Apart from adding the much needed pungent zing to your dishes, ginger is also replete with multiple medicinal properties and benefits. It has a surprising amount of health benefits, from glowing skin to fighting off colds. To fully enjoy the medicinal benefits of ginger, it is recommended to use it in the form of ‘Ginger water’.
Here are some top benefits of Ginger water and it can be easily made at home!
Aids in Weight Loss
Accompanied with healthy eating habits and regular exercise, ginger water can also give a boost to your weight-loss plans.
Ginger water may help decrease some types of pain. In a study that involved 60 adults with migraine pain, researchers found using ginger as an add-on therapy was better than taking painkillers alone.
People have long used ginger as a herbal treatment for nausea. In a 2015 review, researchers looked at nine studies in which people used ginger for postoperative nausea, chemotherapy side effects, viral nausea, and morning sickness. The studies, although not always clinically watertight, all indicated that ginger provided a reduction in nausea and vomiting.
Many a studies and research have proven that ginger could lower-down ‘bad’ cholesterol levels, and therefore, helps keep your heart health intact.
Keeps you hydrated
A lot of people miss out on the daily recommended amount of water intake, which leads to dehydration, that could be very problematic and dangerous for your health. An additional source of water, as in, ginger water could help supplement your fluid intake, and therefore keep you hydrated.
Although a natural bodily process, inflammation (in excess) may end-up harming your body. It has become a common problem these days among a lot of people. Thankfully, ginger is known to have anti-inflammatory effects and therefore helps prevent inflammation.
Ginger water is made from four ingredients, water, lemon, raw honey, and ginger. It’s that simple.
- 2-inch piece of ginger
- 3 cups filtered warm water
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp of organic raw honey
Grate 1.5 teaspoons of fresh ginger
Boil 4 cups of water
Add the ginger to the water
Remove the water from the stove
Allow the ginger to steep for about 5 to 10 minutes
Strain the liquid to remove ginger pieces and add honey
Allow the water to cool enough to drink or place in the refrigerator and drink cold.
Ginger has a strong taste. For some people, adding a flavoring, such as honey or lemon, may improve the taste.
People who drink ginger water in excess may experience mild side effects, including:
- Abdominal pain
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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.