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Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice

Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice

Fat blockers help to prevent our bodies from absorbing fats. The fats are then expelled from the body naturally. They also help you feel full for longer which can help reduce your food intake. Some foods are natural fat blockers which are a healthy alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Even if you’re not trying to lose weight it is important to maintain a healthy weight and it’s all too easy to put on weight! Preventing excessive weight gain and obesity is important because it can lead to so many other diseases and conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes. While this juice can help block fat, a healthy diet and exercise still need to be followed to maintain a healthy weight and body condition.

The ingredients in this juice that can block fat are ginger, apples, and apple cider vinegar. This makes it a good option for helping to block fat and also providing so many other nutrients that the body needs at the same time.

Medicinal Benefits Of This Ginger Juice

First, let’s take a look at how the ingredients in this juice will help block fat. Then I will describe the other health advantages they offer.

How Does This Juice Work To Block Fat?

  • Ginger has long been used in herbal medicines and it can help prevent and treat a number of ailments. It helps to block fat by slowing the accumulation of belly fat by lowering the cortisol levels that trigger the process. It may also reduce atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of dangerous fat in the arteries.
  • Apples are able to block fat because of their pectin. Pectin is a soluble fiber and it absorbs water and forms a viscous consistency. By increasing mass it makes you feel full so you don’t feel the need to eat more. It also does this by slowing down how quickly your stomach empties and means it takes longer for food to enter the small intestine. By slowing digestion down, pectin also has the added bonus of allowing better absorption of nutrients.
  • Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid and pectin. The acetic acid in it can reduce the storage of fat in the belly and liver. It also suppresses your appetite which can help control food intake. On top of this, it speeds up your metabolism helping to burn calories faster.

What Other Health Benefits Do These Ingredients Provide?

  • The gingerol found in ginger is one of its main compounds with medicinal properties. This powerful compound can help prevent certain types of cancer. It also helps fight harmful bacteria and infections, reducing the risk of developing some diseases. Ginger can help manage osteoarthritis by reducing pain and disability. It can also lower blood sugar levels making it beneficial for people living with type 2 diabetes. Taking ginger daily can lower cholesterol levels too which could lower the risk of developing heart disease.
  •  The humble apple has a surprising number of health benefits. The soluble fiber in them can help lower blood cholesterol levels. They also have polyphenols which are antioxidants. One of these is flavonoid epicatechin, which can help lower blood pressure. The antioxidant properties also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They may also prevent cancer thanks to their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects. Eating apples has also been linked to better bone health by reducing the amount of calcium lost from the body. Various compounds in apples can also minimize mental decline and possibly help restore memory.
  • Apple cider vinegar also has its fair share of health benefits and has been used as a remedy for centuries, if not longer. Consuming a small amount each day (1-2 tablespoons) can help you to lose weight. It also aids with digestion and can reduce bloating and get rid of heartburn. The healthy bacteria found in it protects the immune system warding off infections and helping us to recover from illnesses faster. Apple cider vinegar also lowers triglycerides which cause fatty plaque buildup along the arteries, improving heart health.

How To Make This Ginger Fat Blocking Juice

The quantities in this juice are enough for one serving and will have approximately 125 calories in it. It is best to make this fresh each time you drink it and have it straight away, or soon after preparing it.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp grated gingerFat-Blocking Ginger Juice
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water

Equipment

  • Blender (or juicer)
  • Bowl (if using a blender)
  • Fine-mesh strainer (if using a blender)

Method

  1. Wash your apple under running water (there is no need to dry it after).
  2. Cut it into small chunks and discard the core. Then add it to your blender (or juicer). You won’t start blending until all of the ingredients are in.Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice - Step 2
  3. Peel some ginger and grate it using a Microplane or the finest edge of a grater so that you end up with 1 teaspoon’s worth. If you’re using a juicer you don’t need to grate it and can add it in as is.Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice - Step 3
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  5. Add ½ cup of water. Blend it all on high for at least 30 seconds or until it has all blended well.Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice - Step 5
  6. If you’re using a blender, place your fine-mesh strainer over a bowl large enough to catch the liquid. Push down on the pulp with a spoon to extract any remaining juice.Fat-Blocking Ginger Juice - Step 6
  7. Pour your juice into a glass and drink it straight away.
  8. Drink some water afterward to get rid of any vinegar that could be lingering on your teeth.

While apple cider vinegar has many health benefits you should always rinse your mouth out with water after drinking or eating it because it can affect your tooth enamel. For this reason, you should also drink it with some water rather than straight.

This is a drink with a slight kick to it thanks to the vinegar and the ginger. If you don’t like strong flavors you can test it first and dilute it with more water if you like. It’s very refreshing though and you can add ice if you prefer your drinks cold which makes this a lovely drink on a warm day. Otherwise, it’s a very warming drink on a cool day.

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28 Comments

  • Valerie E Escabi Posted August 23, 2021 3:14 pm

    Thank you love your recipe all are very helpful

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:36 pm

      Hi Valerie,

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      We are glad to hear that you like our recipes.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • JC Posted August 23, 2021 3:45 pm

    You mention a “RED” apple. Is there a particular reason for this or can a grannie smith (a green apple) is ok.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:37 pm

      Hi JC,

      You can use a green apple if you like.
      Green apples tend to have a sweet and sour flavor whereas red varieties are sweeter and offset the sourness from the apple cider vinegar but both red and green apples are healthy so feel free to use any kind.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Debbie Wardle Posted August 23, 2021 4:19 pm

    How often should one drink the ginger fat blocking juice?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:38 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      You can have up to 1 serving of this drink per day. There are about 2 grams of fresh ginger in a teaspoon and usually, the maximum recommended dosage per day is 4 grams so keep this in mind if you take ginger in any other meals. The maximum recommended dosage per day of apple cider vinegar is 1-2 tablespoons but it’s safer to stick to 1 to protect your tooth enamel.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Sherry Posted August 23, 2021 4:27 pm

    Is there a reason you have to strain it? I mean, you could drink the apple “mush,” too, right?

