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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Lemon Ginger Tea

     Both lemon and ginger have energy-boosting properties and serve as antioxidants and immune booster and they both stimulate the metabolism. 
     Lemon-ginger tea is an infusion of lemon juice and ginger root rather than actual tea and it has many benefits. 
     Ginger has a very powerful active ingredient, named zingiber, which is able to eliminate bacterial pathogens that often attack the stomach and cause digestive dysfunction.  According to a study published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, ginger will soothe nausea and eliminate vomiting. It also promotes effective digestion and nutrient absorption. Lemon is linked to reducing indigestion and heartburn. 
     Taken together they improve concentration and cognition, sooth nerves and improving mood and the antioxidant effects mean less oxidative stress and a lower chance of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 
     Together they promote skin health according to a study by Dr. Petko Denev of th Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. You can drink the tea or apply it topically to irritated patches of skin. 
     Ginger is a stimulate the metabolism so it can also help to satiate the feelings of hunger. A glass of lemon ginger tea in the morning can help those who are trying to lose weight, primarily by adding extra calorie-burning to their day and suppressing the desire to snack between meals. 
     Both lemon and ginger are known as immune system aids, so if suffering from a cold or flu, drinking 1-2 cups daily will quickly improve symptoms and reduce irritation of of respiratory tract. Ginger's natural anti-inflammatory nature not only reduces irritation, swelling, and inflammation, but can also function as an analgesic. Therefore drinking a cup of lemon ginger tea can help with relief from body pain, menstrual cramps, illness, and surgeries. 
     Ginger is an effective in blood sugar regulation. It works by optimizing the release of insulin and blood sugar in your body, dangerous spikes and drops in blood sugar that can lead to diabetes or can affect someone already diagnosed with it.  
     You can buy tea bags, but it's very easy and simple to make plus it tastes better.

1) 4 cups boiling water 
2) 2-inch piece ginger root, thinly sliced 
3) 1 lemon, sliced 

Remove boiling water from heat. Add sliced ginger and lemon to hot water. Allow to steep for about 20 minutes. Strain. Serve warm or cold. Add honey if desired.

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