Green tea or coffee are the most popular morning beverages for millions of people. But, aside from these drinks, you should know that there are other beverages you can drink in the morning which can be even more beneficial for your health.
Ginger tea is rich in antioxidants and has numerous health benefits. Here are some of them:
- Strengthens the immune system
Ginger contains 2 active substances – gingerol and shogaol, which can strengthen your immune system thanks to their powerful antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties.
- Anti-inflammatory effects
Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which can reduce inflammation in the body and protect you from many diseases.
- Improves the brain function
Consuming ginger regularly will improve your memory and cognitive performance, which is why ginger tea is recommended for middle-aged women and the elderly. The tea will also prevent inflammation, oxidative stress and other problems.
- Improves circulation
Ginger will improve your blood circulation and prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. It will keep you safe from high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases, while significantly reducing the risk of heart attacks.
- Improves digestion
Ginger can improve the absorption of nutrients and treat symptoms such as indigestion, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, etc.
- Protects from cancer
According to numerous studies, there is increasing evidence that ginger can prevent the growth of cancer cells and is especially effective against skin, liver, bladder and pancreatic cancer.
Here’s how to prepare a cup of ginger tea:
4-6 slices of ginger
A cup of water
Pour the water in a saucepan and let it boil, then add the ginger and reduce the heat. Continue boiling for another 15 minutes, then pour the tea into a cup, leave it to cool down, add the honey and enjoy.