The properties of lemon are innumerable; it’s a great ally not only for the body but also for the skin. Ginger is also known for its several health benefits, so... what would happen if we combined lemon with ginger?
Lemon: the super C vitamin citrus
The lemon is a well-known citrus fruit that you can consume in different ways, as well as use in face masks, for skincare, and in nail treatments. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds. All in all, its consumption can only bring you benefits!.
Lemons can support heart health, weight control, and digestive health. One lemon provides about 50% of the reference daily intake from vitamin C. It’s also a great source of soluble pectin fiber, which naturally helps you eat less, as it expands in your stomach and helps you feel full for longer.
Citric acid helps the body to absorb iron from plant sources (non-heme iron), which are not as easy to include in your diet as the iron contents from meat, fish, and chicken. In turn, iron is the best weapon to prevent anemia.
Ginger: an ancient and powerful root
Ginger is a flowering plant that originated in Southeast Asia. The rhizome, known as ginger root, is among the healthiest spices on the planet. Ginger can be used fresh, dried, powdered, as an oil, or as juice. Not only will you find it in recipes, but also in some cosmetics, as its powerful properties are also beneficial to hair and skin treatments.
Ginger is also popular for its flavor and efficiency in fighting common symptoms: it’s been used for many years to improve digestion and combat flu symptoms. There’s a study published by Integrative Medicine Insights that explained how the consumption of ginger can be helpful to naturally treat vomiting and nausea, especially morning sickness.
Furthermore, another study published by Nutrition Magazine suggested that the daily consumption of ginger could also have a positive impact when preventing cardiovascular and coronary diseases. This amazing plant has benefits of all kinds!
How about combining lemon and ginger?
When you combine ginger and lemon together to lose some weight, you’re giving it an extra boost as well. It’s a safe way to keep your body healthy and satisfied, as lemon juice can act as an appetite suppressant. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to take advantage of both ginger and lemon at home! You’ll just need:
- A small piece of ginger without its skin.
- A cup of water.
- Half lemon juice.
- Honey to taste.
- Cut the ginger in slices or you can even grate it, so you can also enhance the beverage.
- Heat water in a cooking pot and add the lemon juice and the ginger previously grated.
- Before boiling, turn off the heating and let it rest for 10 minutes.