Although coffee is still the most popular morning drink worldwide, each day more and more people are turning toward healthier varieties, such as green tea, or even better ginger tea.
Ginger tea is actually one of the healthiest brews you can treat yourself to first thing in the morning. It provides a wide array of health benefits including:
1# It Boosts Your Immune System
Ginger contains two active substances – gingerol and shogaol, both of which provide strong antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
2# It’s a Strong Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Ginger is also abundant in numerous anti-inflammatory substances and compounds which relieve inflammatory joint and muscle pain.
3# It Improves Brain Function
Ginger keeps inflammation, oxidative stress and apoptosis (cell death) at bay, so, regular consumption of ginger tea can significantly improve cognitive performance and memory. It’s particularly beneficial for middle-aged women.
4# It Improves Blood Circulation
Ginger promotes proper blood flow and reduces symptoms of cardiovascular disease, including hypertension and high cholesterol levels. It’s extremely effective in removing arterial plaque and improving arterial health. In other words, it protects against heart attacks.
5# It Improves Digestion
One of the best-known benefits of ginger is improved digestion. Regular consumption of ginger tea not only supports proper digestion, but also improves absorption of nutrients, prevents a number of digestive issues such as nausea, constipation, damage to the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps.
6# It Provides Cancer-Fighting Properties
A number of studies have confirmed that ginger has cancer-fighting properties. In fact, this root inhibits cancer cell growth and survival. It’s particularly beneficial for pancreatic, prostate, bladder, skin, lung and liver cancers.
GINGER TEA RECIPE
What you need:
- 1 cup water
- 4-6 slices of raw ginger
- some organic honey
- a ceramic pan
Start by bringing the water to a boil. Make sure you’re using a ceramic pan. Add the ginger slices then reduce the heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes then remove from heat. When the brew cools, strain and add honey to taste.