.
Helps control diabetes: Ginger has anti-diabetic properties and there are studies that have shown that it helps lower blood glucose level in diabetics and even people who are non-diabetic. A glass of ginger juice can help you control even your fasting glucose level
Delays mental ageing: Because of the phenols and flavonoids compounds present in ginger, it also exhibits neuroprotector properties. Ginger juice especially helps increase the protein levels in the brain along with many other components that keep the brain healthy. Remember a dip in protein levels, especially in old age leads to conditions like Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders
Fights cancer: Whole ginger has several bioactive phenolics and non-volatile pungent compounds such as gingerols, paradols, shogaols and gingerones. According to a study, ginger extracts also showed anti-cancer properties that helps in management of prostate cancer
Protects from GI cancer: Ginger is one of the most widely used natural products consumed as a spice and medicine for treating nausea, dysentery, heartburn, flatulence, diarrhea, loss of appetite, infections, cough, and bronchitis. Experimental studies showed that ginger and its active components including 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol exert anticancer activities against gastrointestinal cancer
Lowers cholesterol: Since it helps keep a tab on glucose levels, ginger juice is also thought to have an effect on lowering cholesterol.
Relieves arthritic pain: Ginger extracts according to a study also showed to have pain relieving properties and is of huge help for people suffering from chronic knee pains