Ginger being one of the ancient forms of medicines used in many parts of the world has got tremendous health benefits. Ginger is commonly used as a flavoring agent along with many dishes. It is also the most commonly used ingredient in many ayurvedic medicines and home remedies.
With winter season around, ginger is one of the best ingredients you can add in your dishes and ginger water can be a very good home remedy for a cough, cold, sore throat and all other related symptoms.
You can try some plain ginger water or with a combination of lemon or honey at home and I am sure you will love both its taste and health benefits.
Ginger the best antioxidant
Ginger has got very good antioxidant properties. That means it avoids the harmful effects of some oxidization reaction in the body by reducing the quantity of ROS (reactive oxygen species) produced in the body.
Especially when a person consumes an excess of street food or unhealthy food or alcohol, ROS production increases in the body. ROS production may also go high due to smoking or very high chronic stress.
At those times one must simply choose a day with ginger diet. Include foods with ginger and use ginger water for a whole day and this may reduce the effect of ROS in the body.
Antioxidants are generally known to reduce aging symptoms, heart diseases, and some other neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidants are also believed to fight against cancer.
Great solution for weight loss
Ginger tea or ginger water can be a great solution for weight loss. Studies show that when people consume a cup of ginger water after their breakfast or meal they feel full for quite a long time.
This reduces the urge to eat again and again and thereby one can avoid getting overweight due to overeating.
Ginger water as a morning drink
Ginger tea or ginger water with lemon and honey for morning drink can be the best detoxifying agent and weight reducing agent. All you need to do is to consume ginger tea in empty stomach early in the morning. This helps to detoxify your body and also reduces your weight.
Ginger water with the lemon recipe:
Quick and easy ginger tea or ginger water recipe in 5 minutes. The best morning drink in empty stomach.
- One cup water
- One inch fresh ginger root
- Half lemon
- One tablespoon of honey
How to prepare
- Take the ginger root and wash it thoroughly.
- Peel the skin and cut it into very small pieces or grate it. You can also crush it a bit with the help of a motor and pestle.
- Now take a cup of water in a container and place it on the stove.
- Add ginger to it and let the water boil for 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the container from the stove and let the water cool for some time.
- Once the water turns Luke warm, squeeze 2-3 drops of lemon to it.
- Then add a teaspoon of honey, mix it well and consume it in empty stomach.
This ginger tea is both tasty and healthy and has almost no side effects. Only if you have very server problems of acidity and symptoms like stomach burning or heart burning you may consider your doctor before taking this ginger water.