Weight loss is achievable by a combination of a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise only. However, there are numerous natural remedies which can accelerate these effects, and ginger water is among them.
It speeds up the burning of fats in the body, especially in the area of the waist, hips, and thighs, and promotes weight loss.
This natural drink offers numerous other health benefits as well, since it:
- Regulates blood pressure and prevents the formation of blood clots in the arteries
- Offers powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- It regulates cholesterol levels
- It destroys free radicals, which are among the man causes of cancer
- It fights inflammation, soothes joint issues and treats rheumatism
Ginger is one of the most versatile roots, rich in medicinal properties that boost health in various ways.
It is a popular ingredient, especially in the Indian and Asian cuisine, and has been commonly used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, due to its powerful healing properties.
It is abundant in vitamins and minerals, and according to Medical News Today, 100 grams (g) of fresh ginger root contain:
- 79 calories
- 17.86 g of carbohydrate
- 3.6 g of dietary fiber
- 3.57 g of protein
- 0 g of sugar
- 14 mg of sodium
- 1.15 g of iron
- 7.7 mg of vitamin C
- 33 mg of potassium
Other nutrients found in ginger in ginger are:
- vitamin B6
Here are some of its health benefits:
Boosts immunity – the regular consumption of ginger strengthens the immune system and the natural defense ability of the body to fight potential infections, coughs, flu, and colds
Relieves joint pain – it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which fight inflammation and soothe joint pain
Improves blood circulation – it is high in magnesium and potassium, which improve blood circulation and prevent the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the liver
Prevents colds and flu – Ginger has potent antibiotic and expectorant properties which treat colds, coughs, and the flu
Improves digestion – Ginger treats all kinds of digestive issues such as constipation, abdominal pains, indigestion, and intestinal gas
Improves nutrient absorption – It stimulates the release of pancreatic enzymes, so it boosts the absorption of nutrients in the body, and stimulates appetite
Here is how to prepare this miraculous drink:
- 1 ginger root (cut in thin slices)
- 1.5 liters of water
- Lemon juice (optional)
Boil the water, add the ginger, and leave it to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove it from heat, leave it to cool, and strain it.
Drink a glass of ginger water in the morning, before breakfast, and in the evening, before your dinner.