Ginger, the root of the Zingiber officinale plant, originated in Asia and has been used as a spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years. Ginger water, or ginger tea, is made by boiling fresh ginger root in water, then cooling and straining the liquid. Although it’s most often considered a treatment for digestive discomfort, ginger may hold the key to numerous health benefits.
Although you may have heard of many effective weight-loss recipes, this one is probably the most health beneficial of all. Apart from burning the excess fat that’s built up on you waist, hips and thighs, ginger infused water can improve your health on several different levels.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER WATER
In a tall pan put 1-1.5 liter of water and add the chopped ginger root and place it on high heat to boil.
Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
Then cool and strain the liquid.
HOW TO USE :
Drink ginger water throughout the day every day. Drink at least 1l a day.
Store the drink in a thermos and take it everywhere you go.
For optimal weight loss results make sure your ginger water is always freshly made.
For best health benefits and to completely cleanse your body of toxins from this drink, continue with the treatment for a minimum of six months.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER WATER
Ginger water can regulate your cholesterol levels
Ginger water has strong ,anti-inflammatory effects
Ginger water is a powerful antioxidant
Ginger water can protect against cancer
Throughout history, ginger has been widely used to relieve nausea. It’s commonly used to prevent seasickness. It has been used as a treatment for nausea and vomiting associated with a variety of conditions, including chemotherapy and pregnancy. A study published in “Support Care Cancer” in July 2012 noted that daily ginger supplementation significantly reduced severe chemotherapy-induced nausea in cancer patients.
Drinking ginger water may help to decrease inflammation, joint swelling and pain experienced in conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatism. An article published in “Journal of Medicinal Food” in the 2005 summer issue noted that during the past 25 years scientists have provided scientific support for the long-held belief that ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is a source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful substances that protect your body against free radicals, which are unstable molecules that may cause damage to healthy cells. An article published in “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” in July 2010 noted that the results of a study done on the composition and antioxidant power of ginger revealed that fresh and dried ginger contain powerful antioxidants. The results suggested that ginger can be used as source of natural antioxidants in foods.