Ginger water is known for its numerous health benefits. The uses of ginger are extensive mainly because of its medicinal properties and spicy taste as well.
Ginger has been used in Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines. It has also been used as a traditional medicine for a long now.
Medicinal properties of ginger are mainly due to nutritional punch and minerals like potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium.
On the other hand, ginger water benefits, if prepared with lemon, and honey.
Add one more, if you take Ginger water regularly, it helps in reducing every kind of belly fat in just a few weeks with a proper diet and exercise.
In this article, we will be telling about the unpopular but potential benefits of ginger based on its nutritional content and how ginger water works for you.
Benefits of ginger water
Usually, people drink boiled ginger water especially in conditions like pain and nausea. Here, are some benefits that ginger water or tea can provide you.
1. Ginger water is anti-inflammatory
You need not worry because I have tried it and now recommending you is to drink ginger water or tea to free yourself from the inflammatory response.
Look, Inflammation is the body’s natural response to allergic reactions, bacteria, or virus invasion in your body.
Also, inflammation is a sign that your body is responding well when any foreign or unwanted substance or microorganism gets enter into your body. Germs, chemicals can also stimulate inflammation in your body.
Now a day, it is a general problem for so many people. Intake of ginger water will help you in healing inflammation.
One study has shown that ginger can control or lessen the allergic reaction in your body (if any).
Another study has shown that the inflammation caused by muscles after exercising can be reduced. Diet and lifestyle changes are also needed to control chronic inflammation.
2. Ginger is an antioxidant
The antioxidant property of ginger will help you in heart disease, cancer, controls the symptoms of aging, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s are like neural disorders.
Your body makes reactive oxygen species (ROS), naturally. Alcohol consumption, smoking, chronic stress can elevate the ROS in your body.
So we need antioxidants in our body to decrease ROS and Ginger is one of them.
Furthermore, some changes in your lifestyle can also decrease ROS.
Eat and drink food that contains antioxidants to protect your body from the degrading effects of ROS.
One study has revealed that drinking ginger water can inhibit or decrease the rate of kidney failure.
Ginger can also decrease the rate of development of some cancers.
3. Ginger water helps in digestion and nausea.
People all over the world are aware of the fact that ginger helps in digestion, ease vomiting and nausea.
Drink a glass of ginger water every day detox your body and helps to ease your digestion.
During pregnancy times, to control the morning sickness, add a teaspoon of mint juice, lemon juice, and a tbsp. of honey add this all in ginger water. This can relive in morning sickness.
It is better to have one glass of lukewarm water in the early morning. It benefits you in regulating an entire day into a healthy scheduled day.
4. Ginger water helps in maintaining blood sugar.
Ginger improves blood sugar, in people who are suffering from diabetes.
So, it is good to take ginger water to treat the health concerns caused by people suffering from chronic diabetes.
5. Ginger helps in cutting down on cholesterol.
A recent study has revealed that ginger has the potential to decrease low-density lipids or bad cholesterol in the body.
Ginger can lower down the risk of heart diseases. This was concluded when a high-fat diet was given to rats, this diet has triglycerides and low-density lipids (bad cholesterol).
In humans, as such, there is no evidence of this potential of ginger.
6. Ginger water helps in weight loss
One more tremendous potential of ginger is that when ginger is combined with a healthy diet and exercise, it can help in reducing the weight.
One study was conducted in rats where ginger was able to prevent obesity in rats, after consuming the high-fat diet.
Researchers revealed that drinking ginger water after your afternoon meal will keep the stomach full for a longer time.
It may depend on your determination also, but I reduced it by about 10 pounds in a week.
7. Ginger water keeps your body hydrated
There are many health benefits to keep your body hydrated. Drinking ginger water will keep you hydrated.
Usually, we all don’t drink enough amount of water each day. So we should drink at least 1.5 liters of water each day.
It helps in weight loss effort. Drink ginger water early in the morning, for best results.
How to make ginger water?
As when you have decided to drink ginger water each day, after knowing it’s all benefits try to make ginger water of fresh ginger.
You can get the fresh ginger from any grocery store.
In the market ginger powder also comes in with added flavors and artificial sweeteners try to avoid that.
Make a ginger tea each day for yourself.
It is really simple to make ginger water for yourself.
- Take a fresh beige-colored ginger root from the grocery store. Wash it off properly when you are using it.
2. Don’t peel the ginger when you are using it in making tea or water. Peel when you are eating me.
3. Boil the water in a pan for few minutes then Put at least 1 grams ginger in the boiling water.
4. Remove the water from the heat flame the let the ginger steep in the water for 10 minutes.
Now strain the ginger pieces from the water and discard the ginger.
Now you can add honey and lemon to ginger water.
What amount of ginger you should take?
It is recommended by the doctor that 3-4 grams of ginger is good to take per day.
Pregnant ladies should not take more than 1 gram of ginger powder. Children under the age of 20 years should not be given ginger water.
Ginger nutrients get concentrated when ginger is used to make tea, so less raw ginger should be taken while making tea.
One can take that much amount of ginger powder or ginger, one can tolerate it’s easily.
Few risks of consuming Ginger water
When we take supplements or do any herbal remedy, it is always a risk that it can interact with other medications. As such there are no hard risks of ginger powder or raw ginger.
Some risks of having ginger can be heartburn, gas, stomach ache, and burning in the mouth.
Don’t take more than 4 grams of ginger on any day. Diabetic patients and people with heart conditions and gall stones should talk to the doctor before taking it.
Ginger water offers you so many advantages and it also keeps your body hydrated.
Taking it per day is a nice step toward good health. Be aware, of the excess consumption.
Take it in the recommended dosage. Ginger water helps to detox your body.
Take it either in ginger powder form or fresh root form.
Thus, it is better to talk to the doctor if you think to take it in the form of supplements or in any other way.