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Ginger water: the magic of ginger

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Ginger is not only a common ingredient in international cuisine and in the folk medicine of Asian and Near Eastern peoples. Many people also appreciate the lemony, hot-tasting spice in candied or chocolate-coated form. You can also enjoy the ginger as a Ginger liqueur, Ayurvedic ginger tea or ginger water. The latter is currently developing into a trend drink. Anyone can easily make their own ginger water. It's cheap and healthy. 

With Japanese sushi, the slightly lemony note of the ginger becomes the icing on the cake of taste on the sushi roll. Every ginger recipe has its own characteristics that make the ginger something special. Many people appreciate ginger not only because of its taste, but also because of its many positive effects on the organism. For example, an Iranian study showed that blood sugar and blood fat levels as well as cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetics can be significantly improved with ginger.

The versatile effects of ginger

Some Indian or Thai recipes contain ginger not only for taste reasons, but also because of its digestive effect. The traditional Ayurvedic, Chinese or Japanese folk medicine concepts use ginger in medical contexts, for example in asthma, type 2 diabetes, colds with cough, inflammatory respiratory and throat infections or arthritis. In Germany, ginger has been recognized as a spice with medicinal properties for 25 years. 

Ginger is much more than just a hot kitchen spice. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of the contained gingerols have been proven. The taste of fresh ginger differs significantly from the powdered ginger. The hot ginger can boast of being one of the oldest medicinal and spice plants. It is used as a preventive ginger tea in winter or for healing purposes in the case of colds. The hot gingerols are responsible for the hot taste and the healing effects described. In addition to these, various essential oils are also present in ginger roots. In combination, these have anti-inflammatory, expectorant, detoxifying, analgesic and digestive properties. 

Fresh grated ginger can easily be frozen. Ginger water or freshly prepared ginger tea can be made with a few slices of fresh ginger. Ginger capsules are advisable for motion sickness, seasickness and vomiting. 

Ginger is used to stimulate digestion as well as against it 
  • Headache
  • migraine
  • Cold symptoms with cough
  • Rheumatism, arthritis and osteoarthritis pain
  • menstrual cramps
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • or muscle pain or soreness
Ginger is also always good for detox measures. A sufficient number of long-term studies are already available for some of the effects described. For others, there have so far only been initial studies with small numbers of test subjects. Based on empirical values, nutritional medicine assumes that the regular intake of high-dose ginger preparations supports the immune system, which is largely kept functional by the flora in the intestine. Gingerols boost metabolism. The ginger root, which comes from the tropics and subtropics, is mainly cultivated in India, Japan and China, Australia, as well as South America and France.

The preparation of ginger water or ginger smoothies

People who want to lose weight, need to lower blood sugar levels or are considering a detox should look into the qualities of ginger water. Because ginger water is considered to be the ideal detox basis alongside lemon water. In addition, it ensures that the figure remains slim on many levels in the organism. Ginger water can be enjoyed chilled or lukewarm. It has no calories and stimulates your metabolism to burn more calories.

To prepare ginger water, a thumb-sized piece is separated from the fresh ginger root. One liter of hot water is poured over this and it should then steep for ten minutes. Enjoyed lukewarm on an empty stomach, it stimulates numerous processes in the organism. The rest of the ginger water is consumed throughout the day. As an alternative to this method of production, the piece of ginger root can also be steeped in cold water overnight. The taste of the healthy sharpness of the ginger water can be adjusted by adding freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice. This also enhances the ginger water with vitamin C. Pieces of ginger can also be added to black or green tea.

A delicious apple and ginger smoothie can be made from a banana, an apple, a piece of ginger root, some lettuce, cucumber or fresh spinach, half a lemon and water. The refreshing and basic ginger smoothie gets a summery chill with a few ice cubes. It should be noted that the important ingredients of ginger are located directly below the peel. Therefore, the piece of ginger should be peeled as thinly as possible or - preferably as organic ginger - used unpeeled. Ginger tea, ginger water or ginger smoothie can supply the ingredients of ginger at any time.

A hot tip: Dr. Ginger Ginger Liqueur

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