You have probably heard about the health benefits of lemon water. But, did you know that consuming ginger water on a daily basis could also help treat many common ailments?
Many scientific studies have found that ginger could be as effective as ibuprofen, i.e., a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug used to provide pain relief. Unlike pharmaceutical painkillers, including ibuprofen, ginger water does not come with adverse side effects. It is a well-known fact that ibuprofen could result in damage to your intestines and stomach.
Health Benefits of Ginger Water
Consuming ginger water could help soothe knee pain, menstrual cramps, and osteoarthritis symptoms.
Moreover, the regular consumption of this beverage can also boost your digestion. Furthermore, it helps prevent nausea when you are ill as well as prevent nausea in pregnant women. The potent antioxidants found in ginger can help prevent vertigo, colds, and flu.
That’s not all, these antioxidants have also been proven to help prevent or treat cancer because of their ability to suppress tumor necrosis factor alpha, also referred to as pro-inflammatory TNF-α. It is actually a cell-signaling protein, which plays a role in inflammation throughout your body. It has been associated with cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Ginger water may help suppress this cell-signaling protein, which means that it may also help fight off many other diseases.
Specifically, drinking ginger water has also been proven to help decrease the risk of developing heart disease. In addition, it may also help reduce LDL (low-density lipid cholesterol or bad) cholesterol levels. Raised LDL cholesterol levels can result in a condition known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a condition characterized by a plaque build-up in the arteries.
Homemade Ginger Water Recipe
Things You Will Need:
- One to two inches of fresh ginger root
- Some raw, organic honey
- Half a lemon
- Two to three cups of water
- Grate the ginger root into a bowl.
- Next, you should add the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon and the water.
- Add the raw, organic honey and allow it to sit for about five minutes with occasional stirring.
- Then, strain it into a glass.
Sip this beverage throughout the day to help you feel better when you are sick or to help prevent disease.
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