There are some major health benefits to it!
If you are a tea fanatic, then ginger tea might already be on your list of favorite teas. But did you know the warm drink also has some benefits for your health? This will make your morning cup of tea taste even better!
If your stomach is acting up, grabbing a cup of ginger tea might just be the remedy that you need! Ginger has calming effects on your stomach. It can also help with motion sickness and if you experience morning sickness, ginger tea can help you out too. So if you want to give your stomach a little pick-me-up, heat up some water, get a ginger root and enjoy that steaming hot cup of deliciousness.
Ginger does not only calm your stomach, it also calms your nerves. If you are struggling with stress (and who isn’t these days?) a cup of ginger tea can help calm you down. Ginger has soothing properties that influence your body ánd your mind in a positive way. According to BBC Good Food, a study in 2017 found that ginger can even reduce blood pressure. If this also works for ginger tea is debatable, but it couldn’t hurt to add a little to your tea anyway (unless you already have low blood pressure, of course).
If you always have a cold and feel like you’re sick all the time, you might benefit from adding a little ginger spice to your tea. According to some research, ginger tea can strengthen your immune system, making you more resistant to infections, colds and flu.
The last benefit we want to share with you, is ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger contains gingerol, a phytonutrient, which has anti-inflammatory effects. When you drink ginger tea, you’ll get a number of different vitamins, minerals and amino acids that might actually help support a healthy blood circulation, resulting in oxygen flowing to the different cells in your body. All of that will help provide a healthy microbiome. And a healthy microbiome means a more healthy body!
If you don’t love ginger already, you will now!
Also read: Grow your own ginger? It’s a piece of cake!
Source: Marie Claire, BBC Good Food | Image: Unsplash, Dominik Martin