In today’s world, we face increasing amounts of chemicals than ever before. It’s present in our food, household products and even in the air (1).
In addition to toxins in our environment, our bodies are also filled with internal toxins caused by stress hormones, emotional disturbances, anxiety and negative emotions, all creating free radicals that wreck our health.
With all of this going on inside your body, you may also find yourself looking bloated, tired and fatigued (2).
Fortunately, the use of ginger lemon tea can help fight these unwanted physical effects by stimulating the digestive tract, removing toxins from the body, restoring appetite, and reducing allergies (3).
Ginger lemon tea is also a simple all natural way to boost your body’s immune system and has been used by ayurvedic practices for centuries. Some Ayurveda texts recommend using the tea daily to restore energy (4).
The tea also combines the many benefits of hot lemon water, recommended by many to be incorporated as a part of your daily morning routine. The tea’s strong flavor will naturally boost your circulation as well as stimulate the salivary glands and intestines (5).
Here’s a simple recipe for potent ginger tea:
- 2 inches (5 cm) ginger root
- 4 cups (1 L) filter water
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) organic lemon juice
- 1-2 tsp (5 ml) whole stevia leaf or honey
- Finely chop ginger root and boil in filtered water for at least 20 minutes.
- Add in lemon juice, stevia or honey to sweeten.
- This tea can be served either hot or cold.
Starting your day with ginger lemon tea jump starts and hydrates the lymphatic system. The warm water immediately starts the hydration process in your body, and the ginger helps to further eliminate waste through the lymph glands, colon, and bladder that have accumulated overnight (6).
The tea also helps manage blood sugar levels. Drinking ginger lemon tea on a daily basis can help reduce kidney damage that comes as a result of diabetes. Ginger contains zinc, which is known to play a major role in the production and secretion of insulin.
Ginger and lemon tea also has the ability to fight off salmonella and other bacterial infections thanks to ginger’s active ingredient, zingiber, which boosts your immune system (7).
Finally, ginger lemon tea is a strong secret weapon against bloating. The superfood combo helps reduce water retention and helps relieve unwanted bloating.