Ginger water is easy to make just by adding hot water into a glass with a few slices of ginger in it. Honey can also be added as a sweetener if needed, and a few more ingredients can be used for enjoying different flavors.
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What do I need to make this easy ginger water
Making ginger water can’t be any easier. For this recipe you just need:
- A mug or glass
- Fresh ginger
- Boiling water
If desired, you can also add some honey as a sweetener, which also helps to soothe a sore throat and lessen your cold symptoms.
How to make ginger water
STEP BY STEP PICTURES ON HOW TO MAKE THIS GINGER WATER
Peel the ginger with a spoon as shown in the video and cut it in thin slices.
Place the slices in a glass or a mug. *If you use a glass, make sure it’s safe to use it with boiling water.
Add boiling water to the glass.
Add honey if desired. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy it hot.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS GINGER WATER
I call this version of ginger water quick and easy because you just have to cut the ginger and add hot water to it.
However, you can also make it by placing some ginger and water in a pan and bringing it to boil. Let it boil for about 10 to 15 minutes. The longer it boils, the stronger the taste will be.
Another option is to grate the ginger instead of cutting it into slices. In this case, there is a higher chance that you’ll end up eating some little pieces of ginger, which is great if you love the taste. In case you don’t, you might prefer to strain the water before drinking it.
Benefits of ginger water
In this study, it has been confirmed that there is enough evidence showing the effectiveness of using ginger during the first three or four days of the menstrual cycle to alleviate the symptoms of cramps.
Now, in the study, they talk about 750-2000 mg of ginger powder, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do an experiment with your own body to see if ginger water helps with your symptoms.
This other study, indicates that the addition of ginger to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may contribute to the treatment of a migraine attack.
Finally, the results of studies in this article, suggest that ginger might help to treat nausea and vomiting in different clinical settings.
When should I drink it and how much of it
There is not really a limit on how much ginger water you should drink. Just remember that too much of something is never good. One to three cups a day, when you have specific needs, might be beneficial, but you also don’t need to drink it every day.
Just a heads up, the detoxing quality that some people might give to ginger is just BS. So, enjoy it if you like it and see any benefits.
Some people drink ginger water to alleviate nausea and improve digestion. I personally use it when I have a cold and sore throat.
You can experiment on yourself and see if you get any benefit in specific circumstances.
The universal reason why I personally consider ginger water to be healthy is that it’s a great alternative to ginger ale or sugary drinks.
In general, it helps with hydration, and during the colder days, such a hot drink is especially comforting.
Can I add more ingredients to it?
Yes, you can add so much more to ginger water.
You can use cayenne for a spicy taste, or lemon if you prefer a citrus flavor.
It’s also possible to add some turmeric – don’t forget the black pepper to increase the turmeric’s bioavailability – if you prefer a stronger taste.
I like to use it together with my morning green tea by adding a few slices of ginger to my thermos and pouring little quantities into a mug.
I often refill the thermos with more water using the same ginger.
Finally, when I have a sore throat, I infuse it together with thyme and mint and I add a little honey to it.
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Quick and Easy Ginger Water
Ginger water is easy to make just by adding hot water into a glass with a few slices of ginger in it. Honey can also be added as a sweetener, if needed, and a few more ingredients can be used for enjoying different flavors.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 10 min
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: No cooking
- Cuisine: Healthy
1 inch (2,5 cm) of fresh ginger
1 hot water*
1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
- Peel the ginger with a spoon as shown in the video.
- Cut it into thin slices and place them in a mug or a glass**.
- Add boiling water to the mug.
- Add the honey if desired.
- Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and enjoy it hot.
*The quantity depends on the size of your mug.
**If you use a glass, make sure it’s safe to use it with boiling water.
Add a pinch of cayenne for a spicy taste
Add lemon juice for a citrus flavor.
Add turmeric – don’t forget the black pepper to increase the turmeric’s bioavailability – for a stronger taste.
Infuse it together with thyme and mint to combat a sore throat.
Keywords: ginger water, ginger tea, winter drink, soothing drink
Claudia Canu is a former junk and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life and achieve big goals.
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