5 health benefits of ginger tea women should be enjoying

There are some health benefits of ginger tea women should be enjoying as 2020 unfolds. Ginger is one of the spices you shouldn’t joke with on your weight loss journey.

Ginger has been used for decades to spice food and treat ailments. This common spice we see around us everyday adds flavor to different foods but most importantly, it is also an ancient herbal remedy for some ailments.

Drinking ginger tea may help women lose weight and prevent cancer. Here are some benefits of drinking ginger tea:

Relieves nausea 

Some experts believe the active components in ginger — volatile oils and phenol compounds called gingerols — can help relieve nausea caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy, or surgery.

To be on a safe side, women should check with their doctors before using ginger after surgery, as it may interfere with clotting.

Lowers blood pressure 

When consumed, ginger tea lowers blood pressure, relieves heartburn, prevents heart attack, prevents blood clots, improve circulation and lowers cholesterol.

Weight and blood sugar control
According to a 2012 study from Columbia University involving 10 overweight men, it was discovered that drinking hot ginger tea (in this case, ginger powder dissolved in hot water) increased their feelings of fullness and reduced hunger.

Ginger tea may help improve blood sugar control, reduce A1C, insulin, and triglycerides among people with type 2 diabetes, and help with weight loss.

Ginger tea may help promote weight loss when combined with a healthy diet and moderate exercise.

Health benefits of ginger tea

Pain reliever

Ginger has been used to treat inflammation for centuries and according to several studies, this spice helps relieve pain from osteoarthritis of the knee in particular.

Ginger tea may also help alleviate headaches, menstrual cramps, sore muscles, and other types of pain.

Immune system support and cancer prevention

It’s believed that the antioxidants in ginger can help strengthen your immunity and reduce stress. Inhaling the steam from ginger tea may also help relieve nasal congestion and other respiratory issues from the common cold or environmental allergies.

Research has even shown that ginger tea may help prevent cancer. In laboratory research ginger has been shown to fight several different types of cancer cells, including pancreatric and colon cancer.

How to make ginger tea 

To make this healthy drink, you will need:

4 to 6 thin slices of peeled, raw ginger (add more slices for stronger ginger tea)

2 cups of water

Juice from half of a lime or lemon, and honey, but this is optional.

First, wash and scrub the ginger root. Then, peel the ginger and slice thinly. Fill a medium pot with 2 cups of water.

Place the ginger slices in the water and let boil gently for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how strong and spicy you like your tea.

Remove from heat. Add lime or lemon juice and honey to taste, if you desire.

Side effects of ginger tea

Like any other thing we consume, drinking ginger tea has some side effects but you are unlikely to experience these problems unless you consume very large amounts.

Bloating, heartburn, passing gas and nausea are some of the effects some people report after drinking ginger tea.

Since ginger may lower blood pressure and may have a blood thinning effect, people on blood thinners or blood pressure drugs, should consult their doctor before consuming extra ginger.

Is it advisable to drink ginger tea everyday?

It is safe to drink ginger tea every day, but most experts recommend that you do so in moderation. You can take one or two cups daily.

You are not doing this because ginger tea is harmful, but because it can cause unpleasant side effects like heartburn and upset stomach.

Should one take ginger tea before bed?

Although ginger aids digestion, drinking too much ginger tea can trigger upset stomach and loose stools in some people. Women should avoid drinking ginger tea before bed if they have insomnia or find out that it keeps them up.

Ladies, if you don’t have any health issue that might interfere with drinking ginger tea regularly, get this spice today and enjoy these outlined health benefits. Drink you way to good health and of course, weight loss.

Kate

I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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  1. Ebube says:

    Chai, I don’t like ginger oo

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