Originally from Southeast Asia, the ginger plant is common in food and medicine around the world. It is rich in natural chemicals that can literally help fight off disease from the inside out. Little do people know, this simple root added to water can help heal so many things, like:
Reduces Inflammation & boost immunity
Ginger contains high amounts of phytonutrients. These antioxidant-like compounds may help counteract chronic inflammation, a physiological state where your body’s cells stay on high alert due to a lingering or past threat. That response mechanism isn’t always bad, but it can occasionally go awry and get hyperactive. Over time, this may play a big part in the development of diseases like arthritis and cancer.
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.
Here’s a quick recipe:
1 large lemon (rinsed)
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger (rinsed, peeling optional) — this is key for the amount of water you use. Add more or less if if you increase or decrease the amount of water
1 dash ground turmeric
2 cups water (some use boiling water, that’s optional)
When 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.
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