These two foods, carrot and ginger, have a rich variety of nutrients that promote health and a better taste compared to green juices made primarily with bitter vegetables.
Here are several benefits of fresh carrot juice and ginger that convince you to add this to your diet and enjoy it occasionally.
Ginger is a well-known antioxidant which increases gastrointestinal health. You’ve probably heard many times about the folk remedy of ginger tea if you have nausea or an upset stomach, but did you know that this food is also good for the heart?
Carrot and Ginger:
Like ginger, carrots are also known for their antioxidant and cleansing properties. It makes sense to also be able to contribute to cardiovascular health. Consumption of carrot juice was able to decrease lipid per oxidation, a marker of significant risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Fighting Cancer
The ginger root extract has been shown to have significant chemo preventive properties against colorectal cancer, especially among people with a higher risk of this cancer.
Carrots also have cancer-fighting properties with rich content in lycopene (also present in tomatoes and watermelons). New research has found other source, known as polyacetylenes, natural compounds which have beneficial effects in fighting inflammation and cancer.
- Radiant Skin
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that is both an antioxidant and a light stabilizer. This improves skin health by preventing damage caused by exposure to UV rays. Ginger also appears to have properties to improve skin health.
Apart from its antioxidant properties, it detoxifies the body and clears the skin, and it is reported that a substance in ginger is able to accelerate the healing of wounds.
- Improves Immunity
Ginger has been used to handle a variety of autoimmune disorders such as asthma and arthritis. Asthma, ginger is able to suppress the inflammatory response in the airways by reducing the number of goblet cells (cells found in the respiratory and intestinal tract, secreting the main component of mucus).
In arthritis, a component of ginger is able to mediate innate immunity and inhibit inflammatory pathway genes that cause arthritis.
Carrots may also modulate immune function in healthy adults when added to a diet low in carotenoids. They are able to enhance immune response, even during periods when the numbers of immune cells were reduced.
Ideas of Juice (SAPS)
A classic mix you can try is apple, carrot and ginger for a delicious mix which you feel that can nourish your system. You can also add beets and / or lemon juice to add even more nutrition and a twist.
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