Numerous studies have confirmed the amazing health benefits of ginger, and this drink is a tasty and refreshing way to enjoy them.
It helps digestion, prevents nausea during pregnancy, and its high antioxidant content prevents vertigo, 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, which is a popular a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug, commonly takes to soothe 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 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.
It is actually a cell-signaling protein which plays a role in inflammation throughout the body. Despite cancer, it is also related to depression, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis.
Hence, as ginger effectively suppresses this protein, it is able to prevent and treat these illnesses.
Therefore, prepare this healthy drink and optimize your health!
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.