There are man health benefits of ginger-lemon water. Every weekend I mix up a jug of ginger-lemon water to make sure it’s ready to go for the morning. Why do I do this you might ask? Well, we all know we need to drink more water but I want my water to do more than just hydrate. To top it off, in my first cup in the morning I add 1 shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.
Ginger has an incredible amount of health properties and lemon does more than adding a kick of flavor. Keep reading to find out exactly what ginger and lemon can do for your body.
What is ginger? Why is it so good for you?
- Ginger contains antioxidants that prevent cell damage.
- Acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory.
- Eases menstrual cramps.
- Treats nausea.
- Regulates blood sugar.
- Treats indigestion.
Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In fact, it has one of the highest properties of antioxidants when compared to other foods.
Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress, a process that is associated with diseases like cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Oxidative stress occurs when there are too many free radicals — molecules naturally produced by metabolic processes — in the body. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress, thereby protecting the body from disease.
Why is lemon good for you?
- Promotes hydration. …
- Good source of vitamin C. …
- Supports weight loss. …
- Improves your skin quality. …
- Aids digestion. …
- Freshens breath. …
- Helps prevent kidney stones.
My Ginger-Lemon Water Recipe:
2 Ginger Cloves Shredded in a pitcher
Juice of 1 lemon
Fill pitcher with water and store it in the fridge overnight.
The next morning I fill my water cup with ice, place a strainer on top and pour the lemon-ginger water in the cup. Before it is completely full I add 1 shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.
To get all the health benefits of this ginger-lemon water recipe, make sure you let the water sit overnight before drinking!