Given the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs, especially when they are used for a prolonged period to fight chronic inflammation, for a huge number of people natural anti-inflammatory remedies are the best alternatives to the drugs. A number of culinary ingredients we use frequently are excellent sources of powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. They work in the same way as the anti-inflammatory medications without causing any adverse reaction. Two excellent kitchen ingredients for fighting inflammation are beet and ginger. Beet and ginger juice is a proven remedy for chronic inflammatory conditions.
How Beet And Ginger Juice Fights Inflammation
Beet contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds called betalains. The anti-inflammatory compounds in beetroot help in suppressing activities of the pro-inflammatory mediators nuclear factor kappa B and COX-2, thereby providing relief from chronic inflammation. Beetroot juice is especially effective in fighting osteoarthritis, liver inflammation and chronic inflammation that increases risks of cancer.
The anti-inflammatory activity of ginger is primarily attributed to compounds called gingerols. According to studies, gingerols are especially effective in reducing inflammation related to arthritis. They work by blocking the pro-inflammatory chemicals secreted by the cells of the synovial lining and the cartilages of the joint.
How To Make Anti-Inflammatory Beet And Ginger Juice
Ingredients You Will Need
For the basic anti-inflammatory juice recipe you will need, one medium sized beetroot and 1-inch ginger root. To prepare a juice blend with more powerful anti-inflammatory effect and additional healing properties, you can additional ingredients to your basic beet and ginger juice recipe.
You may add a medium sized apple, an orange, a carrot, kale leaves, celery, parsley and turmeric to the recipe. They help in enriching your anti-inflammatory juice with vitamins A, C and a number of B vitamins and antioxidants.
How To Make
Wash the vegetables, fruits and herbs. Peel the fruits and remove the seeds. Cut large chunks and put them in a juicer. Extract and blend all the juices.
How To Take
Drink the juice immediately to prevent degradation of the nutrients that occurs when the juice is exposed to air for a long time. For best result, drink a glass of fresh beetroot and ginger juice on empty stomach in the morning and again in the evening.