(N.Morgan) In the last few years Ginger has been gaining notoriety for its many health benefits. It’s a wonderful anti-inflammatory, helps relieve nausea, and boost the metabolism to aid in weight loss.
One of the best way to begin your day is with a cup of hot tea.
Choosing hot tea over coffee is a healthy way to start the day. Teas come in many different flavors and varieties so the choices are endless so the possibility of becoming bored are slim.
It is widely known how beneficial green tea is, but sometimes you may want to try something new and spice things up, so what’s the best alternative?
Have you tried ginger tea? It’s just as beneficial and delicious and if you can’t give up on your matcha tea, you can drink it in the afternoon.
Here are 6 reasons you should drink ginger tea in the morning:
Chronic inflammation can pose a serious threat to your entire body and can lead to a number of serious medical conditions. It’s been linked to cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory and autoimmune diseases.
Boost your immune system
Ginger and contains a number of different immune-boosting compounds like gingerols, and gingerdiol, which account for its antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It strengthens your immune system, enabling your body to fight off infections and prevent colds and flu.
Among gingers many benefits it is imperative to include the ability to help with digestive problems and improve the digestive function overall. These benefits come from gingerols and shogaol which also increase nutrient absorption.
Ginger can also help with constipation, gastric lesions, bloating, nausea, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea, among others digestive problems.
If you suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol, ginger can help regulate your blood flow so it returns to normal by attacking these markers of cardiovascular disease. It can also cleanse the arteries from plaque buildup, aiding in preventing strokes and heart attacks.
As mentioned above ginger with its strong anti-inflammatory powers enable it to work against cancer cells, stopping their proliferation and metastasis. Studies have shown ginger to be effective against a number of cancer types such as lymphoma, liver, prostate, pancreas, lung, colorectal, breast, skin and bladder cancer.
Improves brain function
Ginger protects the brain from stress, apoptosis and inflammation, it also improves memory function and cognition. It’s proven especially beneficial for middle aged women in improving their cognitive abilities.
Small ceramic saucepan
1 cup of water
4 to 6 thin slices of raw ginger
Raw organic honey (to taste)
Start by bringing the water to boil and then add the ginger slices while you’re reducing the temperature. Leave it to simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Set it aside, leave it to cool off a bit and add the honey.
In the video below, Dr. Susan E. Brown shares her recipe for ginger tea—her favorite alkalizing and anti-inflammatory beverage. She gives you the amazing benefits of ginger as well as her tips and tricks for an amazing cup of home-made fresh ginger tea.