The Orange-Lemon-Ginger Juice is a refreshing drink anytime of the day. You can use warm or cold water to make this pick me up drink. It is also my family's household cold and flu buster.
Oranges, whose flavour may vary from sweet to sour are commonly peeled and eaten fresh or squeezed for juice. The thick bitter rind is usually discarded but can be processed into animal feed by desiccation using pressure and heat. It is also used in certain recipes as a food flavouring or garnish. The outermost layer of the rind can be thinly grated with a zester to produce orange zest. Zest is popular in cooking because it contains oils and has a strong flavour similar to that of the orange pulp.
This popular citrus fruit is particularly known for its vitamin C content. However, oranges contain a range of other plant compounds and antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and work against disease. As an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, oranges may help combat the formation of free radicals that cause cancer. Orange juice can boost daily potassium intake by 14%. According to the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), increasing potassium intake can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Oranges are a good source of fiber and potassium, both of which can support heart health.
A medium orange weighing 131 grams (g) contributes 3.14 g of fiber, which is nearly 10% of an adult’s daily fiber requirement. Several studies have found that fiber can improve some factors that contribute to diabetes development and progression. The white part of the rind, including the pith, is a source of pectin and has nearly the same amount of vitamin C as the flesh and other nutrients which is why I'm going to use the orange with the white rind on.
Lemons are a popular fruit that people use in small quantities to add flavor to food. However, they rarely consume them alone due to their intense, sour taste. Lemons give flavuor to baked goods, sauces, salad dressings, marinades, drinks, and desserts. Lemons are high in heart healthy vitamin C and several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholesterol. Lemons contain vitamin C and citric acid, which help you absorb non-heme iron from plants. This may prevent anemia. The soluble fiber in lemons could help improve digestive health. However, you need to eat the pulp of the lemon, not just the juice.
Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. It’s among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, or as an oil or juice. It’s a very common ingredient in recipes. It’s sometimes added to processed foods and cosmetics. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. It’s responsible for much of ginger’s medicinal properties. Gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, according to research. For instance, it may help reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having an excess amount of free radicals in the body. Ginger may help improve weight-related measurements. These include body weight and the waist hip ratio.
1. 2 medium oranges
2. 0.5 medium lemon
3. 15g of fresh ginger
4. 2 cups of purified water
1.Wash orange, lemon and ginger.
2. Peel orange layer of skin with knife, leaving as much white peel on the orange as possible. This is where certain phytonutrients (flavanones) are found more abundantly than inside the orange flesh itself.
3. Peel lemon.
4. Slice all other ingredients into sizes that work for your juicer.
5. Juice away, starting with the lemon. In the juicer, feed the ingredients through 2-3 times to extract more juice.
6. Add water and enjoy your juice.
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