    • Paul Posted August 23, 2021 10:17 pm

      Yes, I have this question too. I have a Vita-Mix blender and when I make any type of green drink, I never strain it.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:43 pm

      Hi Sherry and Paul,

      You can drink the “mush” or pulp. Just make sure you swish some extra water around your mouth after you have finished because you may be tempted to chew it (as it will be thicker) and it’s important not to leave any apple cider vinegar in your teeth.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Michael Posted August 23, 2021 4:33 pm

    Apple’s always make me feel hungry is it the same on everybody?

    • Eileen Posted August 23, 2021 7:47 pm

      Apples always make me feel hungry too. So I typically eat cheese with them.

  • Robin Posted August 23, 2021 8:34 pm

    Can you substitute grated ginger for ginger powder? And if so how much powder would one use?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:55 pm

      Hi Robin,

      While you can substitute one for the other, ginger powder is going to be less astringent than fresh ginger and the texture will be slightly different.

      Since ground ginger has a much more concentrated flavor than fresh ginger, you will need to use less of it. For every tablespoon of fresh ginger, you will need to substitute ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Kathleen Posted August 24, 2021 7:54 am

    I am an RDN and overall I see the some nutritional benefits of this juice but not really as a weight loss product. Think about it, If it were that easy we would all be doing it!!!

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 5:04 pm

      Hi Kathleen,

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      We are happy to have you as one of our readers. Your experience as RDN is very important to us as well as to the other readers.

      Indeed, losing weight is never too easy, however, we believe that adding this juice to your diet, can be helpful especially when accompanied by exercise, good sleep.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Gabbie Posted August 24, 2021 10:39 am

    Ginger ALWAYS works WONDERS! Any time I need to lose some weight, I always make sure to add plenty of ginger to my diet! This, paired with a 15-minute exercise each morning is sure to get rid of a couple of pounds in a month or so! Thank you so much The Lost Herbs Team, you’ve been my to-go site since the beginning of this year and I don’t go anywhere else for advice!

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 4:58 pm

      Hi Gabbie,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it!
      We are glad to hear that Ginger works wonders for you.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Bev Posted August 24, 2021 12:45 pm

    While I do not need to lose weight, I like the other advantages of this combo of ingredients…improving heart health, preventing mental decline, etc. Are there any negatives or cautions I should know about? Could this cause excessive weight loss?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 24, 2021 5:24 pm

      Hi Bev,

      Ginger can have side effects such as abdominal discomfort, heartburn, diarrhea, and mouth and throat irritation if taken in large doses. Apple cider vinegar may help reduce appetite, but it may also cause feelings of nausea, particularly when consumed as part of a drink with a bad flavor.
      If you’re considering using ginger and apple cider vinegar while pregnant, consult your health care provider.

      You can have up to 1 serving of this drink per day. There are about 2 grams of fresh ginger in a teaspoon and usually, the maximum recommended dosage per day is 4 grams so keep this in mind if you take ginger in any other meals. The maximum recommended dosage per day of apple cider vinegar is 1-2 tablespoons but it’s safer to stick to 1 to protect your tooth enamel.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Gwen Garcelon Posted August 24, 2021 5:42 pm

    Is there a time of day that is best to take the tonic?

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 31, 2021 7:25 pm

      Hi Gwen,

      It’s best to have it before a meal or empty stomach to maximize its health benefits.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Stephanie Rutledge Posted August 25, 2021 3:26 am

    Addressing the side effects of apple cider vinegar: I was on omeprozole for acid reflux for about 15 years and started noticing some issues (hair thinning, nails thinning….all attributed to long term use). Looked up causes for acid reflux and it turns out that sometimes…it’s too LITTLE acid in your system. So…I started taking a tablespoon of it in a glass of water and quit the omeprozole for a month. Summagumma…no acid reflux. Have been off the med for a year and take the apple cider vinegar every morning. BIG fan.

    • The Lost Herbs Posted August 31, 2021 7:26 pm

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thank you for sharing this with us.
      We are glad to hear that ACV works well for you.

      Many blessings and good health!

  • Naomi Posted August 25, 2021 11:09 pm

    I am allergic to ACV is there anything else to replace that? Or can I just use rice vinegar or white vinegar?

  • Mary Beth Thakar Posted August 27, 2021 6:33 pm

    I am glad for these answers. Can I get more particular advice on seizure medicines here? I have more particular questions about Western Skunk Cabbage — and Lobelia Cardinalis. (I think I should have gotten the liquid for the latter.)

    But I do appreciate everything that Nicole is suggesting. Lovely to hear about her great experiences!!!

    • Michael Posted August 27, 2021 10:39 pm

      I suffer from seizures to I like skullcap but you have to be careful and don’t use too much of it

      • Mary Beth Thakar Posted August 31, 2021 8:55 pm

        Thanks, Michael. We all need encouragement about our seizures.

        Have you tried the other things, suggested in Nicole’s book? I am having trouble taking the Valerian. It makes me too sleepy. So I take it on and off during the day: That is, that is what I am trying now.

        I’d be glad to hear about your experiences with the remedies.

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