Drinking a hot cup of tea has many health benefits, aside from just making you feel great!
A cup of tea (or two or three, LOL) a day not only makes you feel soothed and relaxed, but it can also energize you and kick-start your day. Are you ready to start your tea-adventure? Then start with ginger and lemon tea which is not only a great choice of drink every day, it is also a great alternative to coffee! If you are a non-coffee drinker then you are on the right track, and if coffee is something you can’t live without, maybe switching to tea every so often would be a great idea too!
6 Surefire Health Benefits of Ginger and Lemon Tea
Lemon ginger tea is an aromatic tea which gives you a ton of health benefits inside and out–meaning it does not only provide benefits to your health but also radiates a healthy glow on your skin, hair, and body.
Here are some of the benefits you could gain if you start drinking this tea:
1. Lemon ginger tea is health-tea!
A. Gastrointestinal problems
If you are feeling a bit nauseated or feeling a little ill, then drink lemon ginger tea because it brings relief from such ailments with its powerful ingredient in curing gastrointestinal problems–ginger.
Lemons are very rich in vitamin C and packed with antioxidants and immune-boosting agents. This could also help you prevent getting a cold, flu or cough.
C. Heart health
Lemon ginger tea helps the heart function properly, helping the flow of blood through the arteries and veins and even preventing blood clots.
2. Lemon ginger tea is beau-tea-ful!
A. Glowing Skin
This vitamin and antioxidant-packed tea are why this drink helps you achieve #NOFILTERSELFIE! These vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants improve skin health and also gives antibacterial benefits which can prevent skin infections and help clear up skin.
B. Hair growth
Lemon ginger tea also helps in hair growth as the vitamins and minerals also support your scalp, making your hair stronger and shinier.
C. Healthy weight
This tea can also help in your venture of weight loss because drinking this can reduce the feeling of hunger and increase insulin. Also, it reduces the level of fat in your body, increasing your metabolism and burning more calories.
Drinking this every day can improve your system in no time!
How to Make Lemon Ginger Tea
Making lemon ginger tea does not require rocket science measurements. All you need is water and some other ingredients you can easily find in your local market. There are some of the variations of making this tea. Read on and opt for the one you prefer the most.
1. Basic Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
A soothing tea with a dash of sweetness, a tinge of sourness and a touch of spiciness! To achieve this taste all you will need are 3 ingredients: honey, lemon, ginger and of course, hot water. First, cut the lemon in half to squeeze one half of its juice into a cup or mug. Second, peel the ginger and grate it. Add it into the mug with the lemon juice, then add hot water and honey to taste.
2. Anti-inflammatory Lemon Ginger Tea
Make a Basic Honey Lemon Ginger tea and add a pinch or two of turmeric powder. This blend will enhance the drink’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
3. Nostalgic Lemon Ginger Tea
Similar to the first two blends, to make this you have to mix in a stick of cinnamon in your mug or teapot. This brings a different aroma and taste to the tea just like Christmas where you just want to relax, read a book and sip a warm cup of tea!
If you are focusing on weight loss you can use any of the blends, but you should drink at least two cups a day –one in the morning and the other at night. It is also advisable to take this 30 minutes before a meal. Drinking lemon ginger tea on an empty stomach in the morning can help in digestion and food absorption.
So, in conclusion…
Lemon ginger tea is a wonderful concoction that has so many health benefits. Always remember though, all these benefits can be gained through the help of disciplining yourself and following a healthy diet. If you want these benefits, grab your mug and make some lemon ginger tea to have a tea-rrific day!