Ginger is an ancient spice and an important ingredient in Asian cuisine. It has been used for thousands of years because of its medicinal properties and flavour. It has also been classified as a superfood because of its health benefits.
DH lists out some of the health benefits of ginger:
It is helpful in treating nausea.
Can treat cold.
Helps with digestion.
Protects the liver.
Accelerates weight loss.
Relieves muscle pain.
Helpful in treating menstrual cramps.
It is a good detox agent.
Aids in blood sugar regulation.
Here are some tasty ginger-based drinks that you can make at home:
Ginger Lime -- Grate a one-inch piece of ginger into a cup of warm water. Squeeze the juice of one or two limes -- according to taste -- into it. This drink is helpful in detoxifying the body, increasing metabolism, and losing weight. Start your day right by drinking a glass of this first thing in the morning.
Ginger Cucumber -- Peel an inch of ginger and boil it in a cup of water. Remove the ginger, add some honey to sweeten the mix, if desired, and add a few slices of cucumber and ice to your glass after the drink has cooled. This drink helps in weight loss, can boost the immune system, is filled with antioxidants, and may even prevent cancer.
Ginger Green Tea -- Peel and grate an inch of ginger and boil it in one cup of water. Place a green tea bag into the ginger-water and allow it to steep for two-three minutes. Add honey as a sweetener, if desired. This drink will not only boost metabolism but it will also reduce the amount of fat absorbed from food.