Ever tasted a Ginger juice? Yes, just like the orange, mango, paw paw juices, etc., we also have GINGER JUICE.
Ginger is not just a spice that has been used for thousands of year for culinary purposes, its medicinal benefits has also been extensively researched.
It used to be commonly known among the Asians and Indians, but it has become very popular in Africa in recent times. In Africa, with focus on Nigeria, ginger is found in almost every home either as a spice for cooking or an herb.
A study published in Cancer Prevention Research journal reported that ginger supplements reduced the risk of colorectal cancer developing in the bowel of 20 volunteers.
Some of the health benefits of ginger include:
Boosting Metabolism, Fights bacteria naturally, alleviates vomiting and nausea, relieves symptoms caused by arthritis and osteoarthritis, reduces pain and inflammation, lessens muscle soreness from exercise, reduces menstrual pain, lowers blood sugar level, may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Improves the brain’s cognitive function, cardiovascular health, etc.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER JUICE
Here is an easy way of making ginger juice from the stable of Aagee Nicole Ezomo. It’s as easy as ABC.
For our quick recipe, you’ll need fresh ginger, a grater with sharp teeth, a strainer with almost invisible holes, ice cube trays, bowl and warm water.
Step 1: Peel and grate your fresh ginger
Step 2: Soak the grated ginger in warm water for 15mins
Step 3: Strain out the juice, put in a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze in ice cubes trays and add them to your tea (fruit/green), fruit /green smoothies, ogi/akamu (pap), homemade salad dressing, etc.
You can do same to lemon by juicing and freezing in cubes for tea/smoothie.
You do not have to add any sweetener to it, ginger already has a great minty taste.
Enjoy your Ginger Juice!