If you’re paying attention to your health and trying to get on a better routine, then it’s possible that ginger water might be for you! So what is ginger water? Why should you drink it? And what do you need to make it? Here are the benefits of ginger water.
Benefits of Ginger Water
Ginger Water-What is it?
Ginger water is essential ginger tea, and it’s been around for a really long time. Typically ginger water is a liquid that ginger has been steeped in in order to activate the many qualities of the root and pull out the nutrients. The pulp is typically thrown away after the water is made, so you’re left with a nice hydrating tea/water to consume.
Ginger Water-Why should you drink it?
As with everything herbal, there isn’t a whole lot of “research” to back up the claims. Just a few centuries worth of practices and a whole bunch of testimonials. Ginger is an awesome root that is typically associated with helping to ease nausea and digestive issues. It’s also a good antioxidant, which means it is said to help prevent heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and the symptoms of aging. It’s also said to be an anti-inflammatory and can help ease muscle pain. The root has also been linked to helping aide in weight loss, stabilizing blood sugar, and helping to lower cholesterol. As with all of these things, there isn’t a ton of research evidence, so you need to careful and thoughtful when adding something new into your diet and always consult your doctor.
Ginger Water-How do you make it?
Well that’s the nice part about ginger water! It’s super easy to make. A quick note, you should not consume more than 3-4 grams of ginger a day. So don’t drink it exclusively. In order to make ginger water, you need:
Process: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. While it’s boiling, wash the ginger root you’re going to use. Don’t peel the ginger. Grate 1/2 tsp of ginger and when the water is boiling, toss it in to the saucepan. Remove the water from heat and allow the ginger to steep for 10 minutes. After it has steeped, strain the ginger out and either drink the tea hot, or pour into your storage container and put in the fridge. You can add honey or lemon to adjust the flavor if needed. Only consume 4 cups steeped with the 1/2 tsp. ginger once a day.
Looking for another healthy drink? Check out this post on chicory root tea!