Have you had your ginger juice today? If not, here’s the reason why you should.
A weak digestive system gives rise to a host of issues including gastric trouble, acid reflux, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, weight gain, diabetics, constipation and even autoimmune diseases like eczema, inflammation and allergies.
The good news is that all of these issues can be healed using this magic herb – the Ginger!
Ginger is a magic herb because research indicates its health and healing benefits are beyond compare. It not only heals and revitalizes your entire digestive and excretory system; it also fights bacteria, improves immunity, burns fat, relieves migraines, reduces inflammation, regulates hormone levels, reduces fatigue, lowers bad cholesterol, aids blood flow and stops cancer growth. Isn’t that amazing?
Given all these unbelievable benefits, if you are still not including ginger in your diet, you must re-consider.
Simple methods to include ginger in your diet
Here are two simple methods to include ginger in your daily diet:
Recipe 1: Ginger water
Peel a ginger root and grate it using a medium grater. Place the grated ginger in a strainer and squeeze the juice out using a spoon (Alternatively, you can use a juicer to take the juice out).
Dilute the ginger juice with water depending on how strong/mild you like it. You can also add a pinch of salt to enhance taste. If you find this hard to drink, consider adding lemon juice (or any other citrus fruit juice) instead of plain water.
Store this water in a mason jar and sip this water multiple times a day.
Here’s a video illustrating the process:
Recipe 2: Ginger tea
If you are habituated to drinking tea in the morning, consider adding ginger juice to your tea.
To make ginger tea, cut the ginger root into small cubes. Submerge these cubes in boiling water, cover with a lid and let it simmer for around 15 minutes. Strain the mixture into a tea cup.
At this point, you have the option to drink the concoction as it is or dip a tea bag to make actual tea. If you do not want to use actual tea, consider squeezing half a lemon and a bit of salt to enhance the taste. Some people also like to add honey or maple syrup to add flavor to their ginger tea.
Keep this tea in the fridge and have it any time you feel like.
When to drink ginger juice?
To get maximum benefits, drink ginger juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. You can also drink ginger juice after every one of your meals.
Ginger can be safely included in your daily diet.
Ginger’s amazing benefits
Here are just some of the benefits that ginger can have on your digestive and excretory systems:
#1: Aids digestion and absorption
Ginger helps in stimulating digestive acids and thereby aids digestion and reduces bloating, colic and IBS related issues. In addition to improving digestion, it helps soothe the intestinal tract and can also help in proper absorption of vital nutrients.
#2: Reduces damage caused from oxidative stress
Ginger contains extremely high levels of antioxidants that help reduce damage caused to your body from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been known to cause early aging, gene damage and damage to proteins and molecules.
#3: Helps relieve flatulence
Ginger is well known as a natural carminative, and has been used since ages for elimination of gas and bloating.
#4: Reduces heardburn & acid reflux
Ginger can help prevent heartburn and acid reflux by reducing inflammation of the esophagus and preventing acid to get back into the esophagus. It is also known to kill bacteria that cause acid reflux.
#5: Helps manage blood pressure & blood sugar levels
Some research also indicates that ginger being a natural blood thinner can aid in reducing blood pressure and even lower blood sugar levels. This property of ginger boosts blood flow and also helps in alleviating headaches, PMS related symptoms and bad cholesterol.
#6: Reduces inflammation
Ginger also contains anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that reduce inflammation and pain. Inflammation leads to a whole range of diseases that include asthma, arthritis, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Try including ginger in your diet for 30 days and you will be amazed with the results!