DIGESTIVE GINGER TONIC
This ginger digestive tonic is a cocktail of vitamins and studies show that its ingredients have a soothing and anti-inflammatory action that benefits and protects the intestinal tract.
Here is how the combination of these ingredients forms a real digestive elisir.
How To Prepare The Digestive Ginger Tonic
For this recipe we will need a juice extractor
2 medium sized cucumbers cut into chunks
1 medium sized fennel cut into chunks
About 2.5 cm of peeled ginger root
Add all the ingredients in the extractor one at the time and when ready immediately drink the juice.
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE AND LINKS TO STUDIES
Benefits to our hormones
Recent studies have shown that cucumbers contain powerful lignans that bind with oestrogen-related bacteria in the digestive tract, thereby helping to reduce the risk of various cancers, such as breast, uterine, ovary and prostate cancer.
Cucumbers consist of 95% water, they promote diuretic action and help dissolve uric acid deposits that favour the formation of kidney stones.
Rich in folic acid, magnesium, vitamin C and iron, fennel is an excellent remedy for indigestion because it exerts an anti-inflammatory action in the digestive tract. The oils in the fennel help stimulate the secretion of gastric juices [Link to study].
Ginger is one of the oldest and most widely used medicinal spices in the world.
This root is known not only for its digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, but it is also used to prevent colds, flu and nausea.
Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in fighting Escherichia coli, Staphylococcal and Candida albicans infections.
In addition, as noted in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine study titled “Anti-inflammatory Ginger Antioxidant Effects in Health and Physical Activity: An Up-to-Date Review of Evidence”, it is cited:
“Ginger anticancer potential is well-documented [Link to study] and its functional components such as gingerols and shogaols are the precious ingredients that can prevent different types of cancer, angiogenesis and metastasis, induction of apoptosis and inhibition of progression of the cell cycle. It also improves cardiovascular disorders, diabetes mellitus and gastrointestinal health. ”