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The benefits of Ginger

Ginger tea or ginger water has a number of health improving factors. Listed below are some of these benefits:

1. Inflammation-Excess inflammation in the body can cause harm. Ginger may help prevent or heal inflammation, including allergic reactions.

2. Antioxidant-Ginger may help reduce the effects of oxidative stress and damage to your cells which may lead to other health concerns such as heart disease, cancer, premature aging etc.

3. Digestive aid-Ginger may improve digestive problems plus act as an anti-nausea aid.

4. Balance blood sugars-Improvements may be gained in treating health concerns relating to diabetes.

To prepare ginger tea, simply slice the ginger root (2 to 3 small slices or to taste) and place in boiling water to draw. The ginger can be reused for subsequent cups of tea. Avoid making the tea too strong as this may cause a burning sensation in your mouth. The added benefit to having ginger tea is remaining hydrated throughout the day.

If you are on any medication, check with your doctor if there may be any contraindications from drinking ginger tea.

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