Dealing with pain and inflammation every day can make life difficult. If pain is experienced in the knees or hips, mobility can become limited.
Most people get relief from over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or prescription medication, however these pills take a huge toll on your liver and digestive tract. All NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen or Advil, have the ability to cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine (1).
This turmeric ginger carrot juice, however, has the ability to reduce inflammation, while providing the body with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It contains ingredients that fight inflammation at the source without harming the delicate organs inside.
In fact, there are many natural alternatives to NSAIDS that work just as good, if not better, than the drugs themselves.
The benefits of the ingredients in this turmeric ginger carrot juice are as follows:
Turmeric contains the active component, curcumin, which is highly anti-inflammatory. It works by inhibiting a major inflammatory agent called NF kappa-Beta (2), which exacerbates pain in those suffering from arthritis and other inflammatory-related diseases. It has been proven recently in a study to beat ibuprofen for arthritis of the knee (3).
Ginger helps decrease joint pain and reduces inflammation in people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It suppresses inflammatory molecules by switching off certain inflammatory genes, and provides similar results to those of ibuprofen (4).
Carrots contain a huge amount of antioxidants that provide major anti-inflammatory benefits. Carrot seeds are especially useful in preventing inflammation, even when compared to anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Celebrex (5).
Lemon has an alkalizing effect on the body once metabolized. Alkalizing the body is one of the most important steps an individual should take when trying to reduce inflammation in the body.
Apples contain one of the highest sources of quercetin, a compound with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Quercetin helps relax blood vessels and fights high cholesterol, heart disease, and circulation problems (6).
Turmeric Ginger Carrot Juice Recipe
– 4 carrots
– 2 apples
– 1 lemon, peeled
– 2 inches fresh ginger root
– 2 inches fresh turmeric root
Run all of the above ingredients through a juicer and drink immediately to reap the full benefits!