Gingered Leek Juice for Aching Joints

 

Leeks are highly recommended for their cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties.  Leeks contain the antioxidant quercetin which can help to inhibit inflammatory chemicals. In fact the healing properties of leeks is believed to be enhanced if taken in juice form.  Leek juice are great for helping to ease arthritis, gout and urinary tract inflammation with its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compunds.

 

The antioxidants found in apple juices have been proven to be effective in fighting inflammation, cancer, allergies and viruses.  Apples also contain the mineral boron that can effectively help in reducing the potential risk of getting osteoarthritis and decreasing joint pain, stiffness and swelling in arthritis sufferers.  Other health benefits from apple juice include protecting arteries from building up plague, guarding against cell damages which is contributing to loss of memory due to aging, cleansing the digestive system effectively and helping in the treatment of bowel movement disorders such as constipation and diarrhea.

 

Ginger is particularly beneficial to those suffering from arthritis as it is anti-inflammatory and effective in stimulating the circulation.  It has been found that ginger actually contains a powerful compound known as gingerols which can help in reducing the particular tissue inflammation which causes aching, stiff joints and muscles.  Ginger can be consume as fresh ginger juice or applied as a compress or paste to sore muscles and joints after exercise. 

 

Ginger may on rare occasions cause heartburn, gas, diarrhea or an upset stomach if taken in excessive doses.  For some people, application of ginger directly onto their skin may also cause some mild skin irritation or skin redness however the side effect is usually temporary.

 

Hence the combination of these three ingredients in this gingered leek juice may help ease aching joints.

 

Gingered Leek Juice Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 small leek

  • 3 apples

  • 2 cm peeled ginger

Method

  1. Remove the top and tail of the leek.

  2. Peel off the outer skin from the ginger then chop in half.

  3. Peel and cut the apples into 4 pieces each.

  4. Juice the leeks, followed by the ginger, then the apples.

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