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Ginger Tea Health Benefits

health benefits of ginger tea

 

Ginger is a herb that has a lot of health benefits but it is used worldwide mostly  as a spice.
Various studies have shown that ginger is very effective in the treatment of many health problems.

It is found to be very effective remedy for colds.
It also lowers bad cholesterol, regulates blood pressure and can reduce the risk of various heart diseases.

Ginger can be used fresh, powdered, as oil or as a tea.

Ginger tea can’t do wonders in losing weight, but with proper nutrition and proper exercise can help you lose weight and speeds up the metabolism.

Benefits of ginger tea on weight loss

Ginger tea helps you feel full and reduces appetite which reduces daily foodconsumption and does not create negative effects on health. Ginger has almost no calories but still raises the body temperature and helps speed up the metabolism. This way the body burns more fat than usual.

How to use ginger tea for weight loss?
It is important to drink 200 ml/7 fl oz of ginger tea 15-20 minutes before meals.  Ginger tea keeps your appetite under control. Ginger can be combined with other ingredients and herbs such as lemon and mint.

Preparation of ginger tea

health benefits of ginger tea

 

Tea made from ginger root

Ingredients:

  • ginger root (3-5 cm / 1.2 – 2 in length)
  • 1 L / 34 fl oz of water
  •  you can add honey/lemon/mint

In  boiling water add the chopped ginger root. Cook for another 5-6 minutes. Strain the tea and add honey/lemon/mint for  taste.

Tea made from ginger powder

Ingredients:

  •      ginger powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  •      200 ml / 7 fl oz water
  •      you can add honey/lemon/mint

In boiling water add the ginger powder. Cook for another  3 minutes. Strain the tea and add honey/lemon/mint  for taste.


Researches and references

Young HY, Liao JC, Chang YS, et al. Synergistic effect of ginger and nifedipine on human platelet aggregation: a study in hypertensive patients and normal volunteers. Am J Chin Med. 2006;34:545-51.Srivastava KC, Mustafa T. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and rheumatic disorders. Med Hypotheses 1989;29:25-8. View abstract.

Thomson M, Al-Qattan KK, Al-Sawan SM, et al. The use of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) as a potential anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic agent. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2002;67:475-8.


 

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