When we face common health problems such as colds, stomach aches and wind in our body, One of the most common ‘traditional’ treatments is to drink ginger water whenever we’re feeling unwell or if we ever face any common sickness such as colds, stomachaches or even problem with our digestive system.

Ginger promotes warmth through the esophagus and is good for general health.

Just a glass of ginger water every day can help strengthen your digestive system and prevent indigestion, nausea, and heartburn.

For pregnancy, a teaspoon of mint juice, lemon juice, and a tablespoon of honey mixed with ginger water can relieve morning sickness and help you to feel better.

Ginger is effective too for those who want to fight against Alzheimer’s. Here are some of the benefits of drinking ginger water that you may not know. After reading this, it can be a practice to drink ginger water as one of your health care routine.

  • Good for digestion

Drink a glass of warm ginger water daily to strengthen your digestive system. When your stomach feels uncomfortable,  boil the ginger in the water or use ginger powder which is commonly found at the market and drink it.

For pregnant women, ginger water can also reduce nausea or morning sickness. Just mix one tablespoon of mint, lemon juice, one tablespoon of honey, and ginger water.

  • Balance blood sugar levels

The use of ginger water helps to reduce sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. A 2015 study found 3 grams of ginger powder daily helped diabetics to improve their glycemic index.

In addition, another study found that ginger is useful in reducing blood sugar levels ifor those with diabetes.

  • Relieve the symptoms of PMS

Do you often feel uncomfortable during menstruation? Ginger can help relieve the pain.

NYU Langine Gastroenterologist, Lisa Ganjhu, said ginger contains anti-inflammatory components that can relieve pain during menstruation, also known as meningitis.

  • Fight Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the nerves and affects the central nervous system. Scientific evidence shows that ginger can slow down the process of deterioration of brain cells.

This is because the antioxidant component of ginger responds to inflammation in the brain.

  • Anti-nausea

Nausea can happen to anyone and ginger can be used as medicine. It can be caused by ‘morning sickness’ in pregnant women and chemotherapy patients.

Ginger speeds up the process of emptying the stomach by removing the trapped material to the small intestine more efficiently. However, the use of ginger in pregnant women is better if it is accompanied by medical consultation.

By Nurul
8th May 2020 14:47

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