The dried spice made from ginger root has been used for thousands of years in Asian medicine to help treat nausea, diarrhea, colds, arthritis, menstrual cramps, migraines, high blood pressure and more. Modern advocates point to its stomach-soothing, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, and some say ginger may help prevent heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Ginger has a ton of benefits for the human body:
- Helps to strengthen immunity, due to the high level of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins;
- Promotes sweating and helps to warm the body during cold weather;
- Improves gastrointestinal function;
- Helps the body absorb nutrients;
- Improves blood circulation;
- Reduces inflammation;
- Relieves menstrual discomfort;
- Ginger is available in fresh or dried root, tablets, capsules, powder,tincture, and tea forms.
Customary daily dosages are:
Fresh Ginger Root: 1/3 of an ounce of fresh ginger root daily. This can be taken in tea form or used in baking or other herbal uses. Take five to six thin slices of fresh ginger and steep it with hot water for thirty minutes to make a fresh ginger tea.
Dried Ginger Root: 150 to 300 milligrams of the dried root can be taken three times daily in capsule or powder form.
While pears can’t boast of any impressive amount of any one nutrient, they do contain a wide array of both vitamins and minerals. In minerals, pears contain good amounts of copper, iron, potassium, manganese, and magnesium, along with b vitamins, riboflavin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). This translates to lowered incidences of painful colitis, arthritis, gallbladder disorders, and gout.
Pears contain 12 percent and 10 percent of the daily value, respectively, in vitamin C, good for fighting infection throughout the body, and vitamin K, for building and maintaining bone strength.
What pears don’t have is almost as important: They’re completely fat-free, but the fiber content eclipses all of this fruit’s other attributes with 22 percent of the daily recommended value. Added to this is that as a nutrient-dense food, eating a pear is a great option when you’re looking for a way to limit your fat and calorie intake – a good way to make you feel fuller longer, which helps you watch your weight.
Combining these two ingredients in a drink uses the best of them and makes for a delicious, healthy detox drink. Here is the simple recipe you need to prepare this drink:
- 3 peeled and cleaned pears
- 2 pieces of fresh ginger
- ½ cucumber
- few spinach leaves
- ½ peeled lemon
Put all the ingredients in a juicer and mix them well. If you want a clear juice, you can drain the mixture through a sieve or gauze. Drink it before meals.
This detox drink has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and detoxifying properties. Let’s see what these ingredients can do for your overall health:
This drink is an ideal combination of nutrient dense ingredients that will help you keep your body healthy and clean out the toxins that you build in your body. Make a cup and enjoy!