Ginger is a type of root and spice that has been used as an ingredient and traditional medicine for thousand of years. One of the healthiest spices in the world is ginger. It has been used for its medicinal purposes by various cultures.
Below is our list of the top 5 health benefits of ginger root and ginger tea recipe and why you should drink it every day:
1. It Fights Cancer
According to researchers, Ginger’s anti-cancer properties are a result of the compounds which is found in large amounts of raw ginger. Studies found it beneficial in fighting lung, prostate, ovarian, colon, breast, skin and pancreatic cancer.
2. Protects Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Ginger can help slow down the loss of brain cells which typically leads to other powerful compounds found in ginger. It can fight inflammatory responses that occur in the brain. Drink boiled ginger to slow down the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels
Ginger can help keep blood glucose levels in check. This is important because these levels have a direct impact on weight loss and weight gain. Adding ginger to your lunch might help you stay focused and on task.
4. Helps in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS is a common disorder and symptoms include cramps, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Add ginger root in your cooked dishes, take ginger supplements or brew ginger tea to relieve symptoms.
5. It Suppresses Appetite
It can help you reduce your daily calorie intake. People who drank a hot ginger beverage containing 2 grams of ginger powder after meals reduced feelings of hunger for up to six hours.
2 inches if fresh raw ginger
1 1/2 to 2 cups of water
Juice 1/2 lemon or lime to taste
1 tbs. Honey
How to Make it:
1. Prepare fresh ginger by peeling t and slicing it thinly
2. Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes
3. Remove from heat and add lime juice and honey
The secret to making a really flavorful ginger tea is to use plenty of ginger and add a bit of lime juice and honey.
Enjoy your Home made ginger tea and reap the benefits!