The ginger originated in Asia where has been used as a spice and an herbal medicine for thousands of years. Ginger tea, or sometimes called ginger water, is easily prepared by just boiling the root in water and straining it. The ginger has a lot health benefits. The ginger tea is very potent treatment for the weight loss, but is beneficial for number of health issues also.
To prepare the tea put 1liter or 1 1/2 liters of water in a pan and add tinny sliced ginger root. Put it on a low heat and let it simmer for fifteen minutes. Strain it afterwards. Recommended dosage is one liter of tea per day. Best ways to consume it is to store the tea in a thermos and consume it during a daytime. For a better result consume ginger tea for a period of minimum six months.
Health benefits of ginger water:
– It is an antioxidant;
-It normalizes the levels of cholesterol;
– Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties;
– Ginger protects against and prevents cancer;
Ginger water decreases inflammation, joint swelling, and pain from rheumatic pain and osteoarthritis. So far it has been proven by numerous studies that it has potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger is known to successfully prevent sickness and relieve nausea. Therefore it is used as a remedy that treats vomiting and nausea caused by various reasons, chemotherapy and pregnancy included. Ginger supplements taken regularly do reduce severe nausea induced by chemotherapy in cancer patients.
As antioxidant, ginger protects the body from free radicals. It has been confirmed by numerous research studies that both fresh and dried ginger has potent antioxidant properties.
Protects against cancer
Ginger is effective in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, and prevention against cancer. Its antioxidant properties help to decrease the spread of and kill substances that can cause cancer. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as proven by science, slow down the development of certain cancers.
Excellent for weight loss
Ginger will help you to keep your weight under control. The Ayurveda practices, as well as many studies done by scientists have confirmed its effectiveness. A study done on rats proved that overweight in rats that took gingerol (a ginger compound) was solved after thirty days of treatment with ginger supplement. These rats also showed improved levels of both sugar and leptin (leptin is responsible for feeling of fullness and satisfaction after meals.
Ginger supplement, as confirmed by science, suppresses the obesity which is induced by a high-fat diet. In addition, it significantly improves blood cholesterol levels. At the same time it helps with food digestion.
The stress and the hormonal changes usually result in spikes in cortisol levels, which afterwards throws out of balance the immune system and the metabolism. Raised cortisol levels contribute to weight gain. With ginger consumption internal balance and well-being is provided in addition to weight loss.
Before your meal, you should chew a tiny piece of ginger to stimulate the digestion, regulate the metabolism, to decrease the production of cortisone, and to increase the energy. You can also chop it in little pieces, add a bit of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Mix them altogether and consume few small pinches of this mixture. It will help you to control appetite and will improve digestion.
Use ginger as a spice or in any other way on a regular basis. Ginger is tasty and you don’t have to mix it with other food. Do not limit the ginger intake, especially before meal. Its health benefits are enhanced after six minutes of cooking.