Ginger is one of my go to super foods. When I found out I had silent reflux, after I decided to get off acid reducers, ginger lemon and honey is what I used to fix my reflux .
Drinking a hot cup of tea has many health benefits, aside from just making you feel great! A cup of tea (or two or three, LOL) a day not only makes you feel soothed and relaxed, it can also energize you and kick-start your day.
Are you ready to start your tea-adventure? Then start with ginger and lemon tea which is not only a great choice of drink every day, it is also a great alternative to coffee!
If you are a non-coffee drinker then you are on the right track, and if coffee is something you can’t live without, maybe switching to tea every so often would be a great idea too!
If you like to get really crazy like I do, then trying stepping it up even further and add turmeric to your ginger lemon tea. It is the bomb.
I used to try different sleepy time teas but they always made me feel off. I love my turmeric ginger lemon tea.
If you want a tea already done for you. Tulsi has a great turmeric ginger and lemon ginger. Unfortunately they don’t have one with all three together.
Lemon ginger tea is an caffeine free, aromatic tea which gives you a ton of health benefits inside and out–meaning it does not only provide benefits to your health but also radiates a healthy glow on your skin, hair and body.
Here are some of the health benefits of ginger and drinking ginger lemon tea:
- Lemon ginger tea is health-tea!
- Gastrointestinal problems
Ginger is an excellent remedy for nausea. In fact, studies have shown that it’s more effective than over the counter remedies. So if you ever start to feel sick and nauseous, brew up a cup of ginger lemon tea and the symptoms will rapidly melt away.
- Boosts Your Immunity
Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants and immune boosting agents. This could also help you prevent getting a cold, flu or cough.
- Heart health
Lemon ginger tea helps the heart function properly, helping the flow of blood through the arteries and veins and even preventing blood clots. I know this one for-sure, because my daughter is on blood thinners and ginger is on the list for her to not really have in any great quantity, because it too thins the blood.
Improved Blood Circulation
Drinking lemon ginger tea on a daily basis enhances your blood circulation. This ensures that all the cells and vital organs in your body have a steady, consistent supply of oxygen flowing to them. It also helps your body remove waste materials and prevents them from accumulating in your cells and vital organs.
Improved Nutrient Absorption
Just as consuming ginger tea regularly increases the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from the foods you eat, so does consuming lemon ginger tea. The nutrients in food support your body in countless ways and by getting more of them from the foods you eat you can enhance your energy levels, ensure that your vital organs remain healthy and functional, protect against chronic disease and much more.
- Reduced Inflammation
Inflammation is an unpleasant condition that can affect any area of your body and cause them to become painful, red and swollen. Lemon Ginger tea reduces inflammation within the body and is a great remedy if you’re suffering from pain, swelling or redness in your muscles or joints. In addition to this, lemon ginger tea has a soothing effect on inflammatory disorders such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis.
Protection Against Irritable Bowel Syndrome
One final benefit of drinking ginger lemon tea daily is that it protects against irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a condition where a person suffers from abdominal pain at least three times per month for a period of three months or more. People who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome experience a number of negative side effects which include abdominal pain and cramps, irregular bowel movements, constipation and diarrhea.
The good news is that studies have shown ginger tea can soothe the pain and other negative symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome and make it much more manageable for sufferers.
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Lemon ginger tea is beau-tea-ful!
- Glowing Skin
This vitamin and antioxidant-packed tea is why this drink helps you achieve #NOFILTERSELFIE! These vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants improves skin health and also gives antibacterial benefits which can prevent skin infections and help clear up skin.
- Hair growth
Lemon ginger tea also helps in hair growth as the vitamins and minerals also support your scalp, making your hair stronger and shinier.
- Healthy weight
This tea can also help in your venture of weight loss because drinking this can reduce the feeling of hunger and increase insulin. Also it reduces the level of fat in your body, increasing your metabolism and burning more calories.
- Glowing Skin
Drinking this every day can improve your system in no time!
Making Lemon Ginger Tea
Making lemon ginger tea does not require rocket science measurements. All you need is water and some other ingredients you can easily find in your local market. There are some of the variations of making this tea. Read on and opt for the one you prefer the most.
1. Basic Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
A soothing tea with a dash of sweetness, a tinge of sourness and a touch of spiciness! To achieve this taste all you will need are 3 ingredients: honey, lemon, ginger and of course, hot water. First, cut the lemon in half to squeeze one half of its juice into a cup or mug. Second, peel the ginger and grate it. Add it into the mug with the lemon juice, then add hot water and honey to taste.
2. Anti-inflammatory Lemon Ginger Tea
Make a Basic Honey Lemon Ginger tea and add a pinch or two or turmeric powder. This blend will enhance the drink’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
3. Nostalgic Lemon Ginger Tea
Similar to the first two blends, to make this you have to mix in a stick of cinnamon in your mug or tea pot. This brings a different aroma and taste to the tea just like Christmas where you just want to relax, read a book and sip a warm cup of tea!
If you are focusing on weight loss you can use any of the blends, but you should drink at least two cups a day –one in the morning and the other at night. It is also advisable to take this 30 minutes before a meal.
Drinking lemon ginger tea on an empty stomach in the morning can help in digestion and food absorption.
Lemon ginger tea is a wonderful concoction that has so many health benefits. Always remember though, all these benefits can be gained through the help of disciplining yourself and following a healthy diet.
If you want these benefits, grab your mug and make some lemon ginger tea to have a tea-rrific day!