The benefits of ginger water are wide-ranging, versatile and robust. The plant is native to Southeast Asia and is considered a common ingredient in food and medicine worldwide. According to Healthline, ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, meaning it can fight against germs, chemicals and poor diet that can harm your body. Ginger-infused water drinks can also act as natural anti-nausea and digestive aids, as well as help to balance blood sugar levels and promote natural weight loss. Knowing all these perks to ginger, the real question is how to make ginger water. Here are some various ways you can make ginger-infused water.
For those days you’re feeling under the weather, try sipping on some hot ginger-honey tea. All you need is ginger, honey and water. Peel a thumb’s worth of fresh ginger, then slice into one-inch cubes. Use the back of a knife to smash the ginger and release the flavors. Then place the ginger and a tablespoon of honey in a large mug and steep in hot boiling water for about 10 minutes. The hot tea with the honey can work to soothe your throat while the ginger helps to open up your sinuses and revamp your body back to a healthy state.
If you’re looking for a refreshing drink to sip on that’s packed with thirst-quenching ingredients and ginger benefits, look no further than mint-pineapple ginger water. Take a large pitcher and drop in four cups of sliced pineapple rings, a handful of fresh mint sprigs that have been slightly crushed and about a cup of smashed ginger slices. Add two quarts of water and refrigerate for about four hours to let the ingredients infuse flavor into the water. Before serving, stir the drink, strain it, and pour over ice.
While ginger can be a medicine in and of itself, it’s effects can be even more powerful when paired with an apple and lemon, which is famous for its detoxifying magic. Peel and slice two lemons and two apples. Add them to a large glass jar, preferably with a water spout for pouring. Peel, cube and smash two thumb’s worth of ginger and throw into the mix. Add liquid stevia, to taste, for a touch of sweetness. Fill the water to the top and allow the magic trio of ingredients to infuse overnight before drinking.
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