The ginger root is popular in traditional medicine for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Steeping the root in tea soothes the symptoms of a cold, clearing the sinuses and cooling the throat from irritation and inflammation associated with bouts of coughing.
Ginger gets its healing properties from the polyphenol antioxidant – gingerol. All plants contain natural polyphenols that give vegetables and fruit their color, along with their nutritional benefits. The gingerol found in the ginger root is an excellent form of polyphenol antioxidants that cleanse the blood of free radicals while improving metabolic function.
Add an inch of ginger root to your juicer along with your beets. The ginger creates a sweet and spicy taste to the juice that cuts through the sharp flavor of the beets. Gingerol also enhances your digestive health, improving the efficiency of gut microbiomes, the trillions of live bacteria living in your gut that are responsible for assimilating the nutrition from your meals.