ginger is high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-microbial (helps kill bacteria). it also stimulates circulation which means it helps to cleanse and detoxify the blood, helps to lower cholesterol, may help to prevent heart attacks, relieves indigestion, excellent for nausea, vomiting and motion sickness, helps with constipation, helps with hot flashes, relieves headaches, reduces arthritic pain, and supports kidney health. ginger is also high in potassium which makes it alkalinizing, helping to reset the metabolism.
here are some refreshing ways that i use ginger for it’s beneficial properties, and also as a great way to increase my hydration levels.
Ginger Iced Tea
fill a pot with clean water. add ginger to the pot. bring the water to a boil, then turn off the heat and cover. i like to let it sit on the stove with the heat off all day so it becomes really strong. (i will do it in the morning before i leave the house)
a few hours later, when the water has cooled down, strain the ginger water into a pitcher. add a few drops of stevia if you wish for natural sweetness, and then squeeze some fresh lemon into the mixture (half to 1 whole lemon depending on your preference.) make sure you use FRESH lemons and not from a bottle as it has chemicals added to it.
store in fridge if you would like it nice and cold. also good as a hot tea.
sometimes i like to add SPARKLING WATER and lime instead of lemon, and i call it ginger beer!!
REFRESHING, HYDRATING, HEALTHY…..of course! enjoy!