Benefits of drinking ginger juice with lemon water every morning- weight loss, healthy blood sugar & digestion  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: Most of us have been told that adding a squeeze of lemon juice to your glass of water in the morning can do wonders for your health, from boosting your metabolism to improving hydration and increasing vitamin C intake. Perhaps, many people drink warm lemon water on an empty stomach to help them lose weight faster. But, what about adding ginger juice with lemon water to your morning regime? Like lemon, ginger is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that offer a wide range of health benefits.
So, whether you’re trying to burn belly fat or boost weight loss, improve your immunity, or balance glucose levels, ginger juice is an exceptional addition to your diet. Ginger (scientific name Zingiber officinale) is among the healthiest spices that can help treat a variety of ailments such as nausea, indigestion, high cholesterol, muscle pain and soreness, etc.
Benefits of ginger juice with lemon water in the morning for weight loss and many more
Here are some incredible benefits of including ginger juice with lemon in your morning routine.
Weight loss: Both ginger and lemons are excellent natural home remedies for weight loss. For example, one research has found that men who drank the ginger water after eating breakfast reported greater feelings of fullness, suggesting that it might help people lose or manage weight.
Similarly, the polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons have been shown to significantly reduce weight gain in obese mice. According to a 2005 article published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the vitamin C in the lemon juice could help your body burn more fat, especially if you’re exercising. The researchers note that getting enough vitamin C increases the body fat burning by 30 per cent during the workout.
Good for chronic indigestion: Not only ginger is delicious and flavourful but the spice can speed up emptying of stomach in people with chronic indigestion (dyspepsia) characterised by recurrent stomach pain, bloating, discomfort, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting, etc. One study involving 24 healthy individuals showed that having 1.2 grams of ginger powder before a meal accelerated emptying of the stomach by 50 per cent.
It is claimed that drinking lemon water every morning may help you get your digestive tract moving while preventing the buildup of toxins in the body.
Healthy blood sugar: Surprisingly, research suggests that ginger may have anti-diabetic properties. A 2015 study of participants with type 2 diabetes showed that taking 2 grams of ginger power per day lowered blood sugar levels and improved various heart disease risk factors in patients.
How to make ginger juice with lemon water
To yield the benefits and get optimal results from drinking ginger juice with lemon water, you need to consume it consistently. When making this delicious health concoction, always use fresh ginger and lemon rather than artificial ones from the bottle.
To make ginger juice with lemon water, you can squeeze half a lemon into 8 ounces of warm water. Infuse a slice or fresh ginger or 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed ginger juice to your lemon water. You can also add a teaspoon of raw honey and a dash of cinnamon to improve the taste.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.