Here are six wonderful benefits of drinking ginger water regularly.
1. Good for digestion
Drinking a glass of ginger water every day can help strengthen your digestive system and prevent indigestion, nausea, and heartburn. A teaspoon of mint juice, lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey mixed with ginger water can relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.
2. Keeps diabetes away
Drinking ginger-lemon water is known to reduce the risk of kidney damage and even lowers the effects of diabetes. The pungent root is a rich source of zinc that plays a big role in the secretion of insulin.
3. Promotes weight loss
High blood sugar levels can induce hunger and lead to overeating. Ginger water regulates the blood sugar levels and subsequently, controls the urge to eat. It improves the fat absorbing ability of the body which helps in weight loss.
4. Healthy hair and skin
Due to the antioxidants and vitamins present in ginger, drinking ginger water adds a natural glow to your skin. Moreover, the presence of Vitamin A and C improves the texture of your hair. It clears your blood and has antibacterial properties that help in treating and preventing skin diseases.
5. Protects against Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. It has been proven scientifically that ginger helps slow down the degradation of brain cells. Researchers have also found that the antioxidants and powerful compounds in ginger fight inflammatory responses that occur in the brain.
6. Muscle relieverWhen you exercise, your muscles are put to work and may get tired. One way to help accelerate muscle recuperation is to drink a glass of ginger water.
How to Make Ginger Water
Follow this recipe to make two servings of ginger water.INGREDIENTS:
- 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger root (peel and rinse the root before using it)2 cups water1 large lemon (optional)1 dash ground turmeric, fresh black pepper and cayenne pepper (all optional)
- First rinse, peel and slice the ginger into small chunks.Bring the water to a boil, then add the ginger to each cup and top with water. Give the ginger several minutes to steep before removing.If using the other ingredients, also add sliced lemon in each cup or squeeze a half a lemon into each.Now add black pepper, turmeric and cayenne.Either enjoy warm or chill in the refrigerator. For the most benefits drink within about one day/24 hours.