The main ingredient in our recipe, which will reduce inflammation, migraines and pain, is ginger. This amazing Indian herb has a variety of benefits and therefore is used as an addition in every diet.
The antioxidant compounds that ginger contains are the following: gingerols, beta-carotene, capsaicin, caffeic acid, curcumin and salicylate.
When it comes to nutrients and vitamins, ginger is also well known for the great amount of carbohydrates, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin B6.
Ginger will help you with the following health problems:
- Digestive problems
Ginger is known for its phenolic compound which relieves any digestive problems and irritations, reduces the bloating, increases the production of saliva and bile and also eases the movement of the food and fluids through the GI tract. It is also a remedy that fights constipation and balances your whole digestive system.
Any nausea or vomiting problems will be instantly relieved if you drink our Ginger Ale Recipe. It is especially recommended for pregnant women who might experience morning sickness, or patients undergoing a cancer treatment.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, so it inhibits and stops the formation of inflammatory compounds. According to a study, published in the journal “Cancer Prevention Research”, ginger has shown to reduce markers of inflammation in the colon within a month. It is also beneficial and works well for reducing the inflammation that causes osteoarthritis.
- Pain Reduction
A study conducted at the University of Georgia, has shown how ginger reduces exercise-induced muscle pain by 25%. It has also been shown that it works well in reducing the pain women experience during the menstrual cycle, and daily consumption has helped up to 83% of the women.
- Cold and Flu Prevention
Preparing yourself some ginger tea will strengthen your immune system and will help you fight colds and flu. The daily dose is 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea throughout the day, while we recommend you to have the first cup of tea on an empty stomach in order to absorb the nutrients better and get optimal results.
Ginger Ale Recipe
- 2 cups of peeled and chopped ginger
- Raw honey
- 4 cups of water
- Some sparkling water
- 2 juiced limes
- Lime wedge for garnish
Pour the 4 glasses of water into a pot and bring them to a boiling point. Afterwards, add the ginger in the pot and reduce the heat to a medium-low, while letting the ginger sit in the water for about 5 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat and strain it using a kitchen strainer. Therefore you will remove the ginger and will keep the hot ginger infused water content.
To serve this drink you should combine 1 part of ginger water with 3 parts of sparkling water and add some cubes of ice. To get a sweet taste, you should add raw honey or lime juice to your drink.
Enjoy your ginger drink!