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Beet Apple Ginger Juice: A Nighttime Drink That Helps Manage Your Blood Sugar

Looking for a healthy way to wind down before bed? This beet apple ginger juice might help.

This vibrant drink is not only packed with flavor but also boasts some impressive health benefits, most especially for those managing their blood sugar levels.

Some people have a harder time keeping their blood sugar under control at night.

We all get cravings, and sometimes eating sugary snacks seem like the best way to relax before bed.

But these treats can lead to unwanted blood sugar spikes that disrupt sleep and leave you feeling sluggish in the morning.

This is where beet apple ginger juice comes in. This beet apple ginger juice is a sugar-smart alternative to satisfy your taste buds, this simple drink won’t spike your blood sugar so no need to worry.

Why Beets, Apple, and Ginger?

Beets or beetroots are the key ingredient in this beverage. They’re a good source of folate, potassium, and fiber.

What makes them helpful for managing blood sugar is their nitrate content, but how does it play a role in here? Here’s the scientific evidence behind it.

Studies have shown promising results for the use of beet juice in lowering blood sugar after meals. Here are a couple of examples.

A 2014 study published in Nitric Oxide investigated the effects of beetroot juice on post-meal blood glucose levels in healthy persons.[1]

The study found that consuming 225 milliliters (about ½ cup) of beet juice significantly suppressed post-meal glucose levels compared to a placebo.[2]

This study was done with persons who didn’t have diabetes.

Another study published in food and function in 2016 looked at the impact of beetroot juice on blood glucose in people with T2DM (type 2 diabetes).

The study showed that participants who drank beetroot juice had a stable blood sugar level compared to those who didn’t. [3, 4]

Apples

Apples add a touch of sweetness and tartness to the juice, making it more palatable.

But beyond taste, they offer a good dose of fiber, which helps with digestion, and makes you feel fuller and longer. This is helpful in curbing late night cravings and aiding restful sleep.

Ginger

This spice isn’t just for nausea relief! It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and promotes a sense of calm before bedtime. It helps with digestion of food and contributes to a comfortable night’s sleep.

Both apple and ginger complement the earthy taste of beets, so this is a perfect combination for a truly satisfying and healthy drink.

Are you ready to give this beet apple ginger juice a try? Let’s head straight to the recipe section.

How to Make Beet Apple Ginger Juice

There are two ways to make Beet Apple Ginger Juice, depending on whether you have a juicer or not:

Method 1: Using a Juicer

This is the simplest method if you have a juicer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet, peeled and quartered
  • 1 medium apple, cored and quartered
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

Instructions:

  • Wash all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Push the beet, apple, and ginger through your juicer according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Pour the fresh juice into a glass filled with ice (optional).
  • Enjoy immediately!

Method 2: Using a Blender

This method requires a high-powered blender like the kuvings sv500 vacuum blender.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium beet, peeled and quartered
  • 1 medium apple, cored and quartered
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  • Wash all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Combine the beet, apple, ginger, and water in your blender.
  • Blend on high speed until completely smooth.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any pulp (optional).
  • Pour the juice into a glass filled with ice (optional).
  • Enjoy immediately!

We’ve estimated the nutritional content for the ingredients in a beet apple ginger juice, based on their serving size below:

Beet (peeled & quartered) ~136g

  • Calories: 58Kcal
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Vitamin C: 6.7mg
  • Potassium: 414mg

Apple (cored & quartered) ~182g

  • Calories: 95Kcal
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Vitamin C: 8.5mg
  • Potassium: 195mg

Ginger (1 inch piece) ~5g

  • Calories: 8Kcal
  • Carbs: 1.8g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Vitamin C: 0.5mg
  • Potassium: 415mg

Tips:

  • You can adjust the amount of ginger to your taste preference.
  • If you find the juice too strong, you can add aloe vera gel or a splash of unfiltered apple juice for sweetness.
  • This juice is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Beet apple ginger juice is a simple way to support your health, and manage blood sugar, especially at night.

Time to ditch those sugary drinks and try this juice, for a restful sleep and healthier you.

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References:

  • [1] Post-Prandial Effect Of Beetroot Juice On Glucose and lipids levels of apparently healthy subjects. [view article]
    • Authors: Holy Brown, Issac N. Natuanya, Ojoye Ngoye Briggs
    • Published in: June 2018. European Journal Pharmaceutical and Medical Research 4(5):60-62.
  • [2] Acute supplementation of beetroot but not blackcurrant juice manages postprandial blood glucose responses in healthy adults.[view article]
    • Authors: C. Haswell, A. Ali, R. Page
      , R. Hurst and K. Rutherfurd-Markwick.
    • Published by: Cambridge University Press: 05 October 2022
  • [3] Effects of concentrated beetroot juice consumption on glycemic control, blood pressure, and lipid profile in type 2 diabetes patients: randomized clinical trial study.[view article]
    • Authors: Laleh Karimzadeh, Golbon Sohrab, Mehdi Hedayati, Samira Ebrahimof, Golpar Emami, Taraneh Razavion.
    • Published in: Ir J Med Sci.2023 Jun;192(3):1143-1153. doi: 10.1007/s11845-022-03090-y. Epub 2022 Jul 22.
  • [4] Effects of raw red beetroot consumption on metabolic markers and cognitive function in type 2 diabetes patients.[view article]
    • Authors: Mitra Aliahmadi, Fatemehsadat Amiri, Leila Sadat Bahrami, Agha Fatemeh Hosseini, Behnaz Abiri, and Mohammadreza Vafa.
    • Published in: J Diabetes Metab Disord 2021 Jun; 20(1): 673–682. Published online 2021 Apr 21. doi: 10.1007/s40200-021-00798-z

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