Water for Wellness: Harness the Power of Ginger

Water for Wellness: Harness the Power of Ginger

Beyond its unique and strong taste, ginger has powerful benefits. Its medicinal properties has made the flowering plant a mainstay for hundreds of years. With high levels of Vitamin C, Magnesium and antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties, ginger is the perfect addition to your diet. It's known to reduce nausea, detox the body and relieve congestion. Plus, it has a delicious, distinct flavor. 

It's also very easy to add to your diet. If you're an avid tea drinker, have a craving for a warm beverage or feel under the weather, ginger tea is a simple and healthy choice. 

Ingredients:

  • 4 1-inch pieces of fresh ginger that have been peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • Honey (optional)
  • A cinnamon stick (optional)

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Steps:

  1. Peel and slice your fresh ginger 
  2. Fill a small pot with filtered water and bring the water to boil
  3. Add in the fresh ginger and a cinnamon stick (optional)
  4. Reduce to low heat and let the ingredients simmer for 5-10 minutes
  5. Strain the mixture and discard of the ginger
  6. Add lemon and honey (optional)
  7. Let the tea cool to your desired temperature
  8. Enjoy!

Water for Wellness is a biweekly series highlighting simple water-based recipes with potential health benefits.

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