Many people have discovered the positive effects of drinking flavored water. It helps you detox your body, hydrates you and also provides various health benefits. You can prepare your own flavored water by adding cucumber, mint, lavender, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and more.
If you want to increase the beneficial properties of the water, ginger is the best ingredient you can add to it. Besides improving the taste, ginger also provides various health benefits.
Health benefits of ginger
Ginger is commonly used to treat gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, gasses, heartburn etc. It also helps relax the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. Besides being very beneficial for the stomach, it can relieve migraines too. One study has discovered that ginger relieve migraine pain even better than sumatripan, a common painkiller.
Most painkillers only provide a short relief from the pain and they can often cause numerous side-effects such as nausea, stroke, heart attack, seizure, muscle weakness and dizziness. When compared to sumatripan, ginger has shown improvement in just 2 hours and it helped relieve the pain in 90% of the participants.
Ginger also has strong anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful in case of muscle and joint pain. More than 800 studies have proven this fact. The best thing about it is that ginger does not cause any side-effects unlike most of the anti-inflammatory drugs.
Furthermore, it is loaded with nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, then beta carotene, copper, magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, iron and copper as well as more than 50 antioxidants which can strengthen your immune system and also prevent damage from free radicals.
How to prepare ginger water
- 3 cups of water
- ½ inch ginger root
- juice from ½ a lemon
- honey for taste
Pour the water in a jar and then add the grated ginger in it, then the lemon juice and the honey. Stir well until the honey dissolves.
If you want to consume the drink as a prevention you should drink it once a day. If you suffer from any kind of gastrointestinal issue consume 2 glasses of the ginger water daily.
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