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Health Tips 4 health benefits of drinking ginger water

Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world.

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Ginger,  one of the healthiest spices in the world, is also loaded with many health benefits.

For centuries, its healing powers have been embraced by countless cultures. This root packs a powerful nutritional punch and is loaded with minerals including potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. It is also high in vitamins C, A and E.

Ginger water is made from four simple yet powerful ingredients; water, lemon, raw honey, and ginger.

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  • Aids weight loss

Did you know being overweight can lead to heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some cancers? Ginger is a natural ingredient that aids weight loss when you add it to your diet.

It can speed up the metabolism, leading to calorie-burning. It can also help keep you feeling full for longer, reducing your overall calorie intake.

  •  Relieves Gas

Drinking ginger water is the only economical and tested remedy for relieving gas. Gas can be embarrassing at the wrong times. Drink a cup of ginger tea before you go to sleep to let it work its magic overnight while you’re sleeping. It should act to clear out your digestive system and neutralize the problem from inside.

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  • Fights cancer

According to researchers, ginger contains a compound called 6-gingerol which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities.

Adding ginger to your diet can help prevent new cancer cells from forming and destroy active ones. It’s also beneficial for people who are already on cancer treatments since ginger has been known to prevent the toxic effects of cancer drugs.

  • Ginger water is good for your brain

Ginger contains a compound called 6-shogaol, which protects your brain, keeping it healthy by inhibiting the release of rogue chemicals which damage neurons in either vivo or vitro models.

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