Freshens your breath
We all enjoy a delicious meal, but, the bad breath that sometimes trails along afterwards isn’t typically desirable. Drinking a glass of ginger tea towards the end of your meal can please your palate and neutralize a bad taste in your mouth.
Improve blood circulation
The minerals, vitamins and amino acids in ginger tea can help thin blood and improve blood circulation. Doing so, may help decrease the chances of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes. As an added benefit, because ginger tea helps improve your circulation, it helps warm the body up, so it’s especially delightful on colder days.
Millions of people are affected by cancer one way or another. If you may be battling cancer yourself or know someone who is, try adding ginger tea into your diet. According to researchers, ginger has anti-cancer properties that are a result of the compound 6-gingerol. Derived from ginger, 6-gingerol has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities. Drinking ginger tea can also help prevent new cancer cells from forming and destroy active cells. If you’re currently on cancer treatments, ginger is also known to help prevent the dangerous side effects of cancer drugs, including nausea.
Anxiety and stress seems to affect everyone, however, ginger tea is one of the more affordable and effective options to help beats these two major issues. Ginger tea has calming and healing properties that can help lower your stress and ease any tension you may have.
Make the Perfect Cup!
To make a glass of ginger tea, simply wash and peel a small piece of the ginger root with a peeler and grate or slice the ginger. Bring two cups of water to a boil, add the ginger, turn off the heat and cover the pot for about 10-15 minutes. Strain the water to remove the ginger. Add honey or maple syrup to sweeten the tea if you’d like and enjoy!
Although ginger tea is a holistic option with many benefits, always consult with your doctor before trying something new.