Ancient cultures used many medical practices with ginger. These practitioners used ginger to help boost a persons immune system(2)
Numerous studies have confirmed (1) the amazing health benefits of ginger, and this drink is a tasty and refreshing way to enjoy them.
Ginger helps digestion, prevents nausea during pregnancy, and has a high antioxidant content, which prevents vertigo. This root also helps with common colds, and flu.
The consumption of ginger water has been proven to help in the prevention of heart diseases. This beneficial root reduces the blood levels of LDL cholesterol, the low-density lipid cholesterol, or ‘bad’ cholesterol.
The condition of elevated levels of the LDL cholesterol is known as atherosclerosis, which is a disease where plaque accumulates in the arteries and hardens them.
Researchers have found that ginger can be as effective as ibuprofen, will ease pain, and causes absolutely no side-effects.
While Ibuprofen causes damage of the stomach and intestines, the ginger water soothes menstrual cramps, alleviates knee pain, and relieves osteoarthritis symptoms.”The bioactive molecules of ginger like gingerols have shown antioxidant activity in various modules(2)”
The antioxidants in ginger have also been found to be able to fight cancer, as they can suppress pro-inflammatory TNF-α, or otherwise known as tumor necrosis factor alpha.
This recipe is simple to make
Ginger Water Recipe
- 1-2 inches of fresh ginger root
- The juice of ½ lemon
- 2 -3 cups of water
- Raw honey
Grate the ginger root into a bowl, and add the water and the lemon juice. In the end, sweeten it with honey. Leave it for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and strain it into a glass.
You can drink the ginger water while lukewarm or cool, throughout the entire day.