For centuries, we humans have known about the healing properties and health benefits of ginger. The root is packed full of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium, while also being high in vitamins A, C, and E. It is also thought to block prostiglandins, which are responsible for muscle contractions, inflammation, and some hormones.
Potassium is good for your heart rate and blood pressure. The high dose of antioxidants is also known to help with heartburn.
Ginger helps to fight off migraines because of its ability to settle upset stomachs and nausea, common symptoms of migraines. The blocking of prostiglandins stops the muscle contractions that bring on migraines too.
Gingerol is the active constituent of ginger and is responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties that aid in joint and muscle pain. This coupled with the antioxidants can significantly help pain associated with conditions such as arthritis.
Ginger water is a simple, healthy and delicious way you can get the full amount of benefits in the fewest steps. So if you’re a sufferer of migraines, heartburn, joint or muscle pain, then check out this recipe you can make in less than 1 minute!
2-inch piece of ginger
3 cups water
Grate the ginger using a zester
Add 2-3 cups of water with the half lemon juice
Stir in about a spoonful of honey
Enjoy as many times as you like throughout the day!