Coffee and tea are the two most popular drinks worldwide. When it comes to tea, the healthiest are considered to be ginger or green tea. You’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of green tea, but what about ginger tea? If you’re not familiar with its medicinal properties, we’ve prepared a list of the best ones:
- It encourages proper digestion-regular intake of ginger improves the absorption of nutrients and prevents digestive problems like constipation, diarrhea, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and damages of the gastrointestinal tract.
- It strengthens the immune system-gingerol and shogaol, two active ingredients in ginger, have powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral characteristics.
- It betters the functioning of the brain-ginger is known to prevent oxidative stress, apoptosis, and inflammation. Therefore, when regularly consumed, it betters the overall memory and cognitive performance. It’s highly beneficial for middle-aged women as well.
- It fights off cancer-according to studies; ginger prevents cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells. It’s highly effective in case of bladder, liver, skin, lung, prostate, and pancreatic cancer.
- It has anti-inflammatory characteristics- they alleviate muscle ache and joint inflammation.
- It betters the blood flow-by improving the circulation; ginger reduces the chances of hypertension and high cholesterol levels. What’s more, it can eliminate arterial plaque and better the health of the arteries.
GINGER TEA RECIPE
You will need:
6 slices of raw ginger
A cup of water
A ceramic pan
Preparation: First, boil the water in the pan and add the slices of ginger and reduce the heat. Leave it to simmer for 15 minutes and then remove the pan from the stove. When it cools down, strain it and add a bit of organic honey for sweeter taste